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EDN Launches New Documentary Series Workshop


The EDN Documentary Series Workshop is for Nordic directors, producers and editors with a documentary project that has a potential to be developed as a series. The workshop will take place from 8-9 June 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark and focuses on a case story analysis of the Danish documentary series Bugs as well as discussion and analysis of the participating projects. The submission deadline for projects is May 1, 2016.

What characterizes a documentary series? The new
EDN workshop will provide answers to this question

The EDN Documentary Series Workshop is a 2-day workshop. On the first day producer Sigrid Dyekjaer will conduct an in depth analysis of development, financing and distribution aspects of Bugs and Director Andreas Johnsen will share the dramaturgical considerations from the director’s perspective. On the second day the participating projects will be discussed and analyzed together with the project teams participating in the workshop. The analyses will be conducted by Sigrid Dyekjaer, editor Jacob Thuesen and Bugs distributor Stefan Kloos (Germany).

A maximum of 6 Nordic projects will be selected for the workshop. The deadline for submitting your project for The EDN Documentary Series Workshop is May 1, 2016. You submit your project by sending a written 2-page presentation of your project accompanied by visual material.

The 2-page presentation

Your written 2-page presentation should include the following elements:
• Project info: project title, status of the project, expected time of delivery, length, & format for one-off and series
• The film / series: depending on the nature of the project this can include the story, characters, visual approach, director’s note, etc.
• A brief explanatory statement why you think the project qualifies as a series
• Contacts: name of producer, production company, director, editor and contact information
• Profiles: short CV & filmography of company, director and editor
• Financing: budget sum (total sum for the production, not the whole budget) and brief financing plan.

You can submit your 2-page presentation by email to: submit_@If you can read this, please upgrade to a modern

The visual material
We prefer receiving applications accompanied by visual material already shot for the submitted project or as a previous work. You submit your visual material by including a link to an online streaming facility like Vimeo or YouTube when you email your 2-page presentation.

The workshop is also open to participants without a project. You will take part in the full workshop but without a project to be discussed. To apply as a participant without a project, please send your C.V. and a short motivation for your participation to submit_@If you can read this, please upgrade to a modern You can apply up until the start of the workshop, but as seats are limited, early applications are preferred.

If your project is selected or if you want to participate without a project, the fee for being part of The EDN Documentary Series Workshop is:
• 300 Euro for up to 3 persons (Director, Producer, Editor) connected to a project
• Observers have free access

Besides the whole workshop, the participation fee includes lunches and coffee. Travel and accommodation is not included.

EDN Contact Person: Mikael Opstrup | mikael_@If you can read this, please upgrade to a modern | Phone: +45 3313 1122

The EDN Documentary Series Workshop is organized by EDN in collaboration with the Creative Euro desks in Denmark and