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.
The official project selection for Lisbon Docs 2019 is now
confirmed and published! We are very happy to announce the 21
selected projects that will take part on our workweek starting
the 13th October.
Final pitching sessions are open to the general public; it's an opportunity to see the result work between tutors and participants as well as the dynamic with our international specialists panel. The Pitchings take place the 18th and 19th October between 9.00am and 1.00 pm at the Small Auditorium at Culturgest.
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.
The 2019 edition of Lisbon Docs welcomes the following tutors:
Director | Portugal
Director and Commissioning Editor |
Media Co-op | UK
Associate Directors | Belgium
Director, Producer, Cinematographer | Australia
Producer and Former Commissioning Editor | France
Director/Producer | Germany
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 2019 edition of Lisbon Docs welcomes the following experts for the pitching panel:
TVP | Broadcaster | Poland
FilmIn | Digital Platform | Portugal
ERT | Broadcaster | Greece
Visions du Réel | Festival | Switzerland
Yle | Broadcaster | Finland
The Guardian | News Outlet | UK
Czech Television | Broadcaster | Czech Republic
Choy Lin Mok
TRT World | Broadcaster | Turkey
Cinephil | Distributor | Israel
Lucky You | Distributor | France
Applications for Lisbon Docs 2019 are open until 30th July.
To present a project, candidates must send to email@example.com:
— 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 firstname.lastname@example.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).
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