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Beldocs Academy – project submissions
News - 17.12.2019
Beldocs Academy / Belgrade, Serbia / 7 – 9 May 2020
Project Submission

Beldocs IDFF announce open call for the authors with VR/AR projects (preference documentary) in development which comes from Western Balkan countries (Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia&Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia, Kosovo• and Albania), Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) and Post-Soviet Media Countries (Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine) to submit their projects for 3 full day course at Beldocs Academy.

Beldocs Academy programme is supported by Creative Europe/Media sub-programme as a part of Beldocs Industry programme. It will be held in Belgrade during Beldocs (International Documentary Film Festival) in May 2020. 3 full day course tutored by international experts and in cooperation with Faculty of Dramatic Arts (Belgrade University) will be focused on virtual reality and 360° video production and content distribution. Throughout 3 day lectures, master classes and one-to-one session participants supposed to develop their projects. Workshops and lectures will provide the participants with the basic theoretical and practical techniques in order to shoot an immersive video and present it to the audience with a potential for distribution.

At the end of the course a public project pitch will be organized in front of wide range of international co-producers, distributers, sales and broadcasters in order to provide possibility for the authors to get feedback as well as collaborates in further development. The best pitch will be awarded with 1500 euro!

Submission documents:
– Short biography of author (1000 characters max)
– Project description (3000 characters max)
– Motivation letter explaining why the applicant wishes to take part in the programme (1000       characters max)
– Teaser or trailer or photo visual references (no longer than 1:30 min.)

Submission fee: 180 euro

The fee includes:
– 3 full day courses
– pitch session and one-to-one meeting organization
– 4 night accommodation (B&B in double room with bathroom)
– welcome dinner in restaurant (without drink)
– 3 day lunch & drink
– market dinner in restaurant (without drink)
– accreditation pass for all film screenings and parties
– paper material for the course

The fee does not include:
– travel costs
– public transport
– other individual costs

You are invited to submit your project in PDF format (all documents in ONE PDF)!!!
via e-mail:


10 projects will be selected and one of them will be sponsored by BELDOCS IDFF.
If you want to apply for the scholarship please write a short explanation why do you need it and believe that you should get it.

Good luck!!!!!

*All references to Kosovo, whether the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nation’s Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.