They offer a tailored programme taking place over three residential workshops with the aim to stimulate and qualify inter-regional co-production and to connect documentary projects to regional and international markets. Participants are tutored by regional and international experts.
The first two workshops will consist of five full days of group work, plenaries and individual meetings; the third workshop will take place in the framework of CPH:DOX and consist of workshop days, pitching of the projects at CPH:FORUM as well as debrief of the pitching and development of strategies for the teams and projects after the workshop. Between the workshops, participants will be working on project development with specific tasks and assignments.
DEVELOPMENT – 31 October – 4 November 2022 in Tbilisi
They will dig deep into the core of what the teams want to tell, enforce the storytelling and focus on the ambition for each film in terms of impact, awareness and change.
CO-PRODUCTION – 16–20 January 2023 in one of the participating countries
They will expand the participants’ knowledge of each other’s reality, production environment, financing structures. The pros and cons of co-production are used to strengthen each project, preparing them to meet the international market.
ENCOUNTER – 18–22 March 2023 in Copenhagen
The projects will be pitched at CPH:FORUM and encounter the international market leading to the formulation of tailored strategies for each project.
Upcoming teams – director and producer – with a documentary project in development from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine can apply and we are committed to equal opportunity to all. We focus on projects set in these countries, projects that are open for co-production and we welcome projects in the crossing field between documentary and journalism.
The working language is English and participants should be comfortable with reading, writing, and speaking English.
The film project shall:
- Cover topics of public interest in a professional and ethical way.
- Have an idea of how to reach intended audiences and be a call to action.
- Seek to have an impact on the public debate leading to potential social, political or cultural change.
- Priority is given to productions focusing on issues of gender equality, marginalised groups and minorities, diversity, social change, current affairs and human rights.
- There is no participation fee as CHANGE provides tutoring, travel, lodging and living expenses. Participants will cover local transportation themselves.
This call is organised in collaboration with the film festivals/organisations:
- DocudaysUA – Ukraine
- MOLDOX – Moldova
- CinéDOC-Tbilisi – Georgia
- Golden Apricot – Armenia
- WATCH DOCS – Belarus
- DokuBaku – Azerbaijan
- Georgian National Film Center – Georgia
For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.