Sony Future Filmmaker Awards: Free to enter, the Sony Future Filmmaker Awards elevates the original voices that bring a fresh perspective to storytelling. The shortlisted filmmakers are flown to Los Angeles for an exclusive four-day event to gain unparalleled insight into all aspects of the filmmaking process to advance their careers. After a black-tie awards ceremony at the Cary Grant Theatre, the 30 successful filmmakers benefit from a four-day workshop program. Aimed at breakthrough artists and independent filmmakers worldwide, there are six categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Environment, Animation, Student and Future Format. Each category awards a winner and a shortlist of up to five. The deadline for entries is 07:00 AM (CT) 15/02/2024.
Dok.Incubator: invites feature length docs editors, directors and producers to an eight-month workshop focused on professional development and offers exclusive access to experienced international tutors. Application deadline : 01/01/2024.
PITCH YOUR SERIES IN ENGLISH: Are you a European screenwriter or producer willing to develop your pitching skills in English for a greater impact? Secure your spot to the 3-day training program "Pitch your series in English". Join one of the two sessions, in Paris in January 2024. Applications deadline: 15/12/2023 in Paris.
Eureka Series Spring 2024: For emerging screenwriters from all over Europe willing to experience a writers room. Eureka Series is a 10-week training course during which participants develop collaborative writing skills by experiencing an international writers room environment. From mid-March to the end of May, selected screenwriters will attend masterclasses and practical workshops, culminating in a final presentation. Application deadline : 12/12/2023.
The European Women’s Audiovisual Network (EWA Network) - Netflix Series Accelerator Programme: will bring together women film producers who want to expand their creative range by deepening their knowledge of series production. EWA will curate three industry-led workshops supported by Netflix’s Fund for Creative Equity, offering emerging and mid-career women film producers practical insight and upskilling tailored to the European series production landscape. Participants must have a minimum of one feature film credit in film and apply with a series project in early development. They will also each receive a €5,000 grant to further develop their work. Applicaion deadline on 30/11/2023.
WRITERS CAMPUS 2024: Are you a screenwriters with a project in development? Apply for the 2024 Writers Campus organized by Series Mania Institute. Be amongst the 16 screenwriters selected from all around the world to take part in this one-week intensive workshop at the Creative Bazaar. And have a chance to pitch your project to producers from 64 countries at Series Mania Forum in March. Applicaion deadline on 30/11/2023.
ACE Animation Special 2024: Animation movie development and production. Applicaion deadline on 28/11/2023.
Comedylab (Torino): script development for feature length. Application deadline: 20/11/2023
EURODOC: training program comprising 3 one-week sessions to be held in March, June and October 2024. The program is aimed at project owners, producers or directors/producers, as well as professionals in the documentary industry, including executives and editors in TV documentary departments, representatives of film funds or institutions that finance non-fiction films, who wish to acquire expertise in what it means to produce. Application deadline: 20/11/2023.
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.
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.
scriptFORUM Vienna Austria: for female professional screenwriters, training programme to improve a treatment or a screenplay with a group of 3-4 experts from the fields of screenwriting/dramaturgy, directing and production. The costs incurred are borne entirely by DrehbuchFORUM. Applications for scriptFORUM should be sent by email to: email@example.com. Please include the material in question in the form of a script or treatment and a brief explanation of why a scriptFORUM should be used.
The VdR–Development Lab is conceived as a workshop for the development of projects from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. It offers the directors and producers the opportunity to be tutored through the development-phase in order to more easily reach and access the international market. Submission Deadline: 31/10/2023.
Bridging the Dragon: Over the past eight years, this immersive residential workshop has been proven to be a breeding ground for valuable content and an inspiring think-tank providing bonding opportunities and an in-depth learning experience for film professionals who have a concrete interest in China. While maintaining the core focus on China and Europe, since 2022 a new Asian perspective has been added, with the aim of gradually building a Sino-Euro-Asian network. <firstname.lastname@example.org> Submission Deadline: 27/10/2023.
DEENTAL Series Workshop: Submission Deadline: 25/10/2023.
EURODOC: intensive and selective in-depth training program for documentary producers. When enrolling at a EURODOC program, you also join a robust and active network of more than 1,600 members from 60 countries worldwide. This programme is a yearly intensive program for producers coming from all over the world who have an ambitious creative documentary project at the development stage. The training is residential, organized in 3 in-person one-week sessions (March, June, October) in 3 different European countries. The main objective of the program is to help producers in the artistic and financial development of their project, to improve their know-how in terms of international co-production – thus implementing good practices in the sector –, reinforce the skills independent production requires, and significantly expand their professional network. Application deadline: 20/11/2023.
CEE Animation Workshop 2024: The 6th edition of the year-long training programme will consist of 4 modules and will help develop 12 animated projects and enhance the skills of producers and creative teams in the field of animation. The deadline is 30/10/2023.
