The Competition Programme is the heart of the programme of IDFA, yearly taking place in Amsterdam in November. The Competition Programme includes cinematic designed creative documentaries that show the personal vision of both national and international filmmakers. The total programme exists of seven categories: Feature-Length Competition, Mid-Length Competition, First Appearance Competition, Dutch Competition, DocLab Competition, Student Competition and Kids & Docs Competition. Ammodo supports the Competition Programme to contribute to the development of talented filmmakers and the exclusion of highly qualitative creative documentaries.

Guido Hendrikx, Strangers in Paradise, Opening of IDFA 2016