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 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 [...]

DOCU Rough Cut Boutique 2016 mentors announced!


July 28th, 2016

DOCU Rough Cut Boutiqye team proudly presents the esteemed group of documentary experts, our mentors at the 6th edition!
We warmly welcome to Sarajevo:
Special mentors – story editors:

CAROL DYSINGER (USA), Documentary Filmmaker and Professor
THOMAS ERNST (Hungary), Freelance Film Editor and author
NOEMI SCHORY (Israel), Independent Producer and Director
Mentors at the DOCU Rough Cut Boutique:
CECILIA LIDIN (Denmark), Film Commissioner [...]

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 [...]

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