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Open call / CIRCLE 2019

Deadline March 15 2019


Wake Up Films announces a call for an exclusive one-year training program, CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator 2019, predominantly addressing South and East European filmmakers and organized in partnership with DOK Leipzig Co-Pro Market, EWA, EDN and Underhill Fest Montenegro.

We are looking for up to 8 women filmmakers (director or producer) with a strong documentary project in any stage of production (from development to rough cut) who are seeking further support to upgrade their professional skills, develop films with leading experts and bring them to the wider professional audience.


The program of CIRCLE 2019 features three working modules:

MODULE 01:  June 2019, Podgorica (Montenegro)

MODULE 02: August 2019, TBC

MODULE 03: October 2019, DOK Leipzig (Germany)


In order to apply, please fill in the form:


We are also encouraging the filmmakers who are in process of developing their first

feature-length documentaries to apply.


Application timeline:


  • Submission deadline: March 15, 2019

  • Announcements of the results: April 15, 2019


The program is supported by Film Centre of Montenegro, Film Centre of Serbia, The Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia.



If you have any questions regarding the application please write us at

Looking forward to receiving your stunning applications!

Good luck!

Fee & Scholarship

Participation for the whole programe is 650e.

Partcipation fee covers:

  • accomodation

  • meals

  • pedagogical material


CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator may allocate two full scholarships for the participants in need.