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Crossing Borders 2016: Final Call for Projects


Documentary Campus, EDN and BCPF - The Broadcasting Content Promotion Foundation - are calling filmmakers to submit their documentary projects (series, one-offs and cross-platform) for the 2016 edition of the Crossing Borders programme. The submission deadline is 15 April 2016.

Crossing Borders Participants (2015)

Crossing Borders is an international training programme bringing together filmmakers and documentary experts from both Europe and Asia, who are highly motivated to collaborate with each other across national borders, and have the ambition to enter each other’s markets both artistically and financially.

Each year Crossing Borders invites filmmakers from Europe and Asia to submit their project ideas. Selected participants then attend workshops that offer insight into the whole process of setting up an international co-production and cover topics, such as: how to develop your story, access the international market, pitch your project and distribute your finished film.

Crossing Borders 2016 consists of three parts:

- 15-20 July | South Korea | Project dev. workshop in conjunction with BCPF‘s renowned Docu Clinic

- September | Online | Consultation sessions (story development, trailers)

- 25-30 October | Leipzig, Germany | Pitch training workshop & presentation to international financiers

Applicants for Crossing Borders 2016 should be documentary professionals (authors, directors, producers) coming from Europe and Asia (special focus on Southeast Asia) with experience in their domestic market who wish to produce exciting documentaries for an international audience. Participants must have a good knowledge of English in speech and writing.

Application & Selection of Projects

Applicants are required to send in personal and company CV’s, as well as a written description of the project, visual material in the form of a demo or character introduction, preliminary budgets and financing plans, and a projected completion date for their projects. The participants of Crossing Borders will be selected by a selection committee. As soon as the selection of the Crossing Border participants is official, all applicants will receive an email telling them if their projects have been accepted or rejected. The applications and proposed documentary projects will be treated confidentially. All rights on the developed projects naturally remain with the participants.

There is no participation fee for the course. The selected participants will pay for their airfares, accommodation and subsistence at each workshop.

How to apply

In order to apply and for more information about the Crossing Borders programme, please visit the following link:



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