SERIES MANIA Writers' Campus: Submission Deadline: 11/10/2023.
Bavaria-Quebec training initiative: DOK.forum München invites one Bavaria-based producer/director duo with a documentary film project in development and one experienced Bavaria-based producer (or Bavaria-based production company) interested in co-producing with the Quebec region, to participate in this year's Forum RIDM, November 17-22, 2023, as well as DOK.forum Marketplace, May 1-7, 2024. Deadline 01/10/2023.
Black Public Media’s Annual Open Call: Each year, BPM issues an open call for feature-length documentaries and shorts (nonfiction or scripted) that are currently in research and development, pre-production, production or post-production. All projects should be suitable for public media distribution. The focus of our 2023 Open Call is climate stories. Submit Here | Deadline: 25/09/2023.
EURODOC is thrilled to partner with DGCINE and travels to the Dominican Republic, hosted at the Cinemateca Dominicana. The workshop is devoted to producers from the region, currently developing a documentary project (cinema/television/platform), and eager to upscale their expertise in artistic development, production & coproduction techniques and strategy, and of course international fundraising, with a focus on how to navigate Caribbean, European, American and national funds, and articulate them. Application deadline : 24/09/2023.
SERIES WOMEN: The objectives of this programme for women producers in the European series industry are to increase the visibility of women producers and their projects, to support them in building a professional network and to fight against their under-representation in the industry. Applications until 18/09/2023.
Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: Getting Started (with producing your doc): Registration International Documentary Association email@example.com (213) 232-1660 It takes place on 13/09/2023.
The New Talent Mentorship Scheme is for emerging professionals working in film, high-end television, or animation, from backgrounds currently unrepresented in the industry. This scheme is funded by The William Grant Foundation. To apply, please complete our application form here. Applications deadline: at 12 noon on 14/09/2023.
Drama Series Co-Writing Residency Israël-France: 2 webinars will be organized. The first one will take place on June 13th at 11:00 am for the residency presentation. The second webinar will take place on July 6th for a "Pitch & Match" session exclusively targeted for scriptwriters. Join our Facebook page dedicated to exchanges and set your own duo. Application until 12/09/2023, 5:00 pm (CET).
Tackle & Pitch: A brand-new initiative by ATF & the leading programme for Asian-European co-productions, TIES THAT BIND (TTB), will bring producers with projects from Asia & Europe together—in the classroom (Lab) & on stage (Pitch). With a key focus on (young) adult animation*, explore NEW financing & co-production opportunities, NEW markets, & NEW audiences in both continents @ ATF x TTB Animation Lab & Pitch 2023! Application deadline: 08/09/2023.
The Impact Lab Climate Story Lab Lagos. Apply Here | Deadline: September 8/9/2023.
2023 Commitment Grants and Emerging Filmmaker Fellowship: Mountainfilm is committed to supporting documentary filmmakers in telling stories to inspire audiences to create a better world. We seek non-fiction stories celebrating adventure, activism, social justice, culture, environment and indomitable spirit. Mountianfilm promotes and encourages diversity behind the camera. The Commitment Grants are focused on supporting documentary filmmakers in the production or post-production stages. Mountainfilm promotes and encourages diversity behind the camera. We welcome applicants from any country. Awards will range from $1,000 to $5,000. Application deadline: 05/09/2023.
The Berlinale's talent development programme: for the world's 200 best emerging filmmakers, returns for a week of discussions, workshops and focus groups from 17 to 22 February 2024. A call for entries is open to film professionals, series and XR content creators with at least two short films or formats, one feature film or one high-quality series to their credit that have been officially invited to festivals, released in cinemas or broadcast on streaming platforms. application deadline on 04/09/2023
EWA: career enhancement programme for women producers. Application deadline: 03/09/2023.
Green Film Lab at MIA (Rome, Italy) : application deadline on 04/09/2023.
Audiovisual Women: programme for professional women in middle to senior management positions working in the value chain of the European audiovisual industry, offering an interdisciplinary approach to training and professional development. The programme will run from October 2023 to March 2024, focusing on topics such as (digital) leadership and entrepreneurship, innovation and change management in a modern world, as well as communication, motivation and conflict management. Application deadline on 04/09/2023
Inspiration Forum Lab: for artists and scientists. Ji.hlava’s interdisciplinary research programme which this year asks how water can guide us in the search for solutions to pressing ecological problems through its ability to connect the human scale with all other scales of life. Theoretical lectures and workshops with experts from artistic and non-artistic disciplines will take place at the Ji.hlava IDFF, the Kersnikova Institute in Slovenia and during Sensorium in Bratislava between October 2023 and June 2024. You can find more information here. Deadline for applications is 4/09/2023.
