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EDN Announces Project Selection for Lisbon Docs 2019


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 13-19 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.

Still from SayPeace, directed by Camilo Castillo
Colorlocalmedia, Columbia

This year's 20th anniversary 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 YLE, TVP, Visions du Réel, The Guardian, Czech TV, Cinephil, TRT World, Lucky You, ERT and FilmIn.

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 2019:


Age | D: Gustav Ågerstrand | P: Marina-Evelina Cracana | Film and Tell | Sweden

Antoine de Paris | D: Sebastiano d'Ayala Valva | P: Nicolas Desoult | Les Films de la Butte | France

Caught In Traffic - The Drug Mule Story | D: Patricia van Heerden | P: Mosibudi Pheeha | EP: Cheryl Uys-Allie | Forward Films Africa | South Africa

East Of Town | D: Kathrin Seward | P: Ole Elfenkaemper | Germany

Eva's Mission | D/P: Martha van der Bly | Rose Rebel Productions | The Netherlands

I, Poppy | D/P: Vivek Chaudhary | Unek Films | India

Iá-Iá My Grandmother Cesária Évora | D: Ana Sofia Fonseca | P: Irina Calado | Carrossel Productions | Portugal

In-Sanity | D: Tomas Koucky | P: Vit Hasek | Cofilm | Czech Republic

Nanga Dream | P: Karolina Śmigiel | Uni-Solo Studio | Poland

Neo Guru - Confessions of a Crystal Child | D/P: Élisabeth Feytit | P: Tancrède Ramonet | Temps Noir | France

Pelikan Blue | P: Adam Felszeghy | Umbrella Entertainment | Hungary

Sark: Democratic Crises, Feudal Dreams | D: Will Saunders | P: James Proctor | High Altitude Films | UK

SayPeace | D: Camilo Castillo | Colorlocalmedia | Colombia

So, Where The Hell is my Prince Charming | D: Sonja Rakic | P: Ana Renovica | 888 Films | Serbia

Surf on, Europe! | D/P: Constantin Gross, Lukas Steinbrecher | VeyVey Films | Germany

Surrogate Mother | D: Silvio Mirošničenko | P: Anita Juka, Laura Sinovčić | Four Film Ltd. | Croatia

The Gourougou Trial | D: Santi Palacios, Simon Casal | P: Simon Casal | Spain

The Mission | D: Tania Moilanen | P: Isabella Karhu | Danish Bear Productions | Finland

The New Angel | D/P: Ron Yoram | Israel

The Space Island | D: José Manuel Abrantes | P: Virgilio Ferreira, Saul Neves |  West Coast Films | Portugal

The Therapy | D: Zvi Landsman | P: Zvi Landsman, Ori Szternfeld | Israel

Xixi | D: Fan Wu | P: Venice Atienza | Svemirko Film Productions | Phillipines/Taiwan

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