CHANGE is a brand new 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.

Application deadline: Monday, August 8, 2022
The application form can be downloaded here.

In collaboration with EAVE and IMS, we offer a tailored programme to take 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 consist of five full days of group work, plenaries and individual meetings; the third workshop takes place in the framework of CPH:DOX and consists of workshop days, pitching of the projects and individual meetings with financiers at CPH:FORUM, as well as a debrief of the pitching and development of strategies for the teams and projects after the workshop.

Workshop 1 – DEVELOPMENT – October 31 – November 4, 2022, Tbilisi
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 16-20, 2023 (one of the participating countries)
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 18-22, 2023, Copenhagen
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 are eligible to apply. 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 film 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 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.

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

Partnership behind CHANGE
Founded in 1988, EAVE, European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, is Europe’s leading training, development, and networking organisation for producers. In addition to its flagship European Producers Workshop, eave is involved in a variety of programmes in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Russia, Africa and the Middle East. EAVE’s unique international network comprises over 2,400 producers and key decision-makers.

IMS, International Media Support, is promoting journalism and documentary film to strengthen the capacity of media to reduce conflict, strengthen democracy and facilitate dialogue. Its 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. We 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
WATCH DOCS – Belarus
DokuBaku – Azerbaijan
Georgian National Film Center

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


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