LISBON DOCS 2017

Lisbon Docs—International Financing and Co-production Forum is one of the main workshop & pitching events for documentary in Portugal. In its 18th edition, it establishes itself as a reference for professionals looking for new tools and strategies to finance and co-produce their documentary projects.


The International Forum is organised by Apordoc—Portuguese Documentary Association and EDN-European Documentary Network, with the support of MEDIA Creative Europe Programme and ICA — Portuguese Audiovisual Institute/ Portuguese Government—State Secretariat for Culture.

News

August, 1 2017

The deadline for submissions to the 18th Lisbon Docs - International Financing and Co-Production Forum was extended until the 10th of August for projects by Portuguese production companies. Submissions for international projects closed on the 30th of July.



July, 1 2017
Tutors and financiers announced

The list of eight tutors for the next edition of the forum is now closed, together with the first nine panelists. Lisbon will host experts of the international film circuit coming from Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece,  Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, USA.



WORKSHOP & PITCHING

Workshop Sessions
October, 16 to 18

The first three days of Lisbon Docs 2017 are dedicated to workshop sessions with tutors, who will work with the participants, developing individual strategies to present the film project to potential financiers and co-producers. The tools developed during the workshop will help participants to access the international film market.



The 2016 edition of Lisbon Docs welcomes the following tutors

Edda Baumann von Broen
Producer | Germany

Tracie Holder
Producer & Director | USA | Specialist in USA Funding

John Appel
Commissioning Editor & Director | The Netherlands

Thomas Ernst
Editor | Germany

Marta Andreu
Director | Spain

Graça Castanheira
Director | Portugal

Peter Jäger
Jaeger Creative - Distribution, Financing & Marketing Consulting | Austria

Christian Popp
Producer Yuzu Productions | France



Pitching Sessions
Culturgest Small Auditorium
October, 20 and 21

After three days of workshop the participants present their documentary film projects to potential financiers and co-producers. The panel of experts features professionals coming from well known companies and institutions. After each pitching session, participants have the opportunity to meet individually with the panel experts to discuss potential collaborations.

Pitching sessions are open to the general public and entrance is free limited to the number of available seats. Tickets must be collected before each session, when entering the auditorium.



The 2017 edition of Lisbon Docs welcomes the following confirmed experts for the pitching panel – Further decision makers will be added here upon confirmation

Depi Vrettou
ERT S.A. (Broadcaster) | Greece

Floor Komen
IKON (Broadcaster) | Netherlands

Robert Salvestrin
Lucky You (Distributor) | France

Mads B. Mikkelsen
CPH:DOX (Festival) | Denmark

Nick Fraser/Lawrence Elman
Yaddo (SVOD service) | UK

Anna Ferens
TVP (Broadcaster) | Poland

Katja Wildermuth
NDR (Broadcaster) | Germany

Axel Arnö
SVT (Broadcaster) | Sweden

Erkko Lyytinen
YLE (Broadcaster) | Finland

Patrizia Mancini
Slingshot Films (Sales Agent) | Italy

Philippa Kowarsky
Cinephil (Sales Agent) | Israel

Bilaal Hoosein
Al Jazeera English (Broadcaster) | Qatar

Projects
Selected Portuguese Projects

CIRCUS MOVEMENTS
Director: Lukas Berger
Producer: Mário Gajo
Production Company: Filmes do Gajo
Country: Portugal

FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS
Director: Pedro Ramalho
Producer: Irina Calado
Production Company: Até Ao Fim do Mundo
Country: Portugal

VEGGIE REVOLUTION
Director: Bárbara Tavares
Producer: Bárbara Tavares and Frandu Almeida
Production Company: Bodhgaya Films
Country: Portugal


Selected International Projects

BEAUTY OF THE BEAST
Director: Agnes Horvath-Szabo
Producer: Anna Nemes
Production Company: BULB Cinema
Country: Hungary

BRIDES OF NEPAL
Director: Kirsi Mattila
Producer: Tiina Madisson
Production Company: Icebreaker Productions
Country: Finland

FIXING MORGAN
Director: Cecilie Bandeira
Producer: Krisztina Meggyes, Marianna Vas
Production Company: Match Frame Productions
Country: Hungary

HWANGSA
Director: Claire Sanford
Country: Canada

IN PRAISE OF LOVE
Director: Tamara Drakulic
Producer: Jelena Angelouski
Production Company: Monkey Productions
Country: Serbia

IN THE SHADOW OF THE WOODS
Director: Daniel Dlouhy
Producer: Jürgen Karasek
Production Company: Le Groupe Soleil Film & Multimediaproduktion GmbH
Country: Austria

