NEW partnership – Apply now for Civil Society Pitch!

Monday, February 20th, 2017

We are extremely happy to share that Balkan Documentary Center became a key partner, along with VERZIO International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Budapest and the European Documentary Network, in the promising initiative of One World Romania called CIVIL SOCIETY PITCH!

CIVIL SOCIETY PITCH is a pitching forum for human rights issues to be converted into documentary films. It is an innovative initiative that seeks to create mixed teams of professionals from the documentary film industry and civil society in order to encourage new creative films that document local realities from Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary.

CIVIL SOCIETY PITCH will take part in Bucharest, between 18th-19th of March 2017, during the anniversary 10 years edition of the festival.

During the two days workshop, human rights activists will have a chance to present to local and foreign film directors, producers, artists and experts, ideas that can be transformed into documentary films from their field of work. The pitches will be based on familiar topics to which civil society members have direct access and which they have documented over time. In the second part of the workshop, the presentations will be followed by discussions between civil society representatives and filmmakers, in the form of speed dating sessions and, at the end, the filmmakers themselves will have the opportunity to present their artistic perspective of the documentary ideas proposed by the activists. Throughout the workshop, there will also be special sessions held by the tutors, as well as a case study of the film The Invisibles with the winning team of the Civil Society Pitch 2016 pilot edition.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS 24th of FEBRUARY! More Info here:

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION FORM FOR CIVIL SOCIETY

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION FORM FOR FILMMAKERS

The entire workshop will be conducted in English. Accommodation and lunches are covered by the organisers.

Looking forward to receive your submissions. Good luck!