CHANGE is our development co-production training program in collaboration with IMS and EAVE, featuring documentary projects in development from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

Submissions for the 2023/2024 edition are now closed.

Find more information on the programme and participation here.

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 Neighborhood countries.

As a part of this overall mission, eight projects developed by CHANGE will be presented for the first time at CPH:FORUM 2024 to the international industry. The Copenhagen pitch will be a culmination of a 6-month long training program, consisting of three residential workshops, the first two of which will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia in November 2023 and in Chișinău, Moldova in January 2024, the third to be held in Copenhagen in March 2024.


The 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 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 125,000, and our industry platform, championing high-end cinematic and hybrid filmmaking welcomes annually nearly 2,000 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.

*CHANGE is made possible by the New Democracy Fund.


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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