La Scam invite cinq auteurs ou autrices à participer à l’IDFAcademy (en ligne). Prolongation du dépôt des candidatures : vous avez jusqu’au 30 juillet pour adresser vos dossiers.

La formation et les candidatures se faisant en anglais, le message ci-dessous est également rédigé dans la langue de Shakespeare

Taking place every November during IDFA, IDFAcademy gives emerging international filmmakers the opportunity to meet a broad spectrum of highly esteemed documentary professionals willing to share their knowledge of the industry. This year, current crowd limitations mean that IDFAcademy will take place completely online, ensuring that selected filmmakers can participate all over the world.


The next IDFAcademy will take place online November 19, 20, 23, 24 and 25, 2020.

During this intensive five-day program, the next generation of international directors and producers gain up-to-date market knowledge of the documentary industry and learn first-hand about the current trends in documentary filmmaking. Trends and models in various parts of the world are dealt with to ensure that participants develop a broad view of the sector. Masterclasses with well-known directors, intimate sessions on topics like outreach and distribution, and watching films from the IDFA 2020 selection are all part of the program, plus a few special surprises. See the 2019 program.


LaScam invites* 5 authors making their first or second feature length, who have proven their talent on a national scale and would like to expand their career
internationally. Although the program is not project-driven, participants should have a project during their attendance. This ensures that participants are constantly
applying the general knowledge and advice to their own documentary during the program.

Accreditation form

The application deadline for LaScam is Monday July 27

Please send to

1 single file – max 3 pages – pdf format – English only

Please note that only one author per project can apply

  • Biography – max 150 words
  • Filmography (film title, date and platform of the premiere/release, broadcasters, festival selections and prizes)
  • Vimeo links to previous short or long films (obligatory).
  • Motivation for attending – max 150 words
  • Title of your project and short description (vimeo link optional)
  • Including full contact details (address, email, mobile phone…) and passport size photo (.jpg only). If you are selected, this photo will be used on your festival pass and in the online guest list.

The finale selection in collaboration with IDFA will be made end-September.


In November, before IDFA, LaScam proposes a workshop « The art of the pitch » open in priority to the 5 winners of the IDFAcademy.

It consists of two modules:

A training course on the methodology of pitch in English (October 27)

A pitch practice session (October 29)

* The costs for organization are covered by LaScam and IDFA


Astrid Lockhart – – +33 (0)1 56 69 64 05