Sponsoring Events

Sponsoring
Social & Industry Events

Guests Meet Guests

If you’d like to reach all festival guests, hosting a Guests Meet Guests (GMG) drink is your best option. All guests of IDFA with a pass are invited to the daily GMG in various festival locations. For € 6,000, this sponsoring opportunity includes the option to provide free drinks for all guests courtesy of your organization. Or, for € 3,000 you can receive 200 vouchers (with your logo/name) to hand out to guests for a free drink. Guests who do not have a voucher pay a reduced price for the drinks. This option is available for the first two GMG during the festival.

What? Guests Meet Guests

When? Thursday, November 18 to Wednesday, November 24 What time? 18:00-19:30 Who? All guests with pass Where? Zuiderkerk Logo/name? Yes, during the event on screen(s), in the Program Guide, on our website, and in a mailing to industry guests Short text? Yes, in the Program Guide Speech? If you like, max. 2 minutes Trailer/still? If you like, no sound, max. 5MB Roll-up banners? Max. 6 Other promo material? If you like, at venue Guestlist for non-passholders? Max. 20 Flyer Guestbag? Yes (2,800 total or 700 Forum) Food/drinks? Open bar/drink vouchers/snacks Costs? € 3,000/€ 6,000 (excl. VAT)

Filmmakers' Dinner

You can reach all filmmakers at the Filmmakers’ Dinner on the Monday evening of the festival. It’s the only night during the festival where all filmmakers with a film in the program are exclusively invited to get to know each other and have a relaxed dinner together. Typically about 150 filmmakers come for dinner. It's also possible to host the Filmmakers' Dinner as a group of organizations who are all visible as the joint hosts of this social event.

What? Filmmakers' Dinner

When? Monday, November 22 What time? 20:00-22:30 Who? All filmmakers with a film in the program Where? Zuiderkerk Logo/name? Yes, during the event on screen(s), in the Program Guide, on our website, and in a mailing to industry guests Short text? Yes, in the Program Guide Speech? If you like, max. 2 minutes Trailer/still? If you like, no sound, max. 5MB Roll-up banners? Max. 6 Other promo material? If you like, at venue Guestlist for non-passholders? No Flyer Guestbag? No Food/drinks? Three-course vegetarian dinner Costs? € 10,000 (excl. VAT)

IDFA Market Drinks

If you’re interested in reaching all Industry participants of the IDFA Forum, IDFA DocLab Forum and Docs for Sale, you could host the IDFA Market Drinks on the first Sunday evening of the festival. All Forum and Docs for Sale participants are invited to these informal kickoff drinks to start off the pitching days at the Forum.

What? IDFA Market Drinks

When? Sunday, November 21 What time? 21:00-22:30 Who? All Forum and Docs for Sale guests Where? Zuiderkerk Logo/name? Yes, during the event on screen(s), in the Program Guide, on our website, and in a mailing to industry guests Short text? Yes, in the Program Guide Speech? If you like, max. 2 minutes Trailer/still? If you like, no sound, max. 5MB Roll-up banners? Max. 2 Other promo material? If you like, at venue Guestlist for non-passholders? Max. 15 Flyer Guestbag? No Food/drinks? Drinks/snacks Costs? € 4,500 (excl. VAT)

IDFA Forum Lunches

Hosting one of the Forum's three-course lunches is another great sponsoring opportunity. Approximately 300 to 400 guests can attend the lunch, which is only for Forum delegates (ca. 500 guests).

What? IDFA Forum Lunches

When? Monday, November 22 to Wednesday, November 24 What time? 13:00-14:45 Who? All Forum guests Where? Zuiderkerk Logo/name? Yes, during the event on screen(s), in the Program Guide, on our website, and in a mailing to industry guests Short text? Yes, in the Program Guide Speech? If you like, max. 2 minutes Trailer/still? If you like, no sound, max. 5MB Roll-up banners? Max. 6 Other promo material? If you like, at venue Guestlist for non-passholders? No Flyer Guestbag? No Food/drinks? Three-course vegetarian lunch Costs? € 3,500 (excl. VAT)

IDFA Forum Closing Drinks

To round up three days of pitching and networking, informal closing drinks are organized at the Forum venue. These memorable drinks are a great way to reach the Forum guests. During this event, IDFA Forum also announces the winners of the Forum Awards.

What? IDFA Forum Closing Drinks

When? Wednesday, November 24 What time? 17:00-18:00 Who? All Forum guests Where? Compagnietheater Logo/name? Yes, during the event on screen(s), in the Program Guide, on our website, and in a mailing to industry guests Short text? Yes, in Program Guide Speech? If you like, max. 2 minutes Trailer/still? If you like, no sound, max. 5MB Roll-up banners? Max. 2 Other promo material? If you like, at venue Guestlist for non-passholders? No Flyer Guestbag? No Food/drinks? Drinks/snacks Costs? € 3,000 (excl. VAT)

Docs for Sale Happy Hour / Coffee & Tea Table

If you want to reach the Docs for Sale guests (TV buyers, sales agents, distributors, and festival programmers) you can co-host the daily Docs for Sale Happy Hour (in the evenings) and the coffee and tea table (during the day) at Arti et Amicitiae. The Docs for Sale Happy Hours/coffee and tea table are hosted by a group of organizations that are all visible as the joint hosts of this social event.

