Program & Timetable

On this page you will find the daily schedule of the IDFAcademy program for Group 5 and 6, as well as buttons at the bottom of this page that guide you directly to each day's extended program overview. On the following pages you will find a detailed description of each day, informing you about the plenary sessions and small sessions! Also have a look at the To Watch List on page 10, where we offer you a handpicked list of films and filmmakers & Industry talks, some of which we really encourage you to view in preparation of the sessions. All times in the program are UTC+1 time! With the IDFAcademy program and a large part of the IDFA program being online this year, we understand that the way you navigate through the festival is different this year for all of you. So please also have a look at the Practical Information page before the festival and IDFAcademy kick off, to make sure the online environment will be easy for you to use.

Program Group 5

Thursday November 19

14.00 - 15.30 Opening Talk with Claire Simon

16.00 - 17.00 Meet the Participants

Friday November 20

10.00 - 11.00 Small Session: Directing in Limited Space

15.45 - 16.45 Filmmaker Talk: Gianfranco Rosi

Monday November 23

10.00 - 11.00 Small Session: Where to begin? Writing for Documentary Film

15.00 - 16.30 Plenary Session: Finding and engaging your audience in a digitally overloaded world

Tuesday November 24

10.00 - 11.00 Small Session: International Co-Production

15.00 - 16.30 Plenary Session: Creative Producing - Whose Story Is It?

Wednesday November 25

10.00 - 11.00 Small Session: How to Pitch Successfully

15.00 - 16.30 Plenary Session: Sales & Distribution Strategy

Program Group 6

Thursday November 19

14.00 - 15.30 Opening Talk with Claire Simon

17.00 - 18.00 Meet the Participants

Friday November 20

15.45 - 16.45 Filmmaker Talk: Gianfranco Rosi

17.30 - 18.30 Small Session: Directing in Limited Space

Monday November 23

15.00 - 16.30 Plenary Session: Finding and engaging your audience in a digitally overloaded world

17.30 - 18.30 Small Session: Where to begin? Writing for Documentary Film

Tuesday November 24

15.00 - 16.30 Plenary Session: Creative Producing - Whose Story Is It?

17.30 - 18.30 Small Session: International Co-Production

Wednesday November 25

15.00 - 16.30 Plenary Session: Sales & Distribution Strategy

17.30 - 18.30 Small Session: How to Pitch Successfully

Daily Programs

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