10 December 2018
1 April 2019
10 June 2019
1 October 2019
Note: Each of the four categories has its own deadline, please refer to the Eligibility Requirements for more details.
IDFA Bertha Fund 2019
The IDFA Bertha Fund is designed to stimulate and empower the creative documentary sector in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe by supporting innovative documentary projects by talented filmmakers from these regions. The Fund provides development, production and distribution grants through two funding schemes. Filmmakers from and living in the mentioned regions can apply for IBF Classic. European co-producers of documentaries from these regions can apply for IBF Europe.
In addition to financing, the Fund offers filmmakers tailor made consultancies and training programs to support them in their creative and production process. Additionally, filmmakers are invited to participate in the different industry events that IDFA has to offer and broaden their international network and knowledge of the documentary industry.
Applications to the IDFA Bertha Fund can be made in a variety of different funding categories. In all categories, the Fund is looking for films that use strong visual treatments to tell compelling stories and have the potential to reach a global audience.
IBF Classic offers development and production support to filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East, and parts of Eastern Europe.
- IBF Classic – Project Development
- IBF Classic – Production & Post-production
IBF Europe aims to stimulate the collaboration between independent European producers and producers from other regions.
- IBF Europe – International Co-production
- IBF Europe – Distribution of International Co-productions
Specializations for this opportunity:
– Documentaries Filming
– Film Production
EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, CYPRUS, COMOROS.
Other countries that are not from the Middle East nor North Africa.
IBF Classic – Project Development
IBF Classic – Production & Post-production
IBF Europe – International Co-production
IBF Europe – Distribution of International Co-productions
- The maximum contribution for project development is €5,000.
- The maximum contribution for production & post-production is €17,500.
- The maximum contribution per international co-productions project is €40,000.
- The maximum contribution per distribution international co-productions project is €30,000.
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Second Step: Create a new entry and complete the following sections:
- Project Information
- Project History
- Content Credits and Contacts
- Financial details
- Preview Link
Third Step: Submit your entry.
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This Scholarship Published by:
” Mayar Abdalla/ The Netherlands”
Reviewed by” Islam Abo Essa/ Egypt”
MARJ3 Scholarships team