La Scam invite cinq auteurs ou autrices à participer à l’IDFAcademy. Vous avez jusqu’au lundi 26 juillet 16h pour adresser votre candidature.

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.


During this intensive training program, participants 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. The program consist of masterclasses of well-known directors and smaller sessions on subjects like outreach and distribution.
> See the 2020 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.

This call for projects is exclusively dedicated to authors recipient of, either Brouillon d’un rêve grant, Etoile de la Scam, Scam Prize or Albert Londres Prize
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 four days program.


The next IDFAcademy will take place between Thursday, November 18 and Sunday, November 21. There will be an alternative online IDFAcademy program in between November 16 and 25 for participants that are unable to travel due to COVID 19 regulations.

The application deadline for LaScam is Monday July 26 at 4pm. The finale selection in collaboration with IDFA will be made in October.

Accreditation form

Please use this form to apply before Monday July 26, 4pm.

Please have the following details (english only) ready :

  • Full contact details
  • Motivation for attending – max 150 words
  • Pitch of your project – max. 500 words (vimeo link optional)
  • Biography max. 150 words (only one author per project can apply)
  • Full Filmography with Vimeo links (obligatory): films titles, broadcasters, festival selections and prizes

> Apply to IDFAcademy


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

It consists of two modules:

  • A training course on the methodology of pitch in English (4 hours)
  • A pitch practice session (4 hours)

* The costs for organization are covered by LaScam and IDFA


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