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Business Doc Europe outlines a selection of upcoming Europe-wide training courses plus deadlines. 


EURODOC Intensive workshop for documentary professionals. Aosta (Italy), March 2 – 7 2020. Application deadline: January 15


A unique opportunity for documentary professionals based in Italy (Vallée d’Aoste and Piemonte) and France (Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) to get a deeper insight into international co-productions and to network with professionals from all over the world!


Up to 12 producers and filmmakers/producers will have the chance to take part in an intensive 5-day workshop focused on project development.


EURODOC is specifically designed for documentary professionals developing a feature project with international potential. For over 20 years, EURODOC has been training generations of documentary producers across Europe and beyond.



dok.incubator. 3 sessions running April – September 2020 (Slovakia/Czech Republic/Sweden). App deadline: January 29 


We invite filmmakers to apply to dok.incubator – an international workshop supporting directors, producers and editors with their late-stage documentary projects!  Apply now to develop your rough cut into an outstanding feature film with a tailor-made release strategy.


What to expect? 6 months’ work in the editing room, supported by top internationally-renowned tutors, to develop your film and sharpen the storytelling. Create a tailor-made distribution and marketing strategy to reach the widest possible audience and learn the tools to attract it. Gain a new perspective on your film within a global contextenlarge your professional network and kick-start your international career.



ESoDoc – European Social Documentary3 sessions running May – October 2020 (Norway/TBC/Lithuania). Application deadline: Feb 18


ESoDoc wants to strengthen the ability for innovative and audience-centered documentary and new media storytelling, so you can be a creative and active part in the evolving market dynamics and respond to its trends in ground-breaking, collaborative and interdisciplinary ways. 


ESoDoc will help you in developing your storytelling skills to turn your topic into an original and compelling story to engage your audience and bring change to our society.


ESoDoc is designed for authorsdirectors and creative producers who are willing to dedicate time and energy in the creative development process at ESoDoc, who want to approach their project from different angles and explore new forms and new formats of audiovisual production. We welcome also other media professionals such as journalists, communication designers, programmers, NGO communication responsible, etc..



IDFAcademy Summer School, Amsterdam. 29 June – 4 July 2020. Application deadline: February 20


IDFAcademy Summer School offers first- or second-time directors the opportunity to work with highly esteemed filmmakers and film professionals who are willing to share their knowledge and experience with emerging film talent. 


This is a project-driven program in which participants work on their film project in the script or editing phase. Participants in Script Development work on the narrative in individual sessions. Tutors help Editing Consultancy participants perfect their rough cut in the editing suite.



Sources 2 Compact, Berlin. 11-17 June 2020.  Application deadline: March 1


Workshop for professional scriptwriters and teams of writers, producers or directors with a feature-length film project in development: Feature films and creative documentaries for the screen (cinema, television, streaming platforms a.o.) Five-day session, coached development period, follow-up session.


Workshop location: FilmCamp/Norway, organised with the support of FilmCamp ASNordnorsk Filmsenter and Filmfond Nord.