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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Special call for observers, Docu RCB module Budapest


March 4th, 2019

    Sarajevo Film Festival and Balkan Documentary Center are looking to invite Hungarian directors/producers/editors as observers for the upcoming module in Budapest (29th March-3rd April) Docu Rough Cut Boutique is a major regional program dedicated to documentary projects in the final phases of the editing process. A year 2019 marks a new project’s chapter […]

Open call – BDC Discoveries 2019


January 7th, 2019

APPLY UNTIL MARCH 18 2019 TO BDC DISCOVERIES 2019 – Celebrating its 10th edition!   For the last 10 years, BDC Discoveries became the leading training programme on the Balkans! 2019 is a special year for the Balkan Documentary Center! BDC Discoveries will celebrate its 10th edition! Following the successful outcomes of the previous editions […]

Docu RCB call for proposals 2019 – submit until 01 Feb 2019


October 29th, 2018

 New edition, new structure of the workshop Sarajevo Film Festival and Balkan Documentary Center proudly announce the call for proposals for the DOCU ROUGH CUT BOUTIQUE, with a new structure expanding further with modules in Budapest, Sofia and Sarajevo. In the past eight years, Docu Rough Cut Boutique positioned itself as a major regional program […]

Filming ICH – official selection


October 5th, 2018

Filming I.C.H. – the professional pitching forum for documentary projects dealing with intangible cultural heritage, is delighted to announce the official selection for its very first edition! We received an unprecedented amount of applications, all  quite strong, full of devotion and creative vision. Hence, it was very difficult for the jury to make the final […]

Filming ICH – Call for projects


August 10th, 2018

   Pitching forum for documentaries dealing with intangible cultural heritage (ICH) The Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe under the auspices of UNESCO, The International Festival of Ethnological Film, Belgrade and Balkan Documentary Center invite you to apply for the first edition of the professional pitching forum – Filming […]

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