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EDN Announces Project Selection for Lisbon Docs 2017


EDN - European Documentary Network announces the final selection of projects to take part in Lisbon Docs, the international financing and co-production forum taking place from 15-21 October in Lisbon, Portugal. Lisbon Docs is one of EDN's flagship programmes focusing on strategies to create top-quality documentary projects and delivering them to audiences worldwide.

Project team pitching during last year's edition
of Lisbon Docs

This year's edition of Lisbon Docs - New Gateways to Your Audience features an exciting selection of 22 international and Portuguese projects that will be developed in collaboration with renowned tutors and pitched to a number of relevant decision-makers of the documentary industry. At Lisbon Docs, participants will be 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 and delivering advice on how to tell stories that reach large audiences without sacrificing artistic integrity. The prominent line-up of financiers includes commissioners and experts from ARD/NDR, Al Jazeera English, SVT, CPH:DOX, ERT, EO/IKONdocs, YLE, TVP, Cinephil, Slingshot Films and Lucky You.

EDN Director Paul Pauwels said in a statement: "It's always and again exciting to see both new talents and established producers come forward to pitch their ideas with the aim of bringing immensely important stories to audiences across the globe. It's never easy when it comes to the final selection of projects, especially when considering that the quality of submitted projects is increasing from year to year. However, we believe that this year's strong line-up of projects represents both a broad geographical spread in production origins and relevancy in terms of the narratives. We very much look forward to a productive session with the participants, the Lisbon Docs tutors and our strong panel of decision makers from renowned broadcasters, festivals, sales agents and distributors."

Lisbon Docs is supported by the Creative Europe MEDIA programme and organized by EDN in collaboration with the Portuguese Documentary Association APORDOC.

Projects selected for Lisbon Docs 2017:

International Projects:

BEAUTY OF THE BEAST | D: Agnes Horvath-Szabo | P: Anna Nemes | BULB Cinema | Hungary

BRIDES OF NEPAL | D: Kirsi Mattila | P: Tiina Madisson | Icebreaker Productions | Finland

FIXING MORGAN | D: Cecilie Bandeira | P: Krisztina Meggyes, Marianna Vas | Match Frame Productions | Hungary

HWANGSA | D: Claire Sanford | Canada

IN PRAISE OF LOVE | D: Tamara Drakulic | P: Jelena Angelouski | Monkey Production | Serbia

IN THE SHADOW OF THE WOODS | D: Daniel Dlouhy | P: Jürgen Karasek | Le Groupe Soleil Film & Multimediaproduktion GmbH | Austria

INTO THE WILD | D: Anson Hartford | P: Hugh Hartford | Banyak Films | United Kingdom

KAPTEN KIDDO | D: Finn Vinter, Kristina Levin Vinter | P: Hanna Hannerz | Nordantill | Sweden

LIKE HEROES | D: Julien Malassigne | P: Jean-Baptiste Fribourg | La Société des Apaches | France

MAMA KUTI | D: Mark McLoughlin | P: Marcella O'Connor | Bang Bang Teo | Ireland

MOSES | D: Fran Guijarro | P: Angelos Tsaousis | Free Range Puppies | USA

NATALIE 123 | D: Simón Revilla | P: William Johansson | Laika Film & Television AB | Sweden

OPERATION GLOBE | D: Ariadna Seuba Serra | P: Guillermo F. Florez, Katja Draaijer | Rolling Basis Films | Spain

SHIT HAPPENS | D: Rubén Abruña, Marcel Kolvenbach | P: Valentin Thurn | Thurn Films | Germany

STALIN TODAY | D: Ketevan Nozadze | P: Ketevan Nozadze | Studio Ka | Georgia

THE ECONOMIC SPACE AGENCY | D: Mette Reitzel | Banyak Films | United Kingdom

THE L-TEAM | D: Andrius Lekavicius | 360 laipsniu filmai | Lithuania

THE SCIENCE'S DILEMMA | D: Victor Luengo | P: Pablo De La Chica | Salon Indien Films | Spain

TRYING HARD TO BREATHE | D: Marco Speroni | Nacne Production | Italy

WILD CITY | P: Olga Pakina | One Production | Poland

Portuguese Projects:

CIRCUS MOVEMENTS | P: Mário Gajo | Filmes do Gajo | Portugal

FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS | D: Pedro Ramalho | Até Ao Fim do Mundo | Portugal

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