International Documentary Film festival Amsterdam

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) (in French: "International Festival of Documentary Film Amsterdam") is one of the biggest festivals in the world of documentary film. It was created in 1988 and since then is the Leidseplein in Amsterdam city center.
The purpose of the IDFA is to promote the creation of documentaries and present to the widest audience possible. He began modestly and grow with now more than 250 films over a period of eleven days to an audience of more than 125,000 people, is the director Ally Derks.

Five awards are presented by IDFA:

• The Joris Ivens Award given for Best Documentary over 60 minutes, € 12 500.
• The Silver Wolf presented the Best Documentary under 60 minutes, € 10 000.
• The First appearance for best film novice € 2,500.
• The Audience Award Audience Award of € 4,500.
• The Amnesty Award for film rights of man, of € 5,000.