IDFA Academy Calls European Talents

The IDFA Academy which I can highly recommend – I attended as observer last year – has asked me to help find young talents, who could qualify for their 2013 training programme. Here is the text, I am sure that many of our readers qualify, take a look if it something for you. Deadline is October 10:

IDFAcademy 2013 will be held from November 21-24. The call for accreditation is now open. This year, IDFAcademy is open to emerging filmmakers and producers from countries of the EU, according to the list of countries by the MEDIA Programme. Participants apply with a film (completed after September 2012) that they want to distribute on the world stage, or a project that they would like to produce and/or finance internationally, and eventually distribute. This ensures that participants are constantly applying the general knowledge and advice to their own film or project during the four days. Filmmakers or producers with a film selected for the festival or Docs For Sale are especially encouraged to attend. This also applies to participants in the IDFA WorldView Summer School, IDFA-Mediafonds Workshop and Kids & Docs Workshop, or former participants with their result (film) selected for IDFA.    

The accreditation entry form and guidelines for accreditation for IDFAcademy 2013 are available here. The cost of the 2013 IDFAcademy Pass is €200,- (excl. 6% VAT).  IDFAcademy 2013 is open to a maximum of 80 participants. The deadline for application is October 10. The selection is made before the end of October. Profile of the Participants Documentary filmmakers and producers from Europe who have made a maximum of two documentaries, preferably between 20 and 90 minutes in length. These documentaries provide evidence of their talent. A course of study in film is a plus, but not a requirement. Up until now, the filmmakers have operated primarily on the national level, where their films have been financed and screened. They now wish to broaden their careers by operating internationally. A few of the participants have films that are screening at IDFA. For most of them, IDFA is the first major international documentary film festival that they have attended. We are proud to announce that the MEDIA Programme has decided to support the IDFAcademy activities during the festival in 2013.

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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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