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Maria Bonsanti Appointed as New Head of Eurodoc Programme


The Eurodoc Association announced yesterday that Maria Bonsanti has been appointed as new head of programme at Eurodoc. Bonsanti takes on the role following the passing of Anne-Marie Luccioni in April 2016, who was directing the programme that she founded together with Jacques Bidou since 1998.

Maria Bonsanti, New Head of Programme at Eurodoc
Photo credit: Ilaria Costanzo

Maria Bonsanti is an experienced documentary professional of Italian origin who collaborated with a variety of film festivals over the course of many years. Throughout her career, Bonsanti took on various management roles such as video art coordinator at Locarno Film Festival, co-director at Festival dei Popoli in Florence and artistic director at Cinéma du Réel, a position in which she worked for five years. Both the association's president, Alexandre Cornu, and Maria Bonsanti will be in Cannes from Friday, May 19th to Tuesday, May 23rd. Appointments can be arranged via eurodoc_@If you can read this, please upgrade to a modern

Eurodoc has further announced the date of the next call for projects for the 2018 edition of Eurodoc. Applications for the next training cycle will be accepted starting from September 4th, 2017. The programme is aimed at producers with a documentary project in development and commissioning editors from documentary departments at broadcasters as well as distributors and executives from film funds and other institutions supporting documentaries. The programme consists of three training modules taking place over a period of eight months, whereas each module includes a six-day residential workshop. The first two modules provide insights into development as well as packaging, coproduction and financing with the final module focusing on meetings with commissioning editors and experts.

Eurodoc is a network of more than 1.000 documentary professionals from 60 countries worldwide. Around 80% of the projects developed within the framework of Eurodoc are ultimately produced and turned into finished films. Up to this day, nearly 250 films have been released.

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