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EDN launches The EDN Co-Production Guide


EDN is launching The EDN Co-Production Guide, a new tool for international financing of documentaries. The online guide provides details on co-production opportunities across Europe. All information is edited by EDN, provided by established producers and based on concrete co-production experiences.

EDN has commissioned experienced producers in 30 European countries to provide information about the co-production possibilities in their country. The information is now brought together in an easy-to-use format making it possible to use the information in the everyday reality of a production company. The guide includes:

  • ·       Profiles of co-production funds in 30 countries
  • ·       Guidelines for funding of co-productions in each country
  • ·       Titles of co-produced projects and production companies
  • ·       Contact info, relevant links and organizations
  • ·       A forum for EDN members to share co-production experiences

The EDN Co-Production Guide is aimed at producers with a documentary project seeking international co-production partners. The Guide is short enough to get an overview of co-production possibilities in these territories and detailed enough to create a co-production strategy.  

Upon launching the EDN Co-Production Guide, EDN Head of Study Mikael Opstrup states: ‘For almost 2 decades The EDN Financing Guide has been a ‘must’ for producers working with international documentary financing. It is our ambition that The EDN Co-Production Guide will be a supplement to this guide and become an equally important tool for producers looking for international opportunities.’

Of the 30 countries included in The EDN Co-Production Guide, 27 of them are online now and the remaining three will be added soon. The co-production info will be updated on a yearly basis. However, these 30 countries are only forming the first edition of the guide. In the future it will be developed with further countries, covering more continents and have more in depth information.

The EDN Co-Production Guide will be launched during Sunny Side of the Doc, June 25, 2014. The guide is then instantly available online at for all EDN members. Non-EDN members can get access to the co-production guide by joining EDN.

Here you can see the EDN Co-Production Guide.