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.
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.
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.
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
Producer & Director | USA | Specialist in USA Funding
Commissioning Editor & Director | The Netherlands
Editor | Germany
Director | Spain
Director | Portugal
Jaeger Creative - Distribution, Financing & Marketing Consulting | Austria
Producer Yuzu Productions | France
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
ERT S.A. (Broadcaster) | Greece
IKON (Broadcaster) | Netherlands
Lucky You (Distributor) | France
Mads B. Mikkelsen
CPH:DOX (Festival) | Denmark
Nick Fraser/Lawrence Elman
Yaddo (SVOD service) | UK
TVP (Broadcaster) | Poland
NDR (Broadcaster) | Germany
SVT (Broadcaster) | Sweden
YLE (Broadcaster) | Finland
Slingshot Films (Sales Agent) | Italy
Cinephil (Sales Agent) | Israel
Al Jazeera English (Broadcaster) | Qatar
Applications for Lisbon Docs 2017 are open until July, 30.
To present a project, candidates must send to firstname.lastname@example.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).
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 email@example.com:
—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).
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.
Registration will be open until July, 2, and limited to 20 participants.
Participants must send the following materials in english to firstname.lastname@example.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).
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