women doc accelerator
3 work sessions
with leading experts
1 or 2 scholarships
Deadline March 1st 2019.
Our main focus are women authors and producers in the field of documentary filmmaking, who are developing a project of international potential, primarily those who are working in one of the countries of South and East Europe.
June 2 - 6, 2019 / Montenegro
Aug. 29 - Sept. 2, 2019 / Serbia
Oct. 27 - 30, 2019 / Germany
On first module participants discuss and analyse their projects in-depth with help of the mentors and of group. Idea is to gain a new perception of the projects, new input that will help in improving the contents, the overall potential of the projects and acquiring professional skills in the field of film production, dramaturgical strengthening, non-linear storytelling, contemporary storytelling.
On second module participants work further on production strategies with experts, on packing the projects for the pitching in order to reach international financiers. Also,they work on marketing and distribution strategies.
Between sessions online tailor-made consultancies are organized, special designed for each project with aim to stay in contact, to keep the group together and to follow their progress
At the last stage of year-round program held in Leipzig, participants have meetings with film professionals, distribituors, representatives of film funds, commissioning editors etc. at DOK Co-pro market.
After finishing the program, participants developed their projects, acquired tools for efficient professional advancement with special focus on latest tendencies in doc industry and gained knowledge about establishing new business models. They created strong network within each other and with international film industry.