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19 January 2009

Docs in Thessaloniki - Call for Proposals

Docs in Thessaloniki is an international pitching forum, where you can develop your documentary project and pitch it to a panel of international financiers. The forum is an outstanding opportunity to create alliances with future collaborators and co-producers as well as network with colleagues in a relaxed and constructive atmosphere.

Docs in Thessaloniki takes place on March 18-22, 2009. Deadline for submitting a project is on January 25, 2009.

Docs in Thessaloniki consists of a five-day programme, where 21 selected documentary projects will be developed, re-written and pitched. After a three day workshop Docs in Thessaloniki concludes with two days of pitching, where all participants pitch their projects to a panel of 12-15 international financiers from leading broadcasters. After the pitching, scheduled individual meetings are organised for in-depth discussions about future collaboration.

How to Submit a Project
In order to submit a project for pitching at Docs in Thessaloniki please send, in English, a 2-page description of your documentary project containing:
Title, name of producer, production company and director, length, format 
Synopsis & treatment with visual approach and reflections on the narrative 
The total budget amount & a brief financing plan 
Production plan/time of delivery 
Short CV & filmography of company and director 
Contact details on producer/production company and/or director

We prefer receiving submissions with visual material, either as a 3-4 minute DVD-promo/trailer related to the submitted project or a copy of your previous work.

Your 2-page presentation should be sent by email to: Hanne Skjødt -
Visual material should be posted to:

Att: Hanne Skjødt,
Vognmagergade 10, 1st floor
1120 Copenhagen K,

The price for participating in Docs in Thessaloniki is:
300 Euro for the first person connected to a project 
200 Euro for second or third person connected to a project 
EDN members receive a 20% discount.

Here further information is available about Docs in Thessaloniki:

You can also contact
EDN Network Manager, Hanne Skjødt,, +45 3313 1122

Docs in Thessaloniki is organized by EDN in collaboration with the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival-Images of the 21st Century.
Docs in Thessaloniki is supported by MEDIA.

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