Associate Partners

Associate Partners are international organisation with a legacy of supporting and championing socio-political documentary filmmaking, who commit to use their weight and knowledge to further the aims of the aDC. For the first edition of the aDC we are happy to have three great institutions on board:

DOK Leipzig

The International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film is the largest German and one of the leading international festivals for artistic documentary and animated film as well as interactive storytelling. Next to the rich and diverse festival program the events and activities of DOK Industry attract yearly around 1,700 accredited industry guest, making it the place the place for encounters between the German and international markets and a space for inventiveness, discovery and high-quality curation.

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The Sundance Documentary Film Program

The Sundance Documentary Film Program supports non-fiction filmmakers
worldwide in the production of cinematic documentaries on contemporary themes. Established in 2002 with founding support from Open Society Foundations, the Program is a vibrant global resource for independent non-fiction storytelling. Led by Tabitha Jackson, the Documentary Film Program believes that art changes the way we reach people. We focus on those values of Art, Reach and Change through encouraging excellence and experimentation in form; championing under-represented voices; facilitating the strategic distribution of grantee projects where needed, and supporting the social and creative impact of this work upon release.

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IDFA Bertha Fund

In 20 years the IDFA Bertha Fund has developed into an internationally renowned institution with a broad network supporting over 600 documentaries projects and film organisations in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle-East and Latin America. Recently a funding scheme for international co-productions was added. The IBF is part of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), one of the leading documentary film festivals. Every year, its program of some 300 films draws an audience of over 280,000. Additionally, IDFA’s industry activities (the markets Docs for Sale and IDFA Forum as well as the IDFAcademy training program) are host to more than 3,000 professional guests during the festival.

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