CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator is a training program for women documentary filmmakers who are developing a project of international potential. It is a new training initiative, the first of its kind in the region, launched with the co-operation of Wake Up Films, a production company from Serbia, and the Underhill Festival, Montenegro.

CIRCLE is designed both for talented directors and producers who are in the process of developing their first feature-length documentary, as well as the more experienced authors, who will be given the opportunity to further improve their skills and develop their projects. 


This platform was first launched during the Underhill Fest International Film Festival in 2018 as an innovation dedicated to women filmmakers developing feature-length documentary films. During the three module training 8 participants work intensively with renowned film experts.


CIRCLE arose from the need to support women in the wider region of South and East Europe who make documentaries, by providing them with a platform for consultation, collaboration, sharing ideas, creating contacts and improving their skills with the support of leading experts in various fields of film art and industry.


Our Mission

The goal is to provide the participants with tools for quick professional advancement, with a special focus on the development of the artistic potential of their projects.

Our Vision

We would like to enhance women empowerment, to create long-lasting network of the women directors and producers from the region that could help them in their future artisitic work.

CIRCLE 2020 / Women Doc Accelerator is supported by Film Centre of Montenegro, DOK Leipzig Co-Pro Market, EWA Network, HAVC Croatian Audiovisual Centre, MEDIA Desk Serbia, MEDIA Desk Montenegro, MEDIA Desk Croatia, MEDIA Desk Slovenia, Cineuropa and the City of Novi Sad. It is organized by Wake Up Films in partnership with Underhill Fest, The Petrović Njegoš Foundation, Sekvenca and Cut Up production. .

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Contact: info@doccircle.me

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