Call for entries: Rough Cut Boutique 2012

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

A promising platform for documentary makers from the region!

Documentary Competition program of Sarajevo Film Festival with its, each year more successful, DOCU CORNER started a unique workshop for the documentary makers from the region – a specialized ROUGH CUT BOUTIQUE in collaboration with the Balkan Documentary Center (

After the very successful start in 2011, the second RCB will take place between 8 and 11 July 2012.

Deadline for submission of projects is 26th of May 2012.

The workshop will put together filmmakers of 5 promising projects at rough cut stage with the top documentary experts from Europe to work together during 6 intensive sessions.

The idea behind the SFF/BDC Rough Cut Boutique is to offer coaching, expert advice and access to decision-makers that can have crucial influence on moving the projects forward in their final stage.

Each project competes for the opportunity to be presented at the CineLink Work in Progress and have a chance to win Work-in-Progress Post Republic Award (80.000 EUR) and Work-in-Progress RestArt Award (20.000 EUR).

The best project dealing with human rights issue will receive the FIFHD, Geneva cash award of 1.500 EUR.

All sessions will be moderated by Rada Sesic, SFF documentary competition selector and Martichka Bozhilova, director of Balkan Documentary Center.

Documentary RCB is open for film projects:

• by authors from Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey and UNMI Kosovo;
• feature-length documentary films (60 min and more)
• in a rough cut stage
• for which there is a potential international and regional market.

The application file must provide:

• Application form (download here!)
• Three DVD’s of the rough cut of the film, max 90 min

Good luck!