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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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

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 [...]

Apply for East Doc Platform 2015! New Award!

November 13th, 2014

The fourth edition of the biggest documentary event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe, East Doc Platform, organized by Institute of Documentary Film in association with One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in March 2015 in Prague will, apart from the traditional meetings of documentary professionals, workshops, [...]

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