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Latest Calls: dok.incubator, DOCM 2017 / Visions du Réel, Focal International Awards & more


With our news category entitled Latest Calls, we provide a regular overview of incoming calls for doc industry events and festivals featuring submission deadlines and updates as a complement to our EDN Festival Calendar / DOCalendar deadlines.

Arctic Camels: A project that previously
participated in RealYoung

The latest calls and updates for the upcoming week(s) include dok.incubator, DOCM 2017 / Visions du Réel, Focal International Awards, RealYoung 2017, Docs in Thessaloniki and two deadlines for Creative Europe Support Schemes.

dok.incubator Workshop

The dok.incubator workshop is calling for rough-cut feature docs: dok. incubator is a unique documentary rough-cut workshop inviting editors, directors and producers to work for six months with top internationally experienced mentors. Throughout the postproduction period of their films (April – September 2017), the participants work intensively in the editing room, and build a clever, tailor-made distribution plan and marketing strategy. dok.incubator is an opportunity to get a new perspective on your film within the international context and to ensure that your unique story will be rich and relevant to a worldwide audience. The workshop is divided into three residential sessions (one week each) taking place in different locations throughout Europe (with each session having a different focus: Rough Cut | Fine Cut and Distribution | Market Access).

Deadline: 1 Feb 2017

More info / Submit

DOCM 2017 / Visions du Réel,

The Doc Outlook – International Market (DOCM) of Visions du Réel has recently published final calls for Pitching du Réel, Rough Cut Lab and Docs in Progress. The organizers are looking for innovative, high quality documentary projects with theatrical potential that combine artistic ambition with passion for the subject and commitment to the protagonists. Pitching du Réel wlecomes projects by experienced as well as new directors, who have at least directed short films. The project should already be well developed and have basic financing in place. The Rough Cut Lab is a programme for first or second time film teams who look for coaching and advise. The main photography should have been done and a first editing achieved. Docs in Progress is intended for film teams with a fine cut of their project searching for postproduction partners and distribution opportunities.

Deadline: 15 December 2016

More info / Submit

Focal International Awards: Extended Deadline

The FOCAL International Awards, now in its 14th year, is a showcase to celebrate achievement in the use of footage in all variety of genres, across all media platforms plus its restoration. The 2017 FOCAL International Award Categories include "Best Use of Footage" in the following areas: History Production, History Feature, Factual Production, Arts Production, Music Production, Sports Footage, Natural World Footage and many more.

Deadline: 16 December 2016

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RealYoung 2017

Submissions are now open for the next edition of RealYoung, a multi-part program focusing on documentary stories for younger audiences. At RealYoung, filmmakers will develop, present and network with the aim of bringing your next kids or youth documentary across borders to an international audience. The RealYoung 2017 initiative is a program consisting of three parts including two online components and one on-location meeting, incl. a pre-workshop module with online video meetings, a session on development, presentation and networking (at The Financing Forum for Kids Content in Malmö, Sweden) and the RealYoung Online Pitching Session / video consultations.

Deadline: 16 January 2017

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Docs in Thessaloniki

Docs in Thessaloniki is your cost effective fast track to the European and international documentary market, and through the new outreach program also an opportunity for you to find new ways of reaching your audiences. In Thessaloniki you will develop your project, network with colleagues and pitch to financiers in a relaxed and constructive atmosphere.

Deadline: 6 January 2017

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Creative Europe Support Schemes

Two additional support schemes by Creative Europe are now open for submissions: Slate development funding and Access to Markets. The Slate development funding scheme supports independent production companies looking to develop 3 - 5 fiction, animation or creative documentary projects with international potential. The Access to Markets scheme is aimed at activities providing access to physical markets for European professionals in and outside the countries participating in the MEDIA sub-Programme. Furthermore, the scheme supports initiatives focusing on Common European promotional activities or providing Online tools for professionals.

Deadline: Slate development funding — 2 February 2017

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Deadline: Access to Markets — 2 February 2017

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For more information about upcoming deadlines, you may also want to check our DOCalendar and the EDN Festival Calendar.

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