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CIRCLE kicks off Module 02 in Croatia

The second module of CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator 2022 has kicked off in the small thermal spring village of Sveti Martin na Muri, Croatia.

During the five days, the ten selected participants continue to work on developing and deepening their international projects which began in June in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Joining them is an esteemed team of mentors and experts, coming from a variety of fields in documentary filmmaking. In addition to the creative development of projects, the second module focuses marketing and distribution strategies, as well as their professional growth.

Module 01 in Novi Sad. Photo by Jovana Semiz.

This year, the mentors facilitating Module 02 are: Diana El Jeiroudi (Syria/Germany) director, producer and scriptwriter, Brigid O' Shea (Australia/Germany) industry expert and founder of the Documentary Association of Europe (DAE), Joanna Solecka (Poland) expert from marketing agency Alphapanda, Rada Šešić (The Netherlands), the Head of Sarajevo FF Documentary program and Siniša Juričić (Croatia) award-winning producer.



CIRCLE is happy to welcome filmmaker Marija Zidar for an open screening of her award-winning film, RECONCILIATION. There will be a public discussion after the film and a case study as part of the CIRCLE programme.


22 September 20:00 PM (CET)

RECONCILIATION (2021), dir. Marija Zidar

CZK Mursko Središće

Film screening and conversation with the director.


An 18-year-old girl is killed in a bitter family feud in the Albanian highlands. Her bereaved father is torn by the pressures from a local bishop and an NGO chairman from the capital, not only to forgive the imprisoned killer and his family, as a Christian, but to reconcile with them – as the age-old tribal code, Kanun, once required. A poignant and insightful account of a patriarchal society caught between a lingering past and a precarious present.

Module 02 will continue online throughout October-November with additional experts including: Anna-Lisa Putorti (Italy), legal advice on international coproduction, Rebecca Day (UK), producer, psychologist and co-founder of Film in Mind, Firouzeh Khosrovani (Iran), award-winning author and director, Aleksandar Govedarica (Canada), sales agent and co-owner of Syndicado FS, Martina Petrović (Croatia), Head of CED - MEDIA Office Croatia, Francine Raveney (UK, France), co-founder of EWA and expert for gender equality.

While the CIRCLE projects will continue their development online through the end of the year, you will have the opportunity to meet the participants during When East Meets West in Trieste.

See you in Trieste in January 2023 for Module 03!

CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator 2022 / Module 02 is organised in partnership with CED - MEDIA Office Croatia.

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