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Open call / CIRCLE 2020

Updated: Feb 11

Deadline February 28 2020

CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator announces the call for an exclusive one-year training program. We are looking for 10 women filmmakers (director or producer) with a strong creative 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 2020 features 3 tailor made sessions in 3 different countries, focusing on a different aspect of project development:

1st MODULE: 3-7 June 2020, Montenegro

In-depth analysis of projects

2nd MODULE: 27-31 August 2020, Serbia / Croatia

Project packaging

3rd MODULE: 27-30 October 2020, Germany

Networking in the DOK Co-Pro Market / DOK Leipzig

In order to apply, please fill in the form here!

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

feature-length documentaries to apply.

Application timeline:

· Submission deadline: February 28, 2020

· Announcements of the results: Begininng of April

CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator 2020 is organized by Wake Up Films in partnership with Underhill Fest Montenegro, DOK Leipzig Co-Pro Market, EWA Network, Film Centre of Montenegro, HAVC, MEDIA Desk Srbia, MEDIA Desk Montenegro, City of Novi Sad and Sekvenca Production.

Fee and Schollarships

Participation fee: 1200 €, covers the pedagogical material, accommodation and meals for all three modules. CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator may allocate two full scholarships for participants in need.


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

Looking forward to receiving your stunning applications!

Good luck!


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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