III Incubateur MIRADASAFRO (online on 25/09 & 6/10/2023): Documentary development training for Caribean and Black African filmmakers. Application deadline: 25/08/2023.
Thessaloniki Locarno Industry Academy: Are you a young film professional looking to take the next step and boost your int'l sales career? Thessaloniki Locarno Industry Academy is the place to be! Thessaloniki Locarno Industry Academy is a joint initiative of the Thessaloniki IFF and the Locarno Film Festival! Thessaloniki Locarno Industry Academy is a tailor-made training program for young professionals working in international sales, marketing, traditional and online distribution, exhibition and film programming. It offers the chance to develop new skills, boost your network and explore new opportunities in the framework of an international market! Application deadline: 11/08/2023.
IDFAcademy (during IDFA): intensive four-day program of knowledge-exchange and inspiration for selected doc filmmakers during the festival. Deadline: 01/08/2023.
The Democracy Story Lab (Doc society) is designed to explore a core question: what are the stories which can help us understand how we might govern ourselves? Join us in a new intervention bringing brilliant storytellers together with top thought leaders to pave the way for fresh futures: application by 24/07/2023.
ZFF Academy : for twenty emerging producers, directors and screenwriters from around the world. The tailor-made programme offers participants a bespoke experience, including special masterclasses where they have the opportunity to interact with and learn from internationally acclaimed filmmakers and guests. The five-day programme provides a fertile ground for artistic development, offers a platform for international networking and serves as a launching pad for future collabroations among participants - true to its motte: Explore! Connect! Collaborate! Application deadline: 24/07/2023, 10am CEST.
Workshop for French-speaking producers from Région Hauts-de-France (France), Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg. It will be held in Compiègne, France from October 2 to 6, 2023. Open to French-speaking producers with a documentary doc project in development. Application deadline: 23/07/2023.
TFL Next - TV Series: for a TV Series project at an early development stage.✎ firstname.lastname@example.org Join this concept-based digital workshop that will be held in September and October and work with fellow directors, producers or scriptwriters. DEADLINE: 30/06/2023.
VII Mentor Program will last one year with an assessment at six months. During this time, mentees will have weekly scheduled contact with the program leader (VII Academy Director Ziyah Gafic) and will be integrated into a structured professional learning environment with monthly expert sessions exploring critical topics like ethics, business practice, grant writing, branding, design fundamentals, story pitching, entrepreneurship, legalities, hostile environment awareness training and more. Mentees will work with editors, curators, and other media professionals, and be assigned to a practicing member of the VII ecosystem who will provide professional guidance and mentoring. Redux will represent the mentees’ work for the duration of the program; mentees will also be eligible for eventual commissions through The VII Foundation. Please click here to apply through Awardforce through June 27/06/2023 at 11:59 PM EST.
Series Mania Institute: 10-week training course, which will take place from September to December 2023, is dedicated to emerging European TV series writers who want to develop their skills and knowledge of collaborative writing by experiencing the writers' room. Application deadline: 15/06/2023.
Doklab Navarra: residency to help documentary filmmakers reach the international market. The first face-to-face phase will be held from the 4th to the 17th of September. Application deadline: 15/06/2023.
Eureka Series Fall 2023 is an intensive 10-week training course for emerging series writers and creative producers from all over Europe. The call for applications for the Eureka Series Fall 2023 edition is open until 15/06/2023.
SERIESMAKERS: Ten teams made of one director and one producer or one screenwriter will be selected on a pre-bible to take part in two online workshops with A-list speakers such as Lisa Joy (Westworld) and Chris Brancato (Narcos). Two projects will each be awarded a €50,000 Beta Development Award. An addition award of €20,000, courtesy of the Kirch Foundation in collaboration with HFF will be given to a third project. Application until 15/06/2023 at 5pm (CET).
The AuthenticA Series Lab Realness Institute: Apply Here | Deadline: 14/06/2023.
ACE Series Special: workshop for experienced producers who want to integrate a series division into their company and/or deepen their knowledge of the development and production of dramatic television series for an international audience. The workshop focuses on creative and financial aspects. It will be held in Riga, Latvia, from 30 October to 4 November. Other sessions will be organised online. A partnership with Series Mania is in place. Application deadline: 6/06/2023.
ScriptLAB programme: submit your film or series project in development to this script training programme for writers taking place during Cinekid for Professionals in October, and the Berlinale the following February 2024. It includes tailor-made coaching and training to answer the writer’s specific needs, along a six month trajectory. Find out more and apply here. Deadline on 4/06/2023.
L'Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris: A one-year programme for future producers and distributors up to the age of 30. It offers them in-depth training in a European context. The programme includes visits to television stations, participation in film festivals and a one-month internship in an international sales or distribution company. Application deadline: 31/05/2023
The Springboard program aims to initiate young people who wish to work in series. It will take place in Lille from October to April. The call for applications for the first full year of this initiative is open until 31/05/2023.
