Meike Statema

Meike Statema finished her MA in Media Studies from the University of Amsterdam in 1998 and started working for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) since then. She is now IDFA’s Head of Education, responsible the festival programs for young audiences and the IDFAcademy. To stimulate new talent and high level documentary production, IDFAcademy organizes international training programs for emerging filmmakers: the IDFAcademy Summer School, where directors the opportunity to meet and work on their project in editing- or script stage with highly esteemed filmmakers and the IDFAcademy during the festival in November where 100 participants gain up-to-date market knowledge of the documentary industry and get inspired by renowned masters and the current trends in documentary filmmaking. IDFA also organizes project-driven workshops for Dutch speaking participants.