Open call – BDC Discoveries 2022

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

APPLY UNTIL 21 March 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! We are proud to continue the wider focused BDC Discoveries and we are looking for documentary filmmakers, who either come from the Balkans or work on a Balkan-related topic and would like to collaborate with the region. We hope to be able to welcome you in person, but if the circumstances are not allowing in, we will organize extensive online meetings and presentations.

Click here (applicants with project) and here (applicants without project) to get the submission forms, as well as more detailed information on the program.

Please also fill this registration form before applying:

Deadline for submission: 21 March 2022.

BDC Discoveries 2022 is aimed at documentary projects in development with international potential and a cross-media angle. The format is 7 teams of producer+writer or director. As an exception, directors in search for producers could also be selected. As observers at the workshop, we will invite 3 representatives of civil society organizations, broadcasters and/or funds connected to the Balkan region.

BDC Discoveries 2022  takes place in 3 modules: Belgrade (May 2022 –in person or hybrid, in partnership with Beldocs), Sofia (September 2022 – in person) and Leipzig (October/November 2022 in partnership with DOK Industry).

The workshop is fully conducted in English and proficiency in written and spoken English is obligatory.

The participation fee is 1000 EUR per team and it covers tuition, accommodation and subsistence.

BDC Discoveries is possible with the kind support of Creative Europe MEDIA Programme.

To keep you updated, we would like to invite you to our Facebook page and web data base of Balkan documentary sector.

We are looking forward to receiving your applications!