The Jackson Wild Media Lab (JWML) (19-29/09/2923, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming): immersive, cross-disciplinary science filmmaking workshop that brings scientists and media creators together to learn from leaders in the profession and work together to develop effective tools to communicate about science, nature and conservation with diverse audiences across the world’s evolving media platforms. Media Lab fellows will work side-by-side with instructors and industry-leading mentors to gain intensive hands-on film making experience, learn the science of science communication, get a crash course using professional-grade tools and equipment, and expand professional networks with peers and industry professionals. This highly competitive program covers all expenses associated with travel, food and lodging during the workshop and the 2023 Jackson Wild Summit. Applicants must be from Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, and USA. Deadline on 5/06/2023.
Climate Story Lab Nordic: Climate communication is more critical than ever before: we need the best storytelling to reach its full potential and hit the audiences that matter! The first Nordic Climate Story Lab (CSL) was launched at this year's CPH:DOX in Copenhagen, and right now you can submit your project. The Climate Story Lab Nordic 2023 vision is to connect a selection of powerful creative narratives that address climate change and climate justice while exploring impact strategies with key allies, strategists, representatives, organisational partners and funders.The first part of the lab will take place in the Autumn 2023 and culminate at CPH:DOX 2024. Submission deadline is May 15/05/2023.
Serial Eyes, a European training program for television scriptwriters, has opened a call for applications for its 2023-2024 edition. This 9-month full-time program runs from September 2023 to May 2024 in Berlin and trains young European screenwriters to work in a writers' room. This call is open to European screenwriters with 1 to 3 years of professional experience, who have written at least one episode of a drama or comedy series for a TV channel in their country. Application deadline: 8/05/2023
ACE Producers invites experienced producers to apply for the 33rd ACE Annual Programme to become part of a European network of recognised producers. Membership in the ACE network is achieved through participation in the annual training program and is based on professionalism, mutual trust, collaboration and forward thinking. Applications will be evaluated primarily on the basis of the producer's background and motivation, the strength of the project and its potential for co-production and collaboration. Application deadline: 2/05/2023
Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy: training initiative jointly developed by Global Campus of Human Rights and Picture People, will take place in Venice from August 28 to September 6. The 10-day program is designed for participants who want to deepen their understanding of the links between human rights, film, digital media and video advocacy, and learn how to use film as a tool for social change. It encourages inclusivity, original and critical thinking, and proposes to hone skills and unleash creativity. It also provides networking opportunities with human rights experts and film industry professionals. Application deadline: 30/04/2023
GREEN FILM LAB makes a stop in Warsaw (Poland) between the 15th and 18th of June. Applications from professionals who live in Poland and the nearby region are especially welcomed. DEADLINE: 28th April 2023. ✎ email@example.com
Sustainability Management program at the International Screen Institute: tools and methods to manage a business or project in a more sustainable way. It offers a multidimensional approach that includes economic, ecological, cultural and social perspectives. It covers a wide range of topics such as corporate sustainability, data warehousing and improving creativity and innovation. This intensive program consists of a 5-day workshop in Vienna in June 2023 and an online module in November 2024. It is aimed at film and TV professionals who want to learn more about how to run a business and/or projects in a sustainable way, as well as at people who are considering a role as a coordinator or a green and/or sustainability manager. Application deadline: 21/04/2023.
Summer Documentary Labs: UnionDocs. APPLY HERE | Final Deadline: 14/04/2023
Workshops MFI Script 2 Film: Mediterranean Film Institute's script project development training program in 2 residential sessions, on the islands of Nisyros and Rhodes in Greece, and 2 online sessions, between June 2023 and September 2024. A follow-up period, from 12 to 24 months after the end of the program, allows participants to have access to partner market events and to present their work to the program partners. Deadline: 10/04/2023.
European Showrunner Programme: to establish the position of showrunner in Europe and is distinctive in its content and scope. It consists of a part-time training and mentoring program designed for experienced European series writers, offering a comprehensive overview and key skills for showrunners in Europe. It also features a series of industry panels providing a platform for exchange and discussion to develop, define and ultimately establish the showrunner's approach in Europe. Application deadline: 03/04/2023
EURODOC MED (8-12/05/2023, Ajaccio, France): developpement doc project workshop in French for producers and directors-producers based in Mediterranean countries (South of Europe and MENA countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea). Application deadline: 02/04/2023.
