OPEN CALL: Submit your projects for CHANGE

CPH:DOX, EAVE and IMS are calling filmmakers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine to submit their documentary projects in development to a tailor-made co-production training programme CHANGE.

The programme will consist of three residential workshops and a pitching of the projects at CPH:FORUM 2023.

Application deadline: Monday 8 th August 2022
The application form can be downloaded HERE.

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.

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, *****