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CIRCLE kicks off with 12 new projects

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The fourth edition of the Women Doc Accelerator starts with its first module this week in Serbia, which will be followed by events in Montenegro and at Trieste's When East Meets West

CIRCLE kicks off with 12 new projects
The new participants in this year's edition of CIRCLE - Women Doc Accelerator

The fourth edition of CIRCLE - Women Doc Accelerator will kick off today online, 8 June, with its first module traditionally taking place in Serbia, where the 12 directors and/or producers will be working on the in-depth analysis of their projects until 25 June. For the full list of projects, scroll down.

The module will feature open masterclasses by seasoned professionals, such as "Touching the Hearts of Your Audience" by Alphapanda's Joanna Solecka, "Taming the Garden [+see also:
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interview: Salomé Jashi
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- Journey of a Successful Documentary" by Georgian filmmaker Salomé Jashi, "The Singularity of Our Films" by Syrian writer-director Diana El Jeroudi and "Deconstructing the Editorial Process" by French-Swiss editor and script consultant Yael Bitton

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The participants will also have the chance to work with the British qualified psychotherapist and freelance documentary producer Rebecca Day, Croatian producer Vanja Jambrović, Romanian writer-producer Bianca Oana and Argentinian producer-screenwriter Paula Vaccaro.

Two more modules will follow: in Montenegro from 24-28 September, dedicated to further creative development, project packaging and strategic planning, and in January 2022 in Trieste at When East Meets West (WEMW), where the projects will be pitched. Furthermore, the projects will be eligible for two awards at WEMW: the EWA Network Female Talent Award (€1,000 in cash for further project development) and the Cineuropa Marketing Prize (marketing services).

Meanwhile, four of last year's projects will be showcased at Cannes Docs in Progress, the line-up of which is yet to be announced. Last year, the project Beauty of the Beast by Hungarian director Anna Nemes, produced by CIRCLE 2018 participant Ágnes Horváth-Szabó, won the Nordisk Panorama Award at the Cannes event (see the news).

Here is the full CIRCLE 2021 line-up:

And His Brothers - Anna Shalashina, producer (Russia)
Artemis - Costanza Julia Bani, producer (Sweden)
Dreamer - Maria Ibrahimova, producer (Azerbaijan)
Four Rebellious Women Through My Lens - Zaina Erhaim, director and producer (Syria)
I Want You to Know - Maja Medić, director and producer (Serbia)
Quixotes Camera: Ten Letters From Beyond Light - Cordelia Dvorak, director, producer and writer (Germany/Slovenia)
Sansur - Rieneke Van Santen, producer and co-director (Netherlands)
Searching for Goddess - Andreja Cebataviciute, producer (Lithuania)
Truck Mama - Zipporah Nyaruri, director and producer (Kenya/Netherlands)
Untitled Project - Ayse Toprak, director and writer (Turkey)
The Waves - Victoria Mendonca, director (Brazil)
Wolves - Dani König, director (Germany)

For more information about the participants, please click here.

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