Docu Rough Cut Boutique Call For Entries

Sarajevo Film Festival and Balkan Documentary Center announce the call for entries for the 5th edition of the DOCU ROUGH CUT BOUTIQUE programme.

The workshop will be taking place during the Sarajevo Film Festival and will offer bespoke mentoring, expert and pier feedback and access to decision-makers who can have crucial influence on moving the projects forward towards successful completion.

Since our first edition in 2011, a total of 20 projects took part in the programme out of which over 90% have been released, many of which to a wide international acclaim. Those released over the past 12 months alone, already won over 20 awards at key festivals worldwide, proving the idea behind the Sarajevo Film Festival and Balkan Documentary Center’s DOCU ROUGH CUT BOUTIQUE working successfully.

In a nutshell: Five selected projects teams, over the 4 working days, engage in individual mentoring sessions with seasoned professionals from different fields of the documentary filmmaking world focused on in-depth analysis of their material in the rough cut stage.  Further expert and pier feedback is delivered in a series of intensive group sessions set in a friendly and secure environment.  Finally, projects compete for five cash and in-kind postproduction awards including additional visibility for one of the projects gained through presentation at the CineLink Work in Progress section. As a follow up, all five projects receive one-year mentoring including 3 online sessions and 1 personal meeting at a convenient festival/market within 12 months from the workshop.  

IDFA award – invitation to IDFA 2015 with sneak preview at Docs for Sale Cine Link Work in Progress presentation and 20.000 Euro postproduction award by Digital Cube
HBO Adria award – 2.000 Euro
Cat and Docs Award  - 2.000 Euro
Croatian Radio Television Award  – 2.000 Euro

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Application deadline: 30th June 2015


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