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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Docu Rough Cut Boutique Call for Applications 2018


April 16th, 2018

Sarajevo Film Festival and Balkan Documentary Center announce the DOCU ROUGH CUT BOUTIQUE call for proposal. Docu Rough Cut Boutique is a joint programme created by the Sarajevo Film Festival and Balkan Documentary Center. It is focused exclusively on documentary films from the region of South East Europe and Caucasus, which are currently in post-production. […]

BDC Discoveries 2018 selected projects


April 13th, 2018

It is our great pleasure to announce the selection for the 2018 edition of BDC Discoveries, the project development training programme!  The competition was very though and all the projects submitted were intriguing, but after long hours of reading and discussing, the selection committee has made its final decision! Gold Rush Director: Petya Hristova, F. […]

Special extended deadline for BDC Discoveries 2018


March 12th, 2018

!! SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!! Thank you all for submitting your projects for the 2018 edition of BDC Discoveries! We received great projects and we are looking forward to evaluating them. This year BDC starts a partnership with Unesco Centre Sofia for safeguarding intangible heritage. Wwe will have a special focus on projects dealing with such topics, […]

Call For Proposals Civil Society Pitch Extended Deadline


February 9th, 2018

                                                              !!! EXTENDED DEADLINE!!! – 23 February One World Romania invites you to CIVIL SOCIETY PITCH in Bucharest! CALL  for Projects and CALL for Filmmakers for CIVIL SOCIETY PITCH, 3rd edition Registration deadline: 23 February 2018. One World Romania International Human Rights Documentary Festival invites human rights activists and filmmakers from Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and […]

BDC Discoveries 2018 call for proposals


January 5th, 2018

APPLY UNTIL MARCH 5 2018 TO BDC DISCOVERIES! Over the last 8 years BDC Discoveries became the leading training programme on the Balkans! Following the successful outcomes of the previous editions of BDC Discoveries, Balkan Documentary Center (BDC) is glad to announce the open call for projects for the upcoming 9th edition of the international […]

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