Beldocs Market will be held from 7th to 11th of May 2018 during the 11th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival Beldocs (Belgrade, Serbia) at Yugoslav Film Archive. The main goals of the project are developing documentary film, docuseries and cross media market in the territory of the Western Balkan and promoting European values on this territory through documentaries. The main event will include participation of sales agents from Europe, commissioning editors, producers, cinema theaters and cinema networks representatives from the Western Balkan Region, and journalists. On-line Beldocs Market database of documentary films, docuseries, and cross media will be updated with 300 new titles in 2018. Beldocs Market is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Beldocs Market is launched due to the needs of the European film industry with the focus on underdeveloped part of the Europe. It will introduce broadcasters in the Western Balkan Region to new European nonfiction film production that is vibrant and topical. Furthermore it will increase opportunities for world sales agents of documentaries in the Western Balkan Region, increase participation and sales of European contemporary documentary films, docuseries and cross media in Western Balkan, networking between sales agents, commissioning editors, producers and cinema theaters representatives, contribute to the increasing number of TV and VOD slots dedicated to documentary film and docuseries, and open opportunities in the Western Balkans for cross media, innovative tools and new business models in the distribution of A/V works. Since there are no similar activities in this part of the Europe, Beldocs Market has already been perceived as a unique initiative.