The SeriesLab - Talents: to identify and train emerging talent in the field of drama writing, to give them the chance to experience working in a real writers' room, and to allow them to network with other international writers. The program offers participants an intensive 5-month training and a final presentation in one of the major European markets. The main objective of TFL SeriesLab - Talents is to increase the diversity of the European scriptwriting pool and to find new talent to commit to careers in series. Application deadline: 31/03/2023
Year-long, remote programme of support
ethnocineca FILMWERKSTATT (From 26 April to 7 May 2023, Vienna, Austria): for film enthusiasts, opportunity to realise their own project in a twelve-day workshop. For four days, international filmmakers and social scientists will give creative and practical input during lectures and exercises. In the remaining 7 days, participants will make their own short documentaries in small groups. Finished works will then be presented, discussed and celebrated on one evening during the ethnocineca festival at the Votiv Kino. Application until 14/03/2023.
Episodic Program - Sundance - APPLY HERE | Deadline: 8/03/2023
Propelle: A Female-Focused Accelerator Program, Realscreen. APPLY HERE | Deadline: 3/03/2023
Originarios Lab (3/1): virtual lab during the next Latin American Film Festival in Original Languages. Learn more here. For Latin American producers based in Latin America - who currently have a short film or feature film project in development of documentary, fiction, experimental or animation in any language. del The Originarios Lab will be held virtually from March 14 to 18, 2023. Find the basics here: https://cutt.ly/K22d2By The call is due on March 1/03/2023.
IDFA Project Space 2023 SUBMIT HERE | Deadline: 24/02/2023
EAVE PUENTES: training program for the development of Europe-Latin America co-productions. This program is aimed at Latin American and European film professionals interested in developing links between Europe and Latin America. The selected group of applicants will be composed of 10 producers focusing on the development of fiction films, and 4 to 5 European film professionals or producers focusing on their career development.
ESoDoc: training course for media professionals who want to improve their storytelling and co-creation skills in order to expand the potential of their documentary and new media projects to reach a wider market. This 8-month programme is aimed at creative writers, directors and producers, journalists, programmers, communication officers, engaged in social, political, environmental and human rights issues, open to and willing to engage with and experiment with new documentary formats, business models and co-creative production. Application deadline: 10/02/2023
APPLY HERE | Deadline: 31/01/2022.
dok.incubator: for ambitious feature-length documentaries in the rough cut stage to participate in an eight-month 2023 program. Submit your film and work with world-class editing tutors, get personal feedback on your rough cut from key decision makers, and develop your unique marketing and distribution strategy! Application deadline: January 26/01/2023.
Green Film Lab (Dublin, Ireland): Three days to discuss sustainable audiovisual production with the support of experienced International tutors.The call targets creative teams with a project, sustainability managers and production professionals. DEADLINE: 20/01/2023 ✎ firstname.lastname@example.org
dok.incubator: for ambitious feature-length documentaries in the rough cut stage to participate in an eight-month 2023 program. Submit your film and work with world-class editing tutors, get personal feedback on your rough cut from key decision makers, and develop your unique marketing and distribution strategy! Deadline: 26/01/2023
MIDPOINT Series Launch: a training course open to creative teams of emerging professionals mainly from Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Baltic States and the wider Mediterranean region. The programme focuses on screenwriting and allows participants to discover funding opportunities. Application deadline: 8/01/2023
CANADA-FRANCE SERIES LAB: Are you a French or Canadian producer with a series project in progress? Discover the Canada-France Series Lab, a joint venture between Telefilm Canada, CNC, Series Mania Forum and BANFF World Media Festival, to create new co-production opportunities and foster the development of projects with strong international potential. Application by 6/01/2023.
The Animation Workshop organizes "3D Character Animation", a 14-week professional training course on 3D character animation, from concept to completion, through a series of lectures, renderings and mini productions. This course is designed for animators, animation directors, illustrators, designers, storyboard artists, architects... who wish to learn 3D character animation. Selected candidates will also be encouraged and supported to participate in the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in June 2023.
Application deadline: 05/01/2023
The Development Executive Traineeship (DET) - Africa and the diaspora Realness Institute in partnership with Netflix Deadline: December 22 2022 APPLY HERE
Episodic Lab - Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, Realness Institute in partnership with Netflix
Deadline: December 22 2022, APPLY HERE
Writers Campus and DEENTAL Series Workshop: two intensive programs of workshops and masterclasses led by industry mentors, and pitch of your project to producers from over 64 countries.
6 sessions: Thursdays, November 10-December 29 (no session Nov. 24 & Dec. 22), 7-9pm. The FilmNorth Inclusive and Socially Conscious Filmmaking Lab is a free virtual six-week course designed to help filmmakers in any stage of their career practice greater inclusive and socially responsible filmmaking and become leaders of change in our field.
NRDC Climate Storytelling Fellowship (The Black List, NRDC, The Redford Center, and The CAA Foundation).
East Doc Interactive (Prague, Czech Republic, 24-30/03/2023): A three day-long workshop with consultations and networking opportunities for documentary projects with VR and interactive elements in development or in production.
