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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).

For more information click www.bdcwebsite.com

IDFA WorldView Summer School 2013

IDFA is looking for emerging documentary film talent!

From July 1 through July 6 2013, IDFA organizes the sixth edition of the Summer School: a tailor-made training program for emerging filmmakers, taking place in Amsterdam and aimed at strengthening the narrative structure of documentary projects. Around sixteen projects from all over the world will be selected for the Summer School 2013. The deadline for submission is April 1, 2013.

The IDFA WorldView Summer School is open to:
• Directors making their first or second feature documentary
• Ten projects in the script development phase and six projects in the rough-cut phase
• Creative documentary projects

It offers the opportunity to meet and work with highly esteemed filmmakers and film professionals who are willing to share their knowledge and experience with emerging film talent. The Summer School combines individual coaching with group sessions and an inspiring cultural program in a relaxed atmosphere. It offers two types of training possibilities: Script Development and Editing Consultancy.

Filmmakers who are selected have the opportunity to bring a sparring partner: a creative producer, a co-scriptwriter, or an editor in the case of participation in Editing Consultancy. If a project is selected, a project fee of €750 (excluding VAT) is due.
Participants will be coached by eight international documentary experts. In previous years experts like Carmen Cobos (Producer, the Netherlands), Kate Townsend (Executive Producer BBC Storyville, UK), Sabine Bubeck-Paaz (Commissioning Editor ZDF, Germany), Debra Zimmerman (Distributor Women Make Movies, USA), Erez Laufer (Editor, Israel), Peter Wintonick (Producer/ Director, Canada), Audrius Stonys (Director, Lithuania) and Janus Metz (Director, Denmark) were tutors at the Summer School.

For information about the IDFA WorldView Summer School and how to apply, see www.idfa.nl/summerschool