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Lisbon Docs is a pitching forum focusing on strategies to create top-quality documentary projects and on how to deliver them to existing and new audiences. If you are a documentary maker with an international project in development, Lisbon Docs is the place to be. Lisbon Docs is a reference for professionals who seek financing and co-production opportunities for documentary projects.

Pitching Forum
5 days
Creative Europe MEDIA

At Lisbon Docs, participants are introduced to the power of new players in the distribution and financing markets. The workshop sessions focus on analyzing the content of the selected projects, on delivering advice on how to tell the stories in a way that will allow people to find an audience without loosing artistic integrity.

Lisbon Docs is open for all European documentary professionals and has a limited number of seats for participants coming from outside Europe. Submissions are accepted from professionals, who want to take part in an intense creative dialogue and development process as well as present their project to potential documentary financiers, European television channels and producers. In the past, Lisbon Docs has proven to be successful in pushing filmmakers into the international scene.

The Lisbon Docs 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. Attendance at both work phases is mandatory. Participants of Lisbon Docs will gain a great network of international colleagues and get unique opportunities to introduce their documentary projects to industry professionals.

Applicants need to submit a 2-page presentation incl. the following elements:

  • Project info: project title, status of the project, expected time of delivery, length, & format
  • Details about the story, characters, visual approach, directors note etc.
  • Contacts: name of producer, production company, director and contact information
  • Profiles: short CV & filmography of company and director- Financing: budget sum (total sum for production, not whole budget), brief financing plan

  • 350 Euro for the first person connected to a project
  • 250 Euro for second or third person connected to a project
  • 250 Euro for observers

  • * 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)


Jörg Winkelmann
Phone: +45 3313 1122

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