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

The IDFA Bertha Fund is now accepting project submissions to the IBF Europe – International Co-production funding scheme.

The IBF Europe – International Co-production scheme encourages European producers to participate as co-producer in high-quality documentary projects by filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. This funding category caters to documentary projects in all stages of production and offers a maximum contribution of €40,000 per project.

Recent films supported through the IBF Europe – International Co-production category include Radiograph of a Family (dir. Firouzeh Khosrovani), The Earth is Blue as an Orange (dir. Iryna Tsilyk), and Downstream to Kinshasa (dir. Dieudo Hamadi).

In line with the Fund’s mission, the selection committee will pay particular attention to supporting producers from countries with limited national co-production funding schemes, or from countries that are not yet fully involved in international co-productions.

The applicant should be a production company that is constituted and has been active for at least two years in a country participating in the MEDIA Sub-program (including Serbia), while the director and at least one co-production company must be based in a country listed inIBF Europe Country List .

The deadline to submit a project for the upcoming selection round is April 1, 2021. For the regulations, entry form, and submission FAQs, please visit IDFA Bertha website.