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Founded by the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, International Film Festival Rotterdam and the European Film Academy, the International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk’s mission is to advocate for and to act in solidarity with filmmakers at risk.


ICFR partners

Founding partners

The Coalition is a joint collaboration between three founding partners:

European Film Academy

Founded in 1989, the EFA unites 3,800 European film professionals with the common aim of promoting European film culture. Throughout the year, the EFA initiates and participates in a series of activities dealing with film politics as well as economic, artistic, and training aspects. These activities culminate in the annual presentation of the European Film Awards

European Film Academy

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

IDFA is the largest and most important documentary film festival in the world. It has grown consistently over the course of its 32-year history, annually attracting over 300.000 visits and welcoming over 3.000 professional documentary guests to the festival.

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

International Film Festival Rotterdam

With nearly 330,000 admissions and over 2,400 film professionals attending (over 320 of whom are filmmakers), IFFR is one of the largest audience- and industry-driven film festivals in the world. IFFR will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2021.

International Film Festival Rotterdam


Although these three partners will spearhead the initiative, the Coalition actively welcomes other partners, representing film institutions in different parts of the world, to join.

Strategic partners

Asia Pacific Screen Academy Federation of European Screen Directors - FERA FSE - Federation of Screenwriters in Europe MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein MOOOV Movies that Matter Sundance Institute Sydney Film Festival

In order to effectively coordinate the response to filmmakers in need, strategic partners are essential. The Coalition will closely collaborate with an international network of strategic partners, who will be consulted in the case of emergency requests and asked for help in assessing cases or taking further action:

  • International film networks, such as film festivals, filmmakers associations, professional film networks and film publicity agencies.
  • Affiliated NGO’s, such as PEN International, PEN’s Artists at Risk Connection, ICORN, Freemuse and the Martin Roth Initiative.
  • International human rights networks, such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Front Line Defenders, Lawyers for Lawyers etc.
  • Ambassadors: The Coalition will also work with ambassadors – such as prominent filmmakers and actors - from all corners of the world, who are committed to the cause and willing to represent the film community whenever a situation requires their support. 

This project has been made possible, in part, by a grant from The Netherland-America Foundation.

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