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 caf? 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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Call for applications


August 5th, 2021

   Sofia Documental Workshop for documentaries related to human rights 07-14 September, first edition live in Sofia, Bulgaria From 07th to 14th September the Balkan Documentary Center – Sofia and Konrad Adenauer Foundation with the support of Czech Cultural Center are organizing a film festival dedicated to world documentary cinema with a focus on human […]

BDC Discoveries 2021 selection unveiled !


May 10th, 2021

Today is a special day! We begin our 12th edition of BDC Discoveries and with great pleasure, we announce the 7 projects, which will take part in our event! Thanks to all filmmakers, who applied and trusted in us. We received a record-breaking number of applications.  The competition was very tough and all the projects […]

!!Deadline extended!! Apply until 19 March 2021 to BDC Discoveries 2021


January 22nd, 2021

We extended our deadline, so you have one more week to apply to BDC Discoveries. New Deadline – 19th March 2021. After the challenging 2020, we are eager to continue supporting projects from the Balkans in 2021! 2020 was not easy for all of us. But we remained strong and tried to continue working on […]

DOCU ROUGH CUT BOUTIQUE 2021 call for entries


January 7th, 2021

One more year has passed and it was definitely a challenging one! We hope you stayed healthy and that you are ready to embrace the new 2021, bringing new beginnings and opportunities to all. What we are eagerly looking forward to in 2021 is the 11th edition of Docu Rough Cut Boutique, organized in a […]

BDC Discoveries 2020 project selection


May 12th, 2020

It is our great pleasure to announce the selection for the 2020 edition of BDC Discoveries, the project development training programme! In these difficult times, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are trying to adapt as much as possible, but still help all the projects to develop as much as possible. Thanks to all filmmakers, […]

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