CPH:DOX is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Tribeca Film Institute to stimulate the art of short form documentary storytelling.

We are currently seeking short documentary projects directed by European, female-identified filmmakers for the brand new IF/Then Short Docs programme. The programme is developed by Tribeca Film Institute with seed funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Its goal is to discover and empower more inclusive voices in short film storytelling and to foster multi-platform distribution and financial sustainability in a global and increasingly complex marketplace.

6 projects will be selected for a pitch competition, which will be held in Copenhagen during CPH:DOX in March 2017. The winner will be selected by a professional jury and receives USD 20.000 in production support from IF/Then and will participate in a year long distribution initiative managed by Tribeca Film Institute that offers creative control, revenue potential, and career development. The focus for the Copenhagen event will be female-identified European voices.

We encourage every female-identified filmmaker from across Europe with strong stories to tell to submit their projects. Projects can be in any stage of production (from development through post-production). However, there are a few criteria to fulfil:

  • You are a female-identified, European resident
  • Your project is driven by (a) compelling character(s)
  • Your project is an original short film
  • Your documentary will be in English or delivered subtitled
  • Your documentary will have a duration of 20-25 mins.
  • Your documentary can be produced within one year of receiving the grant

How to apply
IF/Then is now open for entries. To apply, check out the Rules & Regulations and Create your Profile below.

Key dates & deadlines
Online registration opens: December 19, 2016
Project application deadline: January 23, 2017
Notification of project selection: February 6, 2017
IF/Then competition: March 22, 2017
Announcement of winner: March 22, 2017

If you have any questions regarding the application or IF/Then 2017, please don’t hesitate to contact Vanessa Hobbs: vanessa@cphdox.dk

We look forward to receive your application!

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