CEE Animation Workshop: The call for applications is open. This one-year program, for the development of projects and the improvement of producers' skills in animation, will take place between February and November 2023. It is aimed at professionals from countries participating in the Europe Creative MEDIA program, with a particular focus on producers and projects from countries with low production capacity. The workshop is designed for producers and creative teams with animation projects (short films, TV, XR...) in development. It is also open to a limited number of producers without projects looking to build a long-term strategy for their company.
Getting Real Documentary Film Conference 2022 (Hybrid Event, 27/09/2022): gathering of filmmakers and industry professionals. It provides a space for the field to hold constructive conversations, build lasting relationships, and tackle ethical, sustainability, creative, production and distribution challenges facing our growing community. Produced by the International Documentary Association’s (IDA) since 2014, the biennial conference hosts three days of inspiring keynotes, practical workshops, interest group convenings, dynamic presentations, roundtables, case studies, structured networking and receptions.
Greening the Industry: online conference on 27/09/2022. This seminar will provide audiovisual professionals with useful strategies and tools to make their productions more environmentally friendly. It will also demonstrate that sustainability and economic success are not necessarily mutually exclusive.
SERIES' WOMEN by the Erich Pommer Institute: the first international career enhancement programme for women producers of European drama series. This second edition will start at the end of 2022 and will again combine a wide range of elements: producers will participate in training courses covering topics such as visibility, leadership and digital entrepreneurship, and will receive individual mentoring and coaching. Networking opportunities in key European industry markets and direct access to decision-makers and key industry players will complete the programme. Application deadline: 19/09/2022
SERIESMAKERS: Initiated by Series Mania Forum & Beta Film, it's a new creative initiative for feature film directors venturing into the world of series.
The International Screen Institute is organising an intensive online training course on 6-8 October, 13-15 October and 12 December 2022 on aspects of managing a company or project in an environmentally friendly way. The aim is to work towards European certification to help create an industry that respects the environment and the people in it. This course is aimed at film and television professionals who want to learn more about how to manage a company and/or large projects in a sustainable way, as well as those who are considering taking on the role of environmental or sustainable coordinator or controller within their company or project.
ANIMARKT 2022 (5-8/11/2022, Lodz, Poland): CHARACTER ANIMATION or PROJECT DEVELOPMENT for a TV series.
All writers at every level are welcome to apply! Our mission, as always, is to shine a light on writers looking to open new doors. In order to find these unique and original voices, we need to read your work. To that end, we highly encourage all to submit regardless of location. We have our eye on the future of this industry and are genuinely looking to amplify your stories. All general meetings with executives are online. Fast Track Week: Nov. 7-11, 2022. The ISA's VP of Development Felicity Wren will guide the two fellows through a week of eight meetings with the mentoring agents, managers and producers. The week is capped off with the ISA's Virtual Pitch Panel, where the fellows will be spotlighted and have the opportunity to pitch to another panel of industry execs.
EAVE Producers Workshop: a one-year programme of 3 intensive weeks of professional development, working on the development of fiction, documentary and TV series projects. Between March and October 2023, 50 European producers working in the film and television industry, wishing to expand their activities internationally by improving their knowledge of production and co-production in Europe, will have the opportunity to develop their projects, businesses and careers.
IDFAcademy during IDFA: this intensive, four-day workshop caters to emerging documentary directors and producers who have proven their talent on a national scale and are ready to expand their careers internationally.
EURODOC: training workshop for French-speaking producers from the Hauts-de-France region, Belgium and Luxembourg, from 3 to 7 October in Compiègne. This intensive workshop on documentary project development offers participants the opportunity to enrich their skills in international co-productions and to expand their network through project-based group work, networking activities and time for sharing experiences with the participants of the international group of the annual programme.
European Writers’ Club (EWC): a new pilot programme, supported by the European Union to spark and facilitate collaboration between European creators, writers, broadcasters and producers of tv-series to boost creativity and originality and tell stories that transcend to a larger European audience across borders. The applications for the first session "Boosting Ideas", targeting 10 experienced creators/writers, are open and the selected writers will receive a grant of 8,000 euros for their participation.
IDFA DocLab Forum: application with documentary project.
NEWF Producers Lab (Start Date: 1 August 2022): for emerging and early career visual storytellers and scientists to be awarded funding to produce a non-fiction/documentary short film or series in the natural history and/conservation genre. Fellows are mentored by industry professionals, attend hybrid workshops and are guided through the process of filmmaking from research to final delivery. The program is a year long residency that focuses on all aspects of the filmmaking ecosystem and developing the producers skillset.
Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris: a one-year program for future producers and distributors up to the age of 30. From the Filmakademie in Ludwigsburg to the Fémis in Paris, via the NFTS in London, the training year is divided into periods of theory and practical application. This includes visits to television stations, participation in film festivals and a one-month internship in a distribution or international sales company. The Ludwigsburg-Paris workshop is open to young Europeans, but also to international candidates.
