The Balkan Documentary Center is many things. On the outside, it is an old three-storey pharmaceutical lab in the center of Sofia that is turning into a place for distilling documentaries. It’s a house with a garden, editing rooms, a screening room, a video library, a café and a lot of space for creative ideas. And we would love to hear from you about how to use all of this.

On the inside, it is a network of Balkan filmmakers, a place for inventing, training, development and collaboration. It’s a house with many doors that are open for Balkan filmmakers. Into the brave new world, of course.

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BDC Award at Liburnia Film Festival!


August 27th, 2014

We are happy to share the news on new collaboration of BDC with Liburnia Film Festival in Croatia – BDC gave the award for the best regional film at this year’s edition of the festival, which took place from 26 to 30 August 2014. Award-winner is young and talented director Sabina Mikelic. Congratulations!

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Docu RCB 2014 Awards Announced!


August 27th, 2014

We are pleased to announce this year’s award-winners of Docu Rough Cut Boutique, the strong professional programme by Balkan Documentary Center and Sarajevo Film Festival:
Work in Progress Nomination went to Project “THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING” by Mila Turajlić; it was intoduced on CineLink’s Work In Progress where all projects were competing for Work [...]

BDC Discoveries 2014 Awards Announced!


August 25th, 2014

We are very happy and proud to announce this year’s BDC DISCOVERIES award-winners! Congratulations to Marija Ratkovic Vidakovic (Croatia, project IN SEARCH OF A LOST COUNTRY) for receiving the cash-prize for Best Pitch, given by the State Institute for Culture at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bulgaria! We were glad to have [...]

Free watching of a special film programme, marking the 20 years of existence of Sarajevo Film Festival


August 6th, 2014

Are you a fan of short films? Do you want to be up to date with the latest documentary film achievements from South Eastern Europe? Do you like celebrations? If at least one of the answers is “yes”, check out the special film programme, marking the 20 years of existence of Sarajevo Film Festival! A [...]

More Docu RCB mentors announced!


August 1st, 2014

Dear friends,
Next to our two special narrative editors Anne Barliant and Ivo Trajkov, on whose work we have written previously, we are extremely happy to announce the rest of the exquisite mentors that will meet our Docu RCB participants this year!
As you may remember, the first mentor to confirm his participation was EDN Director and [...]

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