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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Docu RCB Award at One World Romania FF 2015


March 24th, 2015

Photo: Adi Marineci
We are glad to share with you that for a second year Docu Rough Cut Boutique (a collaborative programme between Sarajevo Film Festival and Balkan Documentary Center) is giving an award to one of the Cooking a Doc workshop participants at One World Romania Film Festival in Bucharest – attendance at the workshop [...]

Apply to ESoDoC 2015!


January 19th, 2015

ZeLIG has just announced the new call for application ESoDoc – European Social Documentary 2015. The new application deadline is February 5, 2015.

ESoDoc is the training initiative for media professionals and “cross-thinkers” who want to increase impact and outreach of their documentary films and cross-media projects by developing new storytelling [...]

BDC Discoveries 2015 – call for projects!


December 16th, 2014

APPLY NOW TO BDC DISCOVERIES 2015!
Over the last 5 year BDC Discoveries became the leading training programme in the Balkans!

Dear documentary filmmakers, producers, and friends,
Following the successful outcomes of the previous editions of BDC [...]

New Partnership with WEMW and TRIESTE FF!


November 25th, 2014

We are very happy to announce that Balkan Documentary Center set up a partnership in the framework of a new and exciting initiative called LAST STOP TRIESTE.
LAST STOP TRIESTE (LST) is  a dedicated section for documentary projects from Eastern Europe and Italy. Thanks to a strong network of partners, LST will present 4 documentaries in [...]

Recent success of Docu RCB alumni!


November 24th, 2014

It is our great pleasure to share the recent success stories of our Docu RCB alumni!
- DRIFTER by Hungarian director Gabor Horcher (participant in Docu RCB 2013), produced by Kraatsfilm (Hungary) and Weydemann Bros. (Germany) just had its world premiere at IDFA Amsterdam – First Appearance Competition 2014. Congratulations!
- IN THE DARK by Serbian director [...]

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