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Call for submissions: IDFA Bertha Fund Europe – International Co-production funding scheme


The IDFA Bertha Fund is now calling for project submissions to the IBF Europe – International Co-production funding scheme. Read more about the grant and apply by April 1, 2020.

The IDFA Bertha Fund supports independent, critical, and artistic voices from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe with the aim of stimulating and empowering the creative documentary sector in these regions.

About IBF Europe – International Co-production Support

Through IBF Europe – International Co-production Support, the IDFA Bertha Fund aims to encourage European producers to participate as co-producer in high-quality documentary projects by filmmakers from the above-mentioned regions. Check the complete list of MEDIA sub-program countries and the IBF Europe Country List to see if you and your project are eligible.

Specific attention will be paid to encouraging and supporting producers from countries with limited national co-production funding schemes, or from countries that are not yet fully involved in international co-productions. IBF Europe is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA program of the European Union.


The deadline to submit a project for the upcoming selection round is April 1, 2020. For the regulations, online entry form, and submission FAQs, please visit our web page.

Submit through MyIDFA

In order to submit a project to the IDFA Bertha Fund, you need a MyIDFA account. With this account, you can then submit entry forms to the IDFA Bertha Fund, as well as to IDFA, Docs for Sale and IDFA Forum. Register for a MyIDFA account here.

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International co-productions: Additional resources

Alongside the call for submissions, the IDFA Bertha Fund has published some additional resources, best practices, and useful tips for producers who are entering into international co-productions. Check out our new article Towards a better co-production practice, read this interview with Isabel Arrate Fernandez (IDFA Bertha Fund Managing Director) from last year’s call, and listen to the IDFA 2018 think tank Code of Conduct: Towards an Ethical Way of Co-producing.

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