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Call for projects
Fiction Orbit 2024

After last year’s success, CIRCLE is launching the 2nd edition of its tailor-made program in the fiction film industry. Built on the methodology and philosophy of CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator, Fiction Orbit is an intensive one-week workshop taking place November 24-30 (in Herceg Novi, Montenegro) which aims to support directors and producers who are developing their second or third fiction feature film.


During the workshop, a carefully selected group of filmmakers will work with leading experts to advance their projects and identify their needs based on solidarity, knowledge exchange and a hands-on mentality. Selected participants will receive feedback on their script, legal aspects and production options, including the best strategic choices and psychological support during their creative process. 

We are looking for 10 women and non-binary (second or third-time) directors and producers with strong feature-film projects in development to apply for this initiative. 

Bianca Oana (award-winning producer and screenwriter) is the Head of Programme for CIRCLE Fiction Orbit 2024: 



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"CIRCLE Fiction Orbit 2023 has been a real journey of discovering the strength and exquisiteness of female cinematic voices and bodies. We laughed, we cried, we watched films, we ate, we sweated, we listened to the rain. We found a space to bring our voices together; a week of quiet, in the midst of the world's unrest, to distinguish meaning from chatter, and images from words. I look forward to the second edition and a new group of inspiring filmmakers".

How to apply?

To apply please fill in the online form

Submission deadline: 21 June

Eligibility criteria

  • To be a women or non-binary

  • To be screenwriter, director or producer

  • To have at least one feature film completed

  • Only projects with a producer attached are eligible

  • Directors can participate alone or together with their producer or screenwriter

Fee and scholarship

The participation fee (1700€ per person) covers mentorship, accommodation and meals, as well as a variety of offers by our partners. 

CIRCLE may allocate one scholarship (covering 50% of the tuition fee) for participants from low capacity countries in need.

Online info session

Join us for our upcoming online info session on Thursday, 30th May, at 16:00 (CEST) to learn more about CIRCLE and how it can help you bring your fiction project to life.


During the session, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the curriculum and benefits of the program

  • Ask questions about the application process

  • Meet the CIRCLE team

To attend please register here.

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