INTO THE WILD
Director: Anson Hartford
Producer: Hugh Hartford
Production Company: Banyak Films
Country: United Kingdom

KAPTEN KIDDO
Director: Finn Vinter, Kristina Levin Vinter
Producer: Hanna Hannerz
Production Company: Nordantill
Country: Sweden

LIKE HEROES
Director: Julien Malassigne
Producer: Jean-Baptiste Fribourg
Production Company: La Société des Apaches
Country: France

MAMA KUTI
Director: Mark McLoughlin
Producer: Marcella O'Connor
Production Company: Bang Bang Teo
Country: Ireland

MOSES
Director: Fran Guijarro
Producer: Angelos Tsaousis
Production Company: Free Range Puppies
Country: USA

NATALIE 123
Director: Simón Revilla
Producer: William Johansson
Production Company: Laika Film & Television AB
Country: Sweden

OPERATION GLOBE
Director: Ariadna Seuba Serra
Producer: Guillermo F. Florez, Katja Draaijer
Production Company: Rolling Basis Films
Country: Spain

SHIT HAPPENS
Director: Rubén Abruña, Marcel Kolvenbach
Producer: Valentin Thurn
Production Company: Thurn Films
Country: Germany

STALIN TODAY
Director: Ketevan Nozadze
Producer: Ketevan Nozadze
Production Company: Studio Ka
Country: Georgia

THE ECONOMIC SPACE AGENCY
Director: Mette Reitzel
Production Company: Banyak Films
Country: United Kingdom

THE L-TEAM
Director: Andrius Lekavicius
Production Company: 360 laipsniu filmai
Country: Lithuania

THE SCIENCE'S DILEMMA
Director: Victor Luengo
Producer: Pablo De La Chica
Production Company: Salon Indien Films
Country: Spain

TRYING HARD TO BREATHE
Director: Marco Speroni
Production Company: Nacne Production
Country: Italy

TWILD CITY
Director: Olga Pakina
Production Company: One Production
Country: Poland

Applications

I have a documentary project.
How can I apply?

Applications for Lisbon Docs 2017 are open until July, 30.

To present a project, candidates must send to lisbondocs@apordoc.org:

Download our Lisbon Docs application form and complete all required fields.;

a two-page presentation (including synopsis, state of development, budget and contact information);

visual materials of the film (stills, trailer or film clips).

Participation fee is €350 per project and €250 for each additional participant. Apordoc associates benefit from a 20% discount. EDN members receive a discount of 100 Euro on the participation fee for the first person connected to a project and 50 Euro for the second and third person of the project team (if attending with more than one person).



I don’t have a documentary project, but I would like to participate on the Forum. Can I apply?

Every year Lisbon Docs reserves a number of seats for those interested in attending the workshop without a film project.

To apply for an observer seat, candidates must send to lisbondocs@apordoc.org:

a professional and/or academic resume;

a motivation letter.

Participating fee is €250 per person. Apordoc associates benefit from a 20% discount. EDN members receive a discount of 100 Euro on the participation fee for the first person connected to a project and 50 Euro for the second and third person of the project team (if attending with more than one person).

The Lab

Polo Cultural Gaivotas | Boavista
Rua das Gaivotas, 8 | 1200-202 LISBON
July, 8 and 9


What is The Lab?

Lisbon Docs—International Financing and Co-production Forum for Documentary presents the 3rd edition of its development lab. THE LAB is an intensive training event open to all those aiming to develop their documentary film projects.



Who are the tutors?

The lab will be tutored by the producer ISABEL MACHADO, of C.R.I.M. and ANTJE BOEHMERT, of DOCDAYS Productions.

How can I enroll?

Registration will be open until July, 2, and limited to 20 participants.

Participants must send the following materials in english to lisbondocs@apordoc.org:

a presentation document of your documentary film outline;

any research work that has been developed around this project (it may include a summary of the research made, or documents such as photographs, sound or film clips…);

budget and state of development;

short biography / filmography of the candidate(s);

participation goals on THE LAB.

The participation fee is 40€ or 25€ (students and Apordoc associates).

Organisation & Support

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Contacts & Team

Apordoc
Portuguese Documentary Association

Casa do Cinema

Rua da Rosa, 277, 2º andar

1200-385, Lisboa

T/ + 351 218 883 093

E/ lisbondocs@apordoc.org

E/ geral@apordoc.org





EDN
European Documentary Network

Vognmagergade 10, 1st floor

DK 1120 Copenhagen K

Dinamarca

T/ +45 3313 1122

E/ edn@edn.dk




Team

Matilde M. Ferreira

Coordination


Ana Ramalho

Production


Neuza Rodrigues

Design


Sara Orsi

Web Design


Zé Spínola

Driver