Docu Rough Cut Boutique 2024 is waiting for your projects!

The programme is organized in three working modules: Sofia (April 2024), Cluj (June 2024) and Sarajevo (August 2024)

Organized by Sarajevo Film Festival and Balkan Documentary Center, Docu Rough Cut Boutique is a platform dedicated to documentary projects in the advanced phase of the editing process.

The programme is organized in three working modules: Sofia (April 2024), Cluj (June 2024) and Sarajevo (August 2024).

The workshop progamme includes editing tutorials, group sessions and individual meetings with renowned documentary experts and professionals. The programme culminates at the Sarajevo Film Festival where five projects will be presented to the CineLink Industry Days decision makers (funders, sales agents, distributors, broadcasters, and festival programmers) with the aim of assisting their completion and enhancing their distribution and festival presentation possibilities.

The submission deadline is January 20th, 2024.

Our team is looking forward to supporting your forthcoming documentaries and extending custom-tailored training opportunities to five projects in the Southeast Europe region. The workshop will unfold in three segments, and to be eligible, you must submit a minimum of 60 minutes of material.

Projects coming from the following countries are eligible to apply:

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, North Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine.


The fee per team* amounts to €1000 and for all three modules covers:


Accommodation and subsistence 

Partial Travel bursaries 

Accreditations and access to industry events

*A Team consists of director and editor for the first two sessions and director and producer for the last one. The producer could also attend if he/she covers the additional subsistence expenses. Scholarships are available based on financial merits after the selection process has been completed. 


Project Submission Deadline: 20 January 2024

Announcements of results:  mid-February 2024

First module: end of March/beginning of April 2024

Second module: beginning of June 2024

Third module: mid-August 2024

In order to apply, please click HERE

Selection process:

Please, submit your application by the deadline – 20th January. Our selection committee will review your rough cuts and make a shortlist of projects, which will then be invited for an online interview. Then, we will make the final selection. 

Official language of the workshop is English. All members of the team must be fluent in English in order to participate.  

Chosen participants must be present at all projects‘ sessions.

We are looking forward to receiving your projects!

If you have any questions, please contact:

Neda at or

Ishak at

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