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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Call for applications Docu RCB 2023


January 9th, 2023

Organized by Sarajevo Film Festival and Balkan Documentary Center, Docu Rough Cut Boutique is a platform dedicated to documentary projects in the advanced phase of the editing process. Previous projects that have participated at the Docu Rough Cut Boutique include among others: HER MOTHERS (Hot Docs 2020), HOLY FATHER (Sarajevo FF 2020), THE OTHER SIDE […]

Announcing the BDC Discoveries 2022


May 9th, 2022

As we’re about to begin the first module of the annual BDC Discoveries program, we’re happy to announce the seven projects that are part of this year’s workshop! Thanks to all the filmmakers who trusted us and sent us their projects! It’s been hard to select just a few from all of the amazing applications […]

Open call – BDC Discoveries 2022


February 2nd, 2022

APPLY UNTIL 21 March 2022 TO BDC DISCOVERIES 2022 We are still living in challenging times, but let’s hope 2022 brings new beginnings! It is a new year, a new beginning and we are now ready looking for projects to be part of our program in 2022. The call for applications is now officially open! […]

Let’s welcome 2022 with Docu RCB call for entries.


January 12th, 2022

We are still living through unprecedented challenges, but we hope to see the light in the tunnel very soon.  We are delighted that alumni from the last two years premiered at festivals such as IDFA, Hot Docs, Dok Leipzig, Sheffield DocFest and Sarajevo Film Festival. Organized by Sarajevo Film Festival and Balkan Documentary Center, Docu […]

Call for applications


August 5th, 2021

   Sofia Documental Workshop for documentaries related to human rights 07-14 September, first edition live in Sofia, Bulgaria From 07th to 14th September the Balkan Documentary Center – Sofia and Konrad Adenauer Foundation with the support of Czech Cultural Center are organizing a film festival dedicated to world documentary cinema with a focus on human […]

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