Sarajevo Film Festival and Balkan Documentary Center are proud to announce the 6th edition of the DOCU ROUGH CUT BOUTIQUE

This exquisite programme offers: Tailor-made coaching, expert advice and access to decision-makers who can have a crucial influence on project development.

To: 5 carefully selected projects from the Region of 20 countries (Austria, Azerbaijan, Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Moldova, Malta, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Slovenia, Georgia, Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Romania and Hungary)

How do we work: Within the friendly and closed environment, during intensive group and individual sessions, the selected teams and mentors are focused on in-depth engagement on the quality of the material in the rough-cut stage. This is why our esteemed mentors come from different backgrounds within a documentary spectrum – they are directors, producers, broadcasters, distributors, festival selectors and documentary consultants.

What is new: In 2016, we are introducing additional part of the Documentary Rough Cut Boutique – exclusive closed screenings and one-to-one meetings on request with special documentary film professionals: festival programmers, sales agents, distributors and broadcasters. This way, our participants have the amazing chance to present and promote their projects to some of the most important decision-makers in Europe!

The 5 selected projects for the 6th edition of the DOCU ROUGH CUT BOUTIQUE are:

City of the Sun

Director: Rati Oneli

Producers: Jim Stark, Dea Kulumbegashvili


F**k YU

Directors: Marija Ratković Vidaković & Dinka Radonić

Producer: Marija Ratković Vidakovic

Production company: Croatian Film Association



Director: Balazs Simonyi

Producers: Laszlo Jozsa, Balazs Simonyi

Production Company: Speak Easy Project


I am Hercules

Director: Marius Iacob

Producer: Irina Malcea, Christian Popp

Production Company: Manekino Film/ Doc Days


In the shadow of war

Director: Reyan Tuvi

Producer: Reyab Tuvi


We also invite 1 project to the observers seat:

Under Cover

Directors: Sabrina Begović Ćorić & Nejra Latić Hulusić

Producers: Sabrina Begović Ćorić & Nejra Latić Hulusić

Production Company: HAVA Sarajevo

Bosnia and Herzegovina

DOCU Rough Cut Boutiqye team proudly presents the esteemed group of documentary experts – our mentors at the 6th edition!

Special mentors – story editors:

CAROL DYSINGER (USA), Documentary Filmmaker and Professor
THOMAS ERNST (Hungary), Freelance Film Editor and author
NOEMI SCHORY (Israel), Independent Producer and Director

Mentors at the DOCU Rough Cut Boutique:

CECILIA LIDIN (Denmark), Film Commissioner for Documentaries at the Danish Film Institute
IVANA PAUEROVÁ MILOŠEVIĆ (Czech Republic), Dramaturge, Script Editor and Documentary Director
HANKA KASTELICOVÁ (Czech Republic/Hungary), Executive Producer of Documentaries for HBO Europe Documentaries
CATHERINE LE CLEF (France), Head of CAT&Docs World sales

Moderators and Heads of the DOCU Rough Cut Boutique:

MARTICHKA BOZHILOVA (Bulgaria), Producer at Agitprop and Head of Balkan Documentary Center
RADA ŠEŠIĆ (The Netherlands), Filmmaker, Festival Selector, Film Lecturer and a Critic