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Isabel Arrate
Managing Director
IDFA Bertha Fund
Netherlands
ISABEL ARRATE FERNANDEZ finished her MA in Film Studies from the University of Amsterdam in 1996, and worked in festival production, programming and film financing before joining IDFA to head the IDFA Bertha Fund. Since 2020 she is de deputy director of IDFA in charge of the Filmmakers support department. As such she is responsible for the IDFA Bertha Fund (IBF) and oversees the Talent Development programs. She is a member of the IBF selection committee, actively involved in the mentoring of documentary projects, and regularly participates as consultant in workshops and pitching forums. She is a member of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).