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Women Doc Accelerator

10 participants

per year

3 work sessions

with leading experts

        2 scholarships


CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator is an exclusive training program for female-identifying documentary filmmakers who are seeking support to develop their films and professional skills.

Deadline March 1st 2019.

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Module 01 

June 15 -July 3, 2020  / Online

The first module is focused on analysis and development of the creative potentials of ten previously selected projects. The main idea is to gain a new perception of the projects, to improve the contents and the overall potential of the projects.

Module 02

August 24 - September 4, 2020 / Online

The second module is focused on production strategies with experts, and preparing the projects for the pitching in order to reach international financiers. The big part of the second module requires work on strategic planning, marketing and distribution strategies.

Module 03

October 26 - November 1, 2020 / DOK Leipzig (Online) 

The third module aims towards networking and presentation of the projects to potential partners and financiers during DOK Leipzig.  The goal is to introduce them to the current tendencies, tools and finally positioning at the DOK Co-Pro Market Leipzig.


CIRCLE 2020 / Women Doc Accelerator is supported by Eurimages, Film Centre of Montenegro, DOK Leipzig Co-Pro Market, EWA Network, HAVC Croatian Audiovisual Centre, CED - MEDIA Office Serbia, CED - MEDIA Office Montenegro, CED - MEDIA Desk Croatia, CED - MEDIA Office Slovenia, Cineuropa and the City of Novi Sad. It is organized by Wake Up Films in partnership with Underhill Fest, Marche du Film – Cannes Docs, Documentary Association of Europe (DAE)Foundation, Sekvenca and Cut Up production. .


With the support of Eurimages and as part of its gender equality strategy

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