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DOCalendar Deadlines in October 2019


Check out our monthly service covering upcoming deadlines of events in the documentary sector. This monthly overview is based on our DOCalendar, a freely available online tool containing a vast collection of information about key industry events.

The documentary world offers a whole variety of different workshops, pitching sessions and other doc industry events but it's sometimes challenging to keep track of all the dates and submission deadlines. That's why we provide a regular overview of documentary events that have a deadline to meet in the coming weeks. This month's DOCalendar entries include deadlines for SIMA Awards 2020, Croatian Minority Co-production Support Scheme, Leipzig Networking Days, Directing Lab 2020, EURODOC 2020, East Doc Platform and more. Stay updated with our overview of DOCalendar deadlines for October 2019!

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SIMA Awards 2020

Deadline: 11/10 - 2019. Event dates: -
SIMA is looking for original, wise, brave, eye-opening and creative productions that increase the awareness of viewers to local and global issues, to the resilience of humans facing deprivation, to the politics and movements of human rights, environmental and social justice, and to efforts and agents of change worldwide. They seek productions that raise important questions about the state of our contemporary world, and inspire people to reflect on the meaning and potential of social activism and social transformation.

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Croatian Minority Co-production Support Scheme

Deadline: 15/10 - 2019. Event dates: -
Minority Croatian co-productions are considered to be those co-productions in which the Croatian producer’s financing share comprises at least 10% of the total production budget (including subsidies received from the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, producer’s own investment, deferrals, investment from television, television broadcasting rights, distribution deals, in-kind investments, etc.) and which can eventually qualify as an official co-production under the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production and/or any bilateral co-production treaties in force between Croatia and other countries. Deadline 4 times a year.

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Leipzig Networking Days

Deadline: 17/10 - 2019. Event dates: November 25 – 27, 2019
The Leipzig Networking Days are a vibrant pitching and networking event spread over 3 days. More than 200 international documentary professionals will come together to connect in a friendly and familiar atmosphere at the MDR.

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Directing Lab 2020

Deadline: 22/10 - 2019. Event dates: -

Designed for directors who are prepping independent feature films, Film Independent’s Directing Lab is an intensive eight-week program that runs in Los Angeles. Under the guidance of established industry professionals who serve as Creative Advisors, Directing Lab Fellows receive script feedback, discuss their visions, and select short scenes from their screenplays to workshop. Each director then casts actors and rehearses their scenes in the Lab before undertaking a mini-production.

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Deadline: 31/10 - 2019. Event dates: -

EURODOC fosters the development of documentary film projects in a highly demanding and creative way. The yearly Training Programme is addressed to European Documentary Producers (20% of non-European) who want to enhance the development stage of their projects on the international level and more largely to film professionals involve in the support of Documentary Film Productions. The training is structured in 3 intensive workshop of one-week each, held in 3 different European countries, over one year: Session 1 - March 2020: Development. Session 2 - June 2020: Coproduction, Financing & Packaging. Session 3 - October 2020: Meetings with experts.

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East Doc Platform

Deadline: 08/11 - 2019. Event dates: March 07 –13, 2020

The East Doc Platform (EDP) is the largest co-production, funding and distribution platform tailor-made for Central and East European documentaries, every year connecting 120 East European filmmakers and more than 100 key decision makers - producers, broadcasters, distributors and festival programmers from around the world.

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