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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NEW partnership – Apply now for Civil Society Pitch!

February 20th, 2017

We are extremely happy to share that Balkan Documentary Center became a key partner, along with VERZIO International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Budapest and the European Documentary Network, in the promising initiative of One World Romania called CIVIL SOCIETY PITCH!
CIVIL SOCIETY PITCH is a pitching forum for human rights issues to be converted [...]

BDC Discoveries 2017 – Open call for projects!

December 21st, 2016

Over the last 7 years BDC Discoveries became the leading training programme on the Balkans!
Following the successful outcomes of the previous editions of BDC Discoveries, Balkan Documentary Center (BDC) is glad to announce the open call for projects for the upcoming 8th edition of the international project development training [...]

DOCU Rough Cut Boutique Awards Announced!

August 21st, 2016

We are extremelly happy and proud with the 6th successful edition of DOCU Rough Cut Boutique!
And here come our five awards:
IDFA Award: CITY OF THE SUN, director Rati Oneli, producers Jim Stark, Dea Kulumbegashvili (Georgia)
The awardee will attend IDFA Forum in Amsterdam, where he will meet with film professionals and decision-makers to facilitate the successful [...]

BDC Discoveries 2016 Awards!

August 14th, 2016

The second module of BDC Discoveries 2016 just ended in Prizren and we are overwhelmed by the many positive emotions and the enormous inspiration we found there. The pitching forum went great and we are thrilled to share with the awardees of this year’s edition!

BDC Director and Head of Studies – Martichka Bozholova introduced his [...]

Proud to be MEDIA Ambassador!

August 6th, 2016

Balkan Documentary Center is proud to be MEDIA Ambassador and to congratulate the European Commission on the 25th Anniversary of the programme, which made filmmaking, distribution and training possible in Europe and the world like never before. We are happy to be continuously supported by the programme and to be so able to provide high-profile [...]

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