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Beldocs Documentaries for Kids & Youth Development Workshop
Vesti - 17.12.2019

Call for projects / Extended deadline 15 July 2020

This development workshop focuses on documentaries for younger audiences. The workshop will have an intimate setting with the teams connected to six selected projects currently in development. All projects have a focus on younger audiences as their target. The short term goal is to strengthen the quality of concrete projects and provide the teams with the best possible route for international funding and distribution. The long term goal is to educate leading creators to better navigate the international market for kids and youth documentaries.

The workshop will also accept a number of participants without a project. They can take part in the whole workshop day and gain knowledge from the discussions. Only difference is not having their own project developed.

Workshop is accompanied by a full day of seminar in the first day intended as inspiration for both creators, funders, broadcasters, distributors and curators of documentaries. This first day can have many participants and will approach the subject matter from a broad perspective. The aim is to inspire, encourage and motivate all sides of the documentary sector to strengthen the quality of documentaries for younger audiences. Not only in terms of the content but also in the ways of engaging and reaching this audience segment.

Two days seminar and workshop will take place in Belgrade in May 2020. One director and one producer of selected projects will be invited to Beldocs to present their projects. Half-board accommodation in double rooms (breakfast and a meal) for 3 nights and accreditation will be covered by Beldocs. Travel expenses need to be covered by the participants.

The main tutor at the workshop is Ove Rishøj Jensen, Documentary Film & Media Consultant, Denmark. Other international experts will be part of the tutor team.

For the Beldocs Documentaries for Kids & Youth Development Workshop we are looking for fresh, innovative and edgy projects in development with intensions about telling real life stories to younger target audience. In order to apply for the workshop, please send us a 2-page presentation with the following information about your project:

Short synopsis describing the story
Treatment with reflections on the visual approach and narrative structure
The total budget sum and a brief financing plan
Title, director, producer, production company, length, format & time of delivery
Short bio & filmography of company and director/producer
Contact details on producer/production company and/or director
Link to pilot, trailer or other visual material representing the project


Deadline is 15 July 2020.