Isabel Arrate Fernandez

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 has been a deputy director of IDFA in charge of the Filmmaker Support department. As such she is responsible for the IDFA Bertha Fund (IBF), and oversees the Talent Development programmes. 


In 25 years the IDFA Bertha Fund has developed into an internationally renowned institution with a broad network supporting over 700 documentary projects and film organisations in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.