What? Docs for Sale Happy Hour / Coffee & Tea Table

When? Friday, November 19 to Tuesday, November 23 What time? 17:00-18:00 Who? All guests with pass Where? Arti et Amicitiae Logo/name? Yes, during the event on screen(s), in the Program Guide, on our website, and in a mailing to industry guests Short text? No Speech? If you like, in consultation with Docs for Sale Trailer/still? If you like, no sound, max. 5MB Roll-up banners? No Other promo material? Poster at eye-catching spot (1x2m) Guestlist for non-passholders? No Flyer Guestbag? No Food/drinks? Coffee & tea table/50 drink vouchers for sponsor/snacks/2 free drinks for all passholders Costs? € 2,000 (excl. VAT) (for all 5)

IDFA Forum Producers Breakfasts

You can reach the producers attending the Forum by hosting the breakfasts for Forum Producers. During the Forum period, IDFA organizes a networking breakfast for all invited producers (ca. 180). Up to 60 producers are invited to each breakfast, which includes allocated seating.

What? IDFA Forum Producers Breakfast

When? Monday, November 22 to Wednesday, November 24 What time? 08:00-09:00 Who? Forum Producers Where? Compagnietheater Logo/name? Yes, during the event on screen(s), in the Program Guide, on our website, and in a mailing to industry guests Short text? Yes, in the Program Guide Speech? If you like, max. 2 minutes Trailer/still? If you like, no sound, max. 5MB Roll-up banners? Max. 2 Other promo material? If you like, at venue Guestlist for non-passholders? No Flyer Guestbag? No Food/drinks? Breakfast (vegetarian) Costs? € 2,500 (excl. VAT) (for all 3)

IDFA DocLab Drinks

If you would like to reach all the DocLab professionals, hosting the IDFA DocLab Drinks is a perfect opportunity.

What? IDFA DocLab Drinks

When? T.B.D. What time? T.B.D. Who? All DocLab participants Where? Tolhuistuin Logo/name? Yes, during the event on screen(s), in the Program Guide, on our website, and in a mailing to industry guests Short text? Yes, in the Program Guide Speech? If you like, max. 2 minutes Trailer/still? If you like, no sound, max. 5MB Roll-up banners? Max. 2 Other promo material? If you like, at venue Guestlist for non-passholders? No Flyer Guestbag? No Food/drinks? Drinks/snacks Costs? € 3,000 (excl. VAT) (for all 3)

IDFA Doclab Forum Lunch

On the first Sunday of the festival, IDFA Forum starts with the Rough Cut Presentations and IDFA DocLab Forum. Participants of DocLab's industry programming and all Forum guests with an Observer pass are invited to join the IDFA DocLab Forum Lunch.

What? IDFA DocLab Forum Lunch

When? Sunday, November 21 What time? 12:00-14:30 Who? All DocLab guests (by invitation) and all Forum guests with Observer pass Where? Compagnietheater or Tolhuistuin Logo/name? Yes, during the event on screen(s), in the Program Guide, on our website, and in a mailing to industry guests Short text? Yes, in the Program Guide and IDFA Forum Catalogue Speech? If you like, max. 2 minutes Trailer/still? If you like, no sound, max. 5MB Roll-up banners? Max. 2 Other promo material? If you like, at venue Guestlist for non-passholders? Max. 10 Flyer Guestbag? No Food/drinks? Lunch (vegetarian rolls, soup, etc.) Costs? € 2,000 (excl. VAT)

More options for visibility

Naturally, there are plenty of other ways to boost your visibility at IDFA. Some suggested options include: advertising in the Program Guide; placing a banner on the website; distributing a flyer or leaflet in the guest bags; and screening your slide or commercial during the festival. If you are interested in one of these options, please have a look at our Media Card and get in touch with us.

Sponsored Industry Events

You can reach all professional festival guests by adopting one of the sponsored industry sessions. Each year, IDFA hosts a number of curated industry sessions and talks for all professional guests who wish to sharpen their awareness of the documentary industry and get up to speed on its latest developments. Parallel to these sessions, IDFA includes a number of tailor-made sponsored industry sessions for partners to present themselves or their product to all professional guests. The industry sessions take place in the Brakke Grond, Amsterdam. Rooms are set up with a table and chairs, and have modest screening facilities. The duration of the session is max. 2 hours. A suitable timeslot will be found in consultation with the Industry Office, as space in the Industry Program is limited. The topic and content of the session will be put together and customized by your organization in consultation with IDFA. This could be a presentation of your organization or a one-on-one event that is more consultancy-focused. IDFA is responsible for the technical preparation and will give you access to the online guest list. You are responsible for inviting the guests to the session.

What? Sponsored Industry Event When? Thursday, November 18 to Wednesday, November 24 What time? 09:00-19:00 Who? All industry participants Where? Brakke Grond Logo/name? Yes, during the event on screen(s), in the Program Guide, on our website, and in a mailing to industry guests Short text? Yes, in the Program Guide Speech? Presentation or one-on-one Trailer/still? If you like Roll-up banners? Max. 2 Other promo material? If you like, at venue Guestlist for non-passholders? Max. 5 Flyer Guestbag? No Food/drinks? No Costs? Varies

Contact

We are already in contact with some organizations, so please let us know what your preferences are, and we will let you know what is possible.

Contact Ellen via ellenbannink@idfa.nl