Cinekid Script LAB: a 6-month script training program for screenwriters with a project for a children's film or series. The program offers customized coaching and training, and responds to the specific needs of the writer and the story.
DocsBarcelona online artistic consultancy on documentary rough cut.
Serial Eyes: for experienced TV script-writers, full time during 9 month.
2022 Rough Cut Retreat: mentoring programme to help move films from rough cut to fine cut.
INTER-INSULAR WORKSHOP - SPAIN & MEDITERRANEAN ISLANDS (May 30 - June 4 , 2022, Palma de Mallorca, Spain): In parallel and in connexion with the 2nd session of EURODOC22 yearly training, a group of 10/12 participants, producers or directors-producers from the Balearic and Canary Islands, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Azores and Malta will have the possibility to attend an intensive 5-day workshop focusing on documentary project development. Producers from other regions of Spain are also welcome to apply! For producers or filmmakers-producers from Mallorca and the Spanish islands, Corsica (France), Sardinia and Sicily (Italy) , Portuguese Islands and Malta will have priority; producers from other regions of Spain can also apply. This workshop is a unique opportunity to get a deeper insight into international co-productions and to create new connections with international documentary professionals.
Series Lab Hamburg (14-16/06/2022): a project development, co-production and financing workshop for European series will bring together 20 European producers and scriptwriters developing a fictional TV series in search of international partners. The participants will be accompanied by international scriptwriting experts and will meet potential European financial partners. If you are interested, please contact Céline Lanfranco: email@example.com.
European Showrunner Training (06-11/2022): a 6-month training and mentoring program designed to provide experienced European series writers with the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to assume the role of showrunner. Through online and residential seminars in Cologne, as well as individual mentoring, the program helps each participant become a successful showrunner in Europe. Application closed.
EMERGING PRODUCERS (October 24–28, 2022 (Jihlava) and in February 2023 (Berlin)): training and promotion of talented European documentary film producers. Application closed.
Green Film lab: to produce films in a sustainable way. Applications closed.
Green Film Lab: to train European professionals on green practices. The call targets: teams developing a fiction or documentary feature film, film production professionals and green managers. 24 participants will join the first workshop in Trento (Italy) between April and May.
IDFA Project Space: annual talent development program offers first- or second-time documentary directors the opportunity to work on their project with filmmakers and film professionals from June to September, with two online modules and one in-person week in Amsterdam.
TFL Next TV Series: for international professionals to develop their own original and ambitious TV Series projects. For 20 projects at an early development stage. The workshop is concept-based and will be held online in May and June 2022. ✎ firstname.lastname@example.org
Breaking Through The Lens BTTL PITCH: for female and non-binary directors with a feature film or documentary project in late-stage development. Ten successful applicants will have the opportunity to pitch in front of leading investors, distributors and sales agents at Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals. For narrative and documentary projects from around the world. There is no restriction in terms of location or genre, but the project must have:
EKRAN+: international training programme for directors and scriptwriters to develop scripts and produce scenes for each project under the guidance of renowned filmmakers. Each project is represented by a creative team consisting of a director (or writer-director), a writer (or co-writer), a director of photography and a producer. Based on teamwork, the programme includes script processing and/or development, shooting preparation (casting, storyboarding and individual consultations with tutors), shooting, editing and an evaluation of the scenes produced by the group and the tutors. It consists of 3 sessions, which will take place between April and September 2022.
EAVE Puentes: course for the development of co-productions between Europe and Latin America, aimed at Latin American and European film professionals. Will be selected to participate: 10 producers, and 4/5 European film professionals (sales agents, financiers, distributors, festival programmers, co-production market representatives). The first workshop will take place from July 11 to 15 in Italy. The second workshop will be held in Uruguay in November or December.
INTER-INSULAR WORKSHOP EURODOC (Ajaccio, France, 21-25/03/2022): a group of 12 participants will have an intensive 5-day workshop focusing on documentary project development to get a deeper insight into international co-productions and to create new connections with international documentary professionals. For producers and/or filmmakers (solo or duo) from Corsica (France), Mallorca (Spain), Sardinia and Sicily (Italy) & Portuguese Islands.
The Grierson Trust’s 2022 Grierson DocLab training scheme is a great opportunity for 18-25yr olds to take their first steps in docs/TV. 12 trainees will get intensive training, paid work placements, a mentor match & more. Application closed.
ESoDoc - European Social Documentary is a training course for film professionals engaged in social, political, environmental and human rights issues, willing to experiment with new documentary formats, business models and co-creative production. Application closed.
