Deadline to apply: 15th October 2021
AKE DIKHEA? Festival of Romani Film 2021 will be hosting a Doc Project Lab, an exclusive mentoring workshop open to three filmmakers or film teams with a strong creative documentary project in any stage of production (from development to rough cut) who are seeking further support to develop their film with leading experts.
We are first and foremost looking for documentary films that critically reflect upon the reality of discrimination of Romani people in the world. Directors or producers with a Romani background will be preferred. We also accept applications from filmmakers with other backgrounds telling stories about other marginalized groups from an intersectional, anti-racist, queer and/or feminist perspec-tive.
The mentoring workshop:
The Doc Project Lab mentoring session will take place on the 4th December 2021 in Berlin or online, depending on the pandemic situation, with the following experts:
- Georg Tschurtschenthaler (Senior Producer Film & Cross Media for GebruederbeetzFilm Production)
- Jelena Maksimovic (Award Winning Film Editor & Director)
- Bartholomew Sammut (Founder & Curator XPOSED International Queer Film Festival)
You will present your project with your trailer and pitch in a non-public presentation and get tailored feedback and advice (e.g. on your story, trailer, pitch, financing, PR, marketing, post-production, le-gal, film festival or distribution strategy). Each project will get a 30-minute session with all of our experts.
In order to apply, please complete the form HERE.
- Submission deadline: 15th October 2021
- Announcements of the results: 3rd November 2021
Requirements and costs:
In order to be able to take part in the Doc Project Lab, knowledge of English language is necessary. The workshop is free of charge for participants. We will also cover the travel costs up to 150 Euro and we will provide accommodation for one night for one project member (director or producer).
Measures against Corona:
The Doc Project Lab will take place according to the local policies in effect in Berlin during the festi-val. In case of a lockdown, we will offer the mentoring workshop to the selected participants via Zoom.
If you have any questions regarding the application please don’t hesitate to contact us.
You can also download this page also as a PDF document here.