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Join EDN to become part of one of the largest documentary communities worldwide

EDN is a meeting point for all professionals, who work with documentary film and TV.

EDN has around 1000 members from more than 60 countries. They are production companies, producers, directors and other film professionals, distributors, associations, film institutions & boards, broadcasters, universities and festivals. EDN is open for both experienced and newcomers in the documentary field from the whole world.

The key service of EDN is to provide information to our members on:

  • - co-production and other kind of collaboration across borders
  • - the international potential of a project
  • - where to take a finished film
  • - distribution
  • - festivals and markets
  • - the EU MEDIA Programme and other funding options
  • - documentary training programmes
  • - production contacts in other countries

EDN publishes the two market resources The EDN Financing Guide and The EDN Co-Production Guide.

EDN offers its members access to a lot of workshops, seminars and screenings that are organised all over Europe. A series of workshops has been set up in the South of Europe to support the development of the documentary genre: DOCSBarcelona, LisbonDocs, Pitching Forum in Thessaloniki, Documentary in Europe in Italy. The Baltic Sea Forum alternates between Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. All these workshops are organised with the support of the EU Programme of MEDIA. EDN also organises Twelve of the Future, a workshop for young Nordic talent.

When you join EDN you get The EDN Financing Guide, The EDN Co-Production Guide, full access to our web site, discounts on workshops and events as well as individual consultation on your projects. You can be next member!


The EDN staff

The EDN Staff: Ove, Jens, Cecilie, Paul, Jörg and Mikael
  • Paul Pauwels, Director
  • Mikael Opstrup, Head of Studies & EDN Co-production Guide Editor
  • Cecilie Bolvinkel, Network Coordinator & EDN Guide Editor
  • Ove Rishøj Jensen, Film Consultant & Web Editor
  • Jens Münchow, Financial Controller
  • Jörg Winkelmann, Press & Communications Manager


EDN has organised and co-organised workshops, conferences and presentations in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Scotland, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Serbia-Montenegro, Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Austria, Brazil, India, Israel, Canada. EDN co-organises the yearly Forum for Coproduction and Cofinancing at IDFA, Amsterdam. EDN receives a generous support from the Danish Film Institute. Activities are among others supported by the EU Programme of MEDIA, national funding mechanisms, the Nordic Film & TV Fund, AVEK, Finnish Film Foundation, Bundesamt für Kultur Switzerland & the Swedish Film Institute. The EDN office is situated in Copenhagen Denmark.

Contact information on EDN.

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