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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Docu Rough Cut Boutique Selection 2016

July 15th, 2016

DOCU Rough cut proudly Presents:

The official Selection 2016
We are trilled with the large number of submissions for Docu Rough Cut Boutique 2016! The interest for the workshop has grown tremendously and we have received projects from many countries from the region, even from those with a very small cinema production. After long hours of [...]


May 19th, 2016

Docu Rough Cut Boutique @ 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival

Sarajevo Film Festival and Balkan Documentary Center are proud to announce the open call for
the 6th edition of the DOCU ROUGH CUT BOUTIQUE

The DEADLINE to apply is 30th JUNE 2016

5+2 mentors, 5 projects, [...]

BDC Discoveries 2016 selection announced!

April 6th, 2016

We are so thrilled to announce this year’s selection of projects and observers. It hasn’t been an easy process and with many strong and intriguing proposals submitted to our attention.
Pleased to present to you the participants of BDC Discoveries 2016:
Goodnight, Irene (Slovenia) – director Haidy Kancler, producer Miha Celar (Astral Film)
Occasional Spies (Romania) – director [...]

CROSS VIDEO DAYS: Call for digital projects

March 16th, 2016

Cross Video Days, the leading European market for digital-first content in Paris – is launching its new call for projects for its 7th edition.
This is a 3-day event offering co-financing and co-production opportunities for digital projects.

Submission and participation at Cross Video Days Content Market is free of charge.
Applications are open till Monday, March 21, [...]

Strong BDC presence at One World Festival and East Doc Platform in Prague!

March 11th, 2016

We are very proud to share the strong BDC alumni projects’ presence at this year One World Festival and East Doc Platform in Prague:
- DOCU Rough Cut Boutique alumni project I DIDN’T CROSS THE BORDER: THE BORDER CROSSED ME (Georgia/Germany) by director Toma Chageshlivili, produced by Kloos & Co. Medien is having its world premiere at [...]

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