Updated: Sep 21, 2022
The fifth edition of CIRCLE - Women Doc Accelerator kicks off with a lineup of ten new projects. The first Module is taking place in Novi Sad, Serbia from the 14th to the 19th of June, which will be followed by events in Croatia and Trieste's When East Meets West. Through these five years, CIRCLE has established itself as one of the leading platforms for the professional development of filmmakers in Europe. Among the partners hosting various segments of the program are When East Meets West in Trieste and Cannes Docs - Marché du Film.
For this year's edition, we hand picked ten participants to develop their projects in a protected and inspiring environment. Through three intense work sessions, they will have the opportunity to collaborate with reputable filmmakers and professionals in order to improve their projects and professional skills, but also to develop sustainable business models and make connections within the global documentary film network.
FINDING LA SINGLA by Paloma Zapata
CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator 2022
La Fábrica Naranja (Barcelona)
CIRCLE 2022 LINEUP
Rachel Close / Director, Writer / ONE OF US / United Kingdom, Romania
Martha Bouziouri / Director / THE DAYS OF RIPE RASPBERRIES / Greece, France
Shirley Abraham / Director, Producer, Writer / UNTITLED / India
Vera Lacková / Director, Producer / VRAJITOARE / Slovakia , Austria, Czech Republic
Paloma Zapata / Director, Writer, Producer / FINDING LA SINGLA / Spain
Kristina Mikhailova / Director, Producer / RIVER DREAMS/ Kazakhstan
Polina Kelm / Director / THE ELF'S TOWER / Ukraine, Poland, Netherlands
Milica Djenić / Director / TALE OF THE PLUM SPIRIT / Serbia
Simona Jerala / Director, Writer / WHERE DO BUTTERFLIES SLEEP/ Slovenia
Sandra Enkvist / Producer / DARKNESS DISAPPEARING / Finland
The experts mentoring the work during the Module 01 are: producer and scriptwriter
Paula Vaccaro (UK), director and producer Diana El Jeiroudi (Syria / Germany), marketing and publicity strategist Joanna Solecka (Poland), senior editor Phil Jandaly
(Syria / Sweden), industry expert and head of Documentary Association of Europe
Brigid O’Shea (Australia / Germany)
CIRCLE 2022 / Module 01 / Open Program
"REPUBLIC OF SILENCE" by Diana El Jeiroudi (2021)
FILM SCREENING In partnership with Cultural Centre of Novi Sad, International Documentary Film Festival Beldocs and L’Institut Français in Serbia.
16 June 2022, 19:00 PM (CET)
REPUBLIC OF SILENCE (2021) dir. Diana El Jeiroudi
Cinema hall of the Cultural Centre of Novi Sad, Katolička porta 5.
Film screening and Q&A with the directress, Diana El Jeiroudi.
SYNOPSIS: Republic of Silence bears witness to a tragedy on an epic scale, accompanied by an ever-expanding mosaic of fragile, deeply embedded moments from Diana El Jeiroudi’s life, beginning with the memory from the age of seven when her father gives her a camera, right up to the present day. An orderly life in Berlin competes with a life in Damascus, which is ravaged by war.
“I am not mute, but silent. I don't see, but I am not blind.”
MASTERCLASS PROGRAM OPEN FOR LOCAL PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY
Place: Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad - Serbia
16. jun 2022.
15:00 - 16:30
PANEL: Writing for a documentary
Paula Vaccaro, Diana El Jeiroudi, Biljana Tutorov
17. jun 2022.
09:00 - 10:30
“Republic of Silence - On the Creative Process with Diana El Jeiroudi
10:45 - 13:00
Filmmaking for a more equal world - Paula Vaccaro
18. jun 2022.
9:30 - 10:30
Strategic planing for a healthy production - Brigid O'Shea
10:45 - 13:15
Making a powerful fundraising piece - Phil Jandaly
Masterclass programs will be held in English. Additional information and reservations: email@example.com
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