• Close-up, a coproduction training programme for filmmakers from the Middle East and North Africa.

  • Catapult Research Grant for nonfiction films and filmmakers: $10,000 grant plus six months of mentorship and professional development to five filmmakers in the early conception and research phase of developing a new film idea.

  • Sundance Institute:  labs, grants, intensives, mentorships with accomplished professionals, and ongoing support to advance the development, production, and completion of independent work. 
  • Tribeca Film Institute: mentorship, and networking opportunities for entry- to mid-level filmmakers:

    1. Scripted : short or feature-length films or series

    2. Documentary: short or feature-length films

    3. Interactive: artists of emerging technologies (e.g. VR and AR)

  • The D-Word: for documentary professionals worldwide, offering discussions about the art, craft, business and social impact of documentary film. 

  • Women in Film and Television International (Ireland): Masterclass & networking events, support to female  participation, commission a detailed statistical analysis of the Irish film and television industry.
  • EWA Network: group of women working in the European film industry
    1. One-to-one business mentoring programme for women producers
    2. Berlin Scriptwriters' Residency : script consultant and the accreditation for the Berlinale.
    3. Film industry workshops for female directors & producers

  • Institute of Documentary Film (IDF, Czech Republic): supporting creative documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe
     Oriente Film: residential workshops and training

  • Documentary Campus: for European documentary producers with tailored training and advice.
    1.The Masterschool: Workshops for European directors and producers. Application until 15 November 2021.

    2.Crossing Borders: One-off workshops and pitching forums for Asian and European filmmakers.
    3. Campus Latino: training programme for experienced filmmakers from Latin America.
    4. The MENA Programme: A training course for filmmakers from the Middle East and North Africa.

Application Forthcoming Deadlines:


  • Astra Film Lab (Romania): feature documentary projects at any stage (from Central and Eastern Europe). Submission until 07/2022.

  • EURODOC (3 one-week sessions in 3 European countries, between March and October 2022): development of documentary film projects with international ambitions to deepen knowledge and expand international network. Work on the artistic analysis of projects, the relationship between the producer and the director, the negotiation of rights. Application by 01/12/2021.

  • Hot Docs & Netflix's global initiative: Hot Docs and Netflix are looking to discover the next generation of filmmakers through their funniest non-fiction tales. It’s Funny Because It’s True is open to anyone in the world with a demonstrated commitment to filmmaking. Applications by 3/11/2021.

  • New Perspectives Pitch Lab: a 12 month initiative empowering nonfiction storytellers to pursue and build support for the stories they seek to tell for social impact project in development or production, with wide consideration given to projects across observational or character-driven stories, hybrid and essay films, podcasts, and series for television or online.

    Six online coaching and development sessions and an online pitch event. Applications until 29/10/2021.

  • Erich Pommer Institut European Co-Production Workshop (28-30/10/2021, Budapest, Hungary): insights into the making of recent European co-productions (feature films and drama series) as well as a comprehensive overview of the legal and financial elements of co-productions. Participants will benefit from the experience of European producers and  experts in financing, production, sales and distribution. Practical advice and interactive learning will help them manage the changing complexities of European co-productions.


  • ​​Kids Kino Lab: international script development for scriptwriters and producers interested in developing films or series (fiction, animation or documentary) for children and young people, from a short synopsis to the first draft of the script as well as the basis for production (estimated budget, financing and promotion plan). 4 five-day workshops (Poland, Czech Republic and Belgium) and 3 online sessions with tutors, spread between January and September 2022. Application deadline: 15/10/2021.

  • Ji.hlava Academy (27-30/10/2021): Application for creative process of filmmaking training by 10/10/2021.


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