CHANGE is a tailor-made co-production training course offered by the joint partnership of CPH:DOX, EAVE and IMS for teams with documentary projects in development from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

The programme will consist of three residential workshops and a pitching of the projects at CPH:FORUM 2024.

Application deadline: Monday 7th August 2023
The application form can be downloaded HERE.

In collaboration with EAVE and IMS, we offer a tailor-made programme taking place over three residential workshops with the aim to stimulate and qualify inter-regional co-production and to connect documentary projects to regional and international markets. Participants are tutored by regional and international experts.

The first two workshops will consist of five full days of group work, plenaries, and individual meetings; the third workshop will take place in the framework of CPH:DOX and consists of workshop days, pitching of the projects at CPH:FORUM as well as debrief of the pitching and development of strategies for the teams and projects after the workshop.

Workshop 1 – DEVELOPMENT
– November 4-8, 2023 in Tbilisi, Georgia
We dig deep into the core of what the teams want to tell, enforce the storytelling, and focus on the ambition for each film in terms of impact, awareness, change.

Workshop 2 – CO-PRODUCTION – January 15-19, 2024 in Chisinau, Moldova
We expand the participants knowledge of each other’s reality, production environment, financing structures. The pros and cons of co-production are used to strengthen each project, preparing them to meet the international market.

Workshop 3 – ENCOUNTER – March 2024 during CPH:DOX in Copenhagen, Denmark
The projects will pitch at CPH:FORUM and encounter the international market leading to the formulation of tailored strategies for each project.

Between the workshops, participants will be working on project development with specific tasks and assignments.

Upcoming teams – director and producer – with a documentary project in development from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine can apply and we are committed to equal opportunity to all. We focus on projects set in these countries, projects that are open for co-production, and we welcome projects in the crossing field between documentary and journalism.

The working language is English, and participants should be comfortable with reading, writing, and speaking English.

The documentary project shall:

  • Demonstrate to cover topics of public interest in a professional and ethical way.
  • Have an idea of how to reach intended audiences and be a call for action.
  • Seek to have an impact on the public debate leading to potential social, political, or cultural change.
  • Priority is given to productions focusing on issues of gender equality, marginalised groups and minorities, diversity, social change, current affairs, and human rights.

Fees & Costs
There is no participation fee as CHANGE provides tutoring, travel, lodging, and living. Participants will cover local transportation themselves.

Some of the applicants might be invited for an online interview in September, to further clarify the application. Final selection will be announced in September 2023.

Partnership behind CHANGE
EAVE, European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, is Europe’s leading professional training, project development and networking organization for audiovisual producers. Founded in 1988, their objectives are to provide professional training opportunities and to bring producers from different regions of the world together with the aim of facilitating co-production relationships. They believe that the support of independent voices, creative imagination and culturally driven companies within the global media industries is an urgent necessity in the 21st century. Through their work they aim to contribute towards the creation of strong networks of producers and to encourage the exchange of knowledge and skills which will strengthen independent production across the world.

IMS, International Media Support, is promoting journalism and documentary film to
strengthen the capacity of media to reduce conflict, strengthen democracy and facilitate dialogue. Their work is geared towards helping locally-based public interest media operating in armed conflicts, humanitarian crises and rapid political change, both positive and negative, to provide the public and “civic organizations” with public interest content they can trust and use. They work in more than 40 countries across four continents with a staff of about 150 people.

CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, is one of the biggest documentary film festivals in the world. A festival that continues to develop and expand, presenting a program that ranges from the works of major international directors to new talents, from large-scale theatrical releases to film/video works in the field between cinema and visual art.

This call is organised in collaboration with:

  • Docudays UA – Ukraine
  • MOLDOX – Moldova
  • CinéDOC-Tbilisi – Georgia
  • Golden Apricot – Armenia
  • DokuBaku – Azerbaijan
  • Georgian National Film Center

For further information – please contact:
Satu Elo, ***** 


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