Discover DISCOVERIES, the Balkan documentary development seminar!

The Balkan Documentary Center offers the 4th edition of DISCOVERIES, a production tailor-made development seminar in three parts. Discoveries is made only for professionals (filmmakers and producers) from the Balkans, or the rest of Europe willing to co-produce within the region, or filmmakers from Europe with a topic related to the Balkan area.

They select only 7 projects and each applicant has to pay a 1000 euro fee. This makes the Balkan Documentary Center, one of the cheapest if not the cheapest seminar of its kind. They also cover the cost of the stay and the food!

The sessions are being held in three different parts of Europe. One is always Sophia (1st part Mai 2013) and the other 2 sessions variety. This year they are in Kosovo, during the DocFest in Prizrem, and after that in Leipzig at the DOK Leipzig. In Kosovo the projects participate in a Pitching Forum. Three of the projects make it to the big official DOK Leipzig Pitching Forum.

The best pitch receives a price. Last year a Greek project “They call them Jazz” by Marineta Kritikou won the first price.

The director of the Balkan Documentary Center is the Bulgarian producer of AGITPROP Martichka Bozhilova (Corriodor 8, Georgi and the Butterflies, The Mosquito Problem and other Stories, Paradize Hotel for HBO and Dad made dirty movies among others).

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