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Martijn te Pas

Program Coord & Programmer
Since 2000 I work for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (see www.idfa.nl). My function is program coordinator in which I am responsible for overseeing all research activities, processing and viewing film festival entries, selecting music films, short films and mid-length competition films. I also advise on IDFA TV content and go to several international film festivals every year - either as juror (a.o. Hot Docs, Expresion en Corto, Docville) or as a guest. Every year since 1988, about 300 international documentaries are screened at IDFA for a huge number of film lovers and professionals. IDFA is unique for its international film program, the variety of genres, its committed program and the many European, International and World premieres featured each year. Aside from the festival, IDFA consists of three other components: the IDFA Bertha Fund, the FORUM and Docs for Sale. All of these were established in order to improve the international climate for creative documentaries. The IDFA Bertha Fund offers support to documentary projects and festivals in developing countries, the FORUM is Europe's biggest co-financing market for international documentary productions, and Docs for Sale is an international documentary market where buyers, sales agents and distributors can see a selection from the best creative documentaries of the past year. I also was a documentary advisor of the Dutch Mediafund (2007-2013) which provides grants to encourage the development and production of cultural radio and television programs.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, March 17

11:00am CDT