Sarajevo industry partners with Jihlava and Documentary Campus
by Vladan Petkovic
- The aim of the initiative is to strengthen creative documentary filmmaking in South-East Europe
The Sarajevo Film Festival's CineLink Industry Days has announced a partnership with the Jihlava IDFF's Docu Talents from the East programme and German-based Documentary Campus' Masterschool, with the aim of strengthening creative documentary filmmaking in South-East Europe.
Jihlava's Docu Talents from the East will bring ten new creative feature-length documentary projects from Central and Eastern Europe, in production and post-production, in search of a good market access point at CineLink to further their conversion and placement effort.
The selected projects are planned to be released between September 2018 and August 2019, and they will be introduced by their directors and producers during eight-minute presentations, including three minutes of trailers.
Films presented at Docu Talents in the past have had their world and international premieres at major film festivals including Cannes, Berlin, Locarno and Rotterdam. The submission deadline for Docu Talents is 1 June 2018.
Documentary Campus has provided thousands of documentary-makers with the skills and contacts to make their films and have them broadcast around the world. CineLink Industry Days will host Masterschool’s second session of the intensive training programme for documentary filmmakers. Its aim is to mentor directors and producers to enable them to make exciting documentaries (one-offs, multiplatform and series) for the international market. Over the course of a five-day workshop, 15 European producer/director teams will be assisted in developing their documentary projects to appeal to international audiences. Furthermore, Documentary Campus will open selected sessions addressing the documentary industry to accredited professionals at CineLink Industry Days.
This year, CineLink Industry Days will take place from 11-16 August.
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