Lisbon Docs - International Financing and Co-production Forum is one of the main workshop & pitching events for documentary in Portugal. In its 20th 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.
Documentary projects can be submitted until 30th July.
Once again APORDOC and EDN organize the Documentary Forum Lisbon Docs, 13th - 19th October 2019, in it´s 20th edition.
The Forum consists of two distinct working phases: the first part is a workshop during which the participants are accompanied by a team of experienced tutors in the development of their projects. The second part consists of two pitching sessions where the projects are presented to a panel of production and distribution professionals, potential co-producers and financiers.
For Portuguese Projects click here.
For International Projects click here.
The first three days of
Lisbon Docs 2019 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.
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.
Applications for Lisbon Docs 2019 are open until 30th July.
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).
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