Who can apply?

The primary mission of EURODOC is the organization of a yearly training program for producers with a creative documentary project in the development stage. It is also open to professionals involved in the support of documentary film production. 

© THE LAST HILLBILLY by Diane Sara Bouzgarrou & Thomas Jenkoe - developed within the framework of EURODOC in 2017 by producer Jean-Laurent Csinidis (Films de Force Majeure, France) - World Premiere at ACID CANNES 2020.

Please note that local workshops (in parallel of each session) have their own call. 

WHO CAN APPLY?
  • Project holders: 

Producers or directors-producers, professionals who usually have prior experience as producers, who are ready to embark on a new stage in their career (i.e. they have recently created their production company). Experienced producers may also enroll to widen their network and strengthen specific skills (artistic development, international coproduction, pitching, etc). In a nutshell, we welcome both junior and senior producers – what counts is your trajectory and your motivation.

  • Professionals from the documentary industry (participants called "Observers"):

Executives and commissioning editors from documentary departments at TV channels, representatives from film funds or institutions that fund nonfiction film, who wish to gain an expertise on what it means to
produce.

Representatives from ARTE, Al Jazeera Documentary Channel, CNC, Media Desks... have already participated as Observers. 

WHAT KIND OF PROJECTS?

EURODOC focuses on the development of documentary film projects with high standards of creativity and impact, and a strong international potential. There is no limitation to genres: we consider all types of documentaries: essays, investigation, first-person, archival, etc., series and feature-length films. It can be a debut film or a project written by a seasoned director. Important to note: projects must be in development, early or late, and be suitable for a co-production.

The material sent for application must be in English

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Up to 30 participants are selected each year:

Up to 30 participants are selected each year:

• 70% are European citizens (or citizens from member countries of the Creative Europe Program*);
• 30% are non-European citizens;
• 10% are citizens from low production capacity countries;
• 80% are project holders (producers or filmmaker-producers);
• 20% are professionals in the documentary industry (participant “observer”).

* The 27 European Union member countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden) and countries participating in the Creative MEDIA Programme (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldavia, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Tunisia, Ukraine)

 

Special attention is paid to the following criteria: 

• Quality of the artistic project;
• International potential of the project;
• Quality of the candidate and their professional trajectory;
• The candidate’s motivation to attend the full training and to engage in group work;
• Within the cohort: a good balance between the different European countries, parity and overall diversity
• Evaluation of language skills (English or French).

The selection committee is composed of EURODOC representatives, tutors, and guest experts. You may re-apply next year if you are not selected, preferably with a new project.
You can attend EURODOC international session only once, but you can enroll in the local group and then apply in the following years to the International Program.You cannot enroll in the local group after having attended the International Program. If you’re not selected, please check on our website the other workshops we offer throughout the year.

TIMELINE OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS:

• Call for applications opens on July 5, 2022.
• Deadline for applications: November 22, 2022, noon.
• Selection announcement (by email): December 16, 2022.
• Confirmation of participation by the selected participants: Early January 2023.
• Official Selection announcement: mid-February 2023.

Training: from March to October

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
  • English in plenaries (masterclasses and case studies) and individual meetings;
  • English or French in work groups (selected participants will be split in 2 groups).
FEES:
  • The cost of the training is 6,000 € for participants based in Europe.
  • It is 4,500 € for participants based outside of Europe.
  • The overall cost of the training for Observers is 2,500 € for each session
  • Tuition fee:
    > 3,000 € for participants based in Europe;
    > 1,500 € for participants outside of Europe and Observers.
  • Residential costs:
    > 1,000 € maximum per session (5 days / 6 nights, hotel, full board).

EURODOC is in charge of the whole booking. Please note that travel costs to reach the 3 sessions are not included and are at your own expense.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND SPECIAL NEEDS:

EURODOC allocates scholarships to at least 10% of the total number of participants each year, covering either the tuition fees and/or accommodation expenses depending on each personal situation. Scholarships are granted in priority to participants from low production capacity countries, group B or third countries considered as Group B**; participants from a country not providing scholarships for training or participants in any other proven situation of need for financial support. We encourage all participants to apply for financial support with their national/regional funding institutions first. We can provide a list of partners which have historically supported EURODOC trainees and we write letters of support. to help participants apply for funding. Any financial issue must be notified to EURODOC team as soon as possible.


** Low Capacity Countries:
Group A: Czech Republic, Estonia, Romania, Greece, Croatia, Portugal, Poland
Group B: Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Hungary, Latvia, Cyprus, Malta. Third countries considered as Group B, subject to the conditions being fulfilled for their participation in MEDIA: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Republic of Serbia, Ukraine.

 


FONDS DE LA JEUNE CREATION FRANCOPHONIE
Thanks to a special partnership with the FONDS DE LA JEUNE CREATION FRANCOPHONE, one full scholarship is offered for the EURODOC23 training to one applicant to the Fonds Jeune Création Francophone, to be selected by EURODOC. 
 
PICTANOVO
PICTANOVO is the partner of the third and last session of EURODOC23. EURODOC and PICTANOVO will offer a joint scholarship covering the tuition fee for the year (3000 €) to one participant based in Region Hauts-de-France in case of selection in EURODOC23.

The EURODOC23 call for applications IS now Closed. EURODOC24 CALL WILL OPEN EARLY JULY.


* The 27 European Union member countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden) and countries participating in the Creative MEDIA Programme (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldavia, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Tunisia, Ukraine)

** Low Capacity Countries:
Group A: Czech Republic, Estonia, Romania, Greece, Croatia, Portugal, Poland
Group B: Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Hungary, Latvia, Cyprus, Malta. Third countries considered as Group B, subject to the conditions being fulfilled for their participation in MEDIA: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Republic of Serbia, Ukraine.

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