Mentors - Programming: Martijn te Pas (IDFA)
Tuesday, March 15
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Festivals and markets are as vital as ever in today's filmmaking scene. Learn what to do - and more importantly, what not to do - when it comes to festival submissions, festival attendance, and beyond for your films.
This Mentor Session requires advance online sign up and is available to all Film, Gold, and Platinum badgeholders on a first-come, first-served basis. Online sign ups will open in February.
Registrants who sign up online must check-in 30 minutes before their mentor time slot to guarantee their spot. Limited on-site sign up is also available for a small number of Mentor Sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session.
Martijn te Pas
Head of Program
I am the head of the IDFA Program Department (www.idfa.nl). I am responsible for overseeing all research activities and processing and viewing film festival entries. I also select short films, musi...Show the rest
I am the head of the IDFA Program Department (www.idfa.nl). I am responsible for overseeing all research activities and processing and viewing film festival entries. I also select short films, music films and co-compile the IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary. I am also advising on IDFA TV content and I go to several international film festivals every year - either as juror or as a guest.
Every year since 1988, more than 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 World, International and European 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.