IDFA is the world’s leading institute for the art of documentary film and new media. Every November, IDFA’s festival welcomes some 295,000 visits and 3,000 professionals to Amsterdam for a trend-setting program. Leading the industry are IDFA’s markets IDFA Forum and Docs for Sale, two flagship business events that documentary professionals never miss. For the world’s documentary filmmakers, IDFA offers direct support through the IDFA Bertha Fund and talent development programs.
Isabel Arrate Fernandez
Isabel Arrate Fernandez worked in festival production, programming, and film financing before joining IDFA to head the IDFA Bertha Fund. Since 2020 she has been the deputy director of IDFA in charge of the Filmmaker Support department. As such, she is responsible for the IDFA Bertha Fund (IBF) and oversees the Talent Development program.