Sponsoring Social & Industry Events

Host a social industry event for documentary professionals at IDFA and promote your company. For the first time in years, IDFA is moving its industry locations to new venues.

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. Talk to us about combining hosting the Filmmakers' Dinner with a partnership on the Filmmaker Gifts.

When Monday, November 14 What time 20:00-22:30 Where T.B.D. Who All filmmakers with a film in the program Food/drinks Three-course vegetarian dinner € 10,000 (excl. VAT)

Visibility 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 on screens 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

Guests Meet Guests - Thursday & Friday

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. As a host, you'll have the opportunity to showcase your company through a speech, roll-up banners, promo material and the use of screens during the event. For € 3,500 you will 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.

When Thursday, November 10 and Friday November 11 What time 18:00-19:30 Where Café Kuyl Who All guests with pass Food/drinks Drink vouchers & snacks € 3,500 (excl. VAT)

Visibility 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 on screens 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. 20 Flyer Guestbag Yes (2,800 total or 700 Forum)

Guests Meet Guests - Saturday until Wednesday

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. As a host, you'll have the opportunity to showcase your company through a speech, roll-up banners, promo material and the use of screens during the event. For € 6,500, this sponsoring opportunity includes the option to provide free drinks for all guests courtesy of your organisation.

When Saturday, November 12 to Wednesday, November 16 What time 18:00-19:30 Where Felix Meritis Who All guests with pass Food/drinks Open bar & snacks € 6,500 (excl. VAT)

Visibility 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 on screens 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)

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). As a Forum Lunch host, you'll have the opportunity to showcase your company through a speech, roll-up banners, promo material and the use of screens during the event.

When Monday, November 22 to Wednesday, November 24 What time 13:00-14:45 Where T.B.D. Who All Forum pass holders Food/drinks Three-course vegetarian lunch € 4,000 (excl. VAT)* *subject to change, as it depends on the venue

Visibility 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 on screens 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

IDFA Forum Producers Connection Lunch

The IDFA Forum Producers Connection is an intimate space devoted to facilitating international co-productions. The event is open to independent producers with a project in development who are seeking co-production partners, and, on the other hand, to independent producers who are on the lookout for new projects to co-produce. As a host of the Producers Connection Lunch, you will have the opportunity to all the 150 producers that are participating in the Producers Connection.

When Saturday, November 12 What time 13:00-15:00 Where Felix Meritis Who All Producers Connection passholders Food/drinks Three-course vegetarian lunch € 2,500 (excl. VAT)

Visibility 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 on screens 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

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.

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