CHANGE is our development co-production training program in collaboration with IMS and EAVE, featuring projects from the European Eastern Partnership countries (EaP) – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

Committing to the power of documentary to catalyse change, the ambition of CHANGE is to increase equality and access to the international film market, and to stimulate inter-regional co-production with the European Eastern Partnership countries.

As a part of this overall mission, eight projects developed by CHANGE will be presented for the first time at CPH:FORUM 2023 to the international industry. The Copenhagen pitch will be a culmination of a 6-month long training program, consisting of two residential workshops that will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia in October 2022 and in Chișinău, Moldova in January 2023.

The selected projects for the 2022/2023 edition are:

  • A Bit of a Stranger, prod. Anna Kapustina, dir. Svitlana Lishchynska, Ukraine
  • Boxes from Georgia, prod. Tiko Nadirashvili, dir. Gvantsa Meparishvili, Georgia
  • How Long is the Echo, prod. Yelizaveta Petrosyan, dir. Merri Mkrtchyan, Armenia
  • Kartli, prod. Ketevan Kipiani, dir. Tamar Kalandadze and Julien Pebrel, Georgia
  • Here, Between This Sea And Those Mountains, prod. Irina Gelashvili, dir. Keti Machavariani, Georgia
  • MEMO ’94, prod. Anna Palenchuk, dir. Kornii Hrytsiuk, Ukraine
  • Strange Sea, prod. Aysel Akhundova, dir. Lala Aliyeva, Azerbaijan
  • Flow by Belarusian filmmakers DocWave

CHANGE will take place as part of CPH:FORUM during next year’s CPH:DOX festival March 15-26, 2023, in Copenhagen as well as online for Forum accredited guests.

The partnership behind CHANGE

EAVE, European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, is Europe’s leading training, development, and networking organisation for producers. In addition to their flagship programme, the renowned European Producers Workshop, they are involved in a variety of programmes in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Russia, Africa and the Middle East. Founded in 1988, EAVE’s 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. EAVE’s unique international network comprises over 2,300 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. 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. CHANGE is made possible by the New Democracy Fund.

CPH:DOX is a world leading documentary film festival supporting independent and innovative filmmaking and presenting the best and brightest in contemporary non-fiction film. The festival is known and widely respected for radically changing the documentary landscape with a focus on challenging the genre with cross over to other art forms, and for advancing art as an active voice in civil society. Annually presenting approx. 200 films, the annual festival’s audience has grown to more than 110,000, and our industry platform, championing high-end cinematic and hybrid filmmaking welcomes annually no less than 1,900 industry professionals from a wide variety of sectors across creative documentary, hybrid non-fiction, visual arts, journalism and science. CPH:INDUSTRY includes a pitch platform CPH:FORUM, CPH:MARKET services for finished films and a talent development programme CPH:LAB.


In collaboration with International Media Support and the European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, we present a selection of documentary projects from the European Eastern-Partnership countries participating in the development co-production training program CHANGE.


Read all you need to know about the structure of the CHANGE co-production development programme, on the requirements, and how to apply for the next edition.

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