The 33rd edition of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) will take place from November 16 – December 06 – 2020.
IDFA is an international documentary film festival that takes place each November in Amsterdam. Every year, the festival presents a program of around 300 creative documentaries and interactive non-fiction projects, accompanied by performances, conversations and debates with filmmakers, protagonists and special guests. This makes a film screening at IDFA a truly unique experience for festivalgoers.
As long as cinemas are open, every IDFA 2020 film will first screen in theaters, no matter how limited the capacity (currently capped at 30 persons). These safe theatrical premieres will allow filmmakers and loyal audiences to enjoy a real festival experience, which—this year specifically—will also reflect the far more important symbolic value of resilience. Should health recommendations change, we will adapt, and we will keep everybody informed.
After their theatrical premieres, a large selection of IDFA 2020 films will be streamed exclusively on a new online environment that IDFA will soon unveil. IDFA online screenings will be geo-blocked and highly secure. Instead of having a rental window as typically seen with VOD platforms, audiences will enjoy scheduled online streaming followed by live Q&As. Accredited professionals will get the chance to watch the film program in a separate dedicated on-demand environment. IDFA 2020’s online screenings aim to minimize the alienation filmmakers feel as their films screen virtually this year and to cherish some of the elements that make a festival exciting: an immediate, collective experience that includes the wonderful chance of meeting the filmmaker after watching their film.
Furthermore, thanks to the collaboration with some of the Netherlands’ most prominent distributors, IDFA will bring a selection of 2020 films to some 40 theaters across the country for Dutch audiences to enjoy without having to travel.
Click here to see the program.
Source : IDFA Website