SeriesLab - Talents aims at scouting and training the best emerging talents in new drama writing, to give them the chance to experience the work in a real writers’ room. It will unfold in 6 months, ending with a presentation in one of the main European TV markets in 2023. Application closed.
PREMIER JET: A one-day workshop on two documentary films in the process of being written, where invited professionals give constructive feedback and help the young authors to clarify their intentions. Application closed.
L'IMPACT LAB (17-21/01/2021, Biarritz, France): tutoring to learn how to plan and run a campaign to inscrease the social impact of your doc. Submission closed.
Documentary Campus Masterschool: European training programme for documentary development and financing. Submission closed.
focal Production Value (8-16/01/2022, Retz, Austria): workshop dedicated to the programming and budgeting of feature films and series with budgets ranging from 3 to over 15 million euros. It focuses on the skills needed to plan and budget ambitious and complex projects with an emphasis on understanding the different working conditions in Europe. It also encourages collaboration and creative partnership between assistant directors and line producers and their producer and director counterparts. Applications closed.
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 closed.
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.
ACE 31: training programme for kids film experienced producers. Submission closed.
Cinekid Script LAB (10/2021 at Cinekid and Berlinale 22): children's project submission closed. Script-writing training for authors.
European VOD Meetings, Palma de Majorque, Baléares, (28-30/07/2021): submission closed.
IDFAcademy during IDFA: Accreditation closed.
EAVE Producers Workshop 2022: submission closed.
TFL Next - Audience Design 2021: closed submission for international film professionals interested in gaining hands-on experience in the creation of innovative audience engagement strategies for film projects in the development or pre-production stage. email@example.com
ACE SERIES SPECIAL (6–11/12/2021, Brussels, Belgium, with sessions online before and after): workshop for experienced producers who want to produce TV drama series for an international audience. Application closed.
Astra Film Lab (6-12/09/2021, Sibiu, Romania): doc project submission closed.
NEXT WAVE 2021: a 9-month professional training programme focused on 21st-century film market.
EAVE+ offers 15 producers the opportunity to discuss their company structures and management practices together with high-profile industry experts during 4 days to tackle the business side of running a film company.
EUREKA SERIES: 14 WEEKS TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR EUROPEAN SCRIPT-WRITERS AND PRODUCERS. SUBMISSION CLOSED.
The Art of Pitching: Erich Pommer Institut's online training programme. Submission closed.
DOCS BARCELONA INDUSTRY (18-28/05/2021): doc rough cut submission closed for artistic consultancy.
Ex Oriente Film workshop 2021: Creative feature-length documentary projects and docuseries in development and production, challenging genres, format and media boundaries are welcome to apply for free to the submission closed.
EURODOC CORSICA WORKSHOP (7-12/05/2021): application for producers and filmmakers from Corsica, Balearic Island, Italian & Portuguese Islands for documentary project development closed.
EMERGING PRODUCERS workshop (25-29/10/2021 in Jihlava, Czech Republic and 02/2022 in Berlin, Germany): applications for training of European documentary film producers closed.
Training for young professionals at La Poudrière (19/04-2/07/21): script writing for a TV film adapted from a children's book and development of a concept for a TV series or web series. Submission closed.
CIRCLE 2021: documentary project in any stage of production directed/produced by a woman submission closed.
Camp 4Science online Workshop (27/04-02/05/2021): science documentary project submission closed.
ESoDoc - European Social Documentary: project submission closed.
SeriesLab: fiction series development training application closed.
SERIES' WOMEN: coaching for female producers submission closed.
TorinoFilmLab: feature film or TV series at early stage of developpment application closed.
dok.incubator is a training programme for editors, directors and producers to a six–month long workshop, focused on filmmakers’ professional development: application closed.
CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator 2021: applications closed.
IDFAcademy Summer school, 07/2020 and IDFAcademy: applications closed.
Eurodoc: applications closed.
Rotterdam Lab (25/01-05/02/2021): submission closed.
Documentary Campus Masterschool (2021): film project submission closed.
FIFDH IMPACT DAY (January and March 2021, Geneva, Switzerland): for training and networking with filmmakers and changemakers for a long-lasting positive change in our society, documentary on human rights or social justice submission closed.
IDFA Project Space: film project submission for a wide range of guidance and mentorship activities throughout the year from 29/06/2020.
EAVE plus: sustainable companies submission until 22/06/2021.
EAVE marketing workshop: applications closed.
Human Rights Film Festival - Climate Story Lab (6-9/10/2020, Berlin, Germany): film project submission on climate change closed.
Résidence d'écriture film documentaire de création (2-16/09/2020, Tlemcen, Algérie): film project submission closed.
CPH:LAB: doc projects submissions closed.
ACE: training for producers to set up an international coproduction, submission closed.
School of Film Advancement (SOFA): film project development workshops, submission closed.
DOCMONTEVIDEO : Latin American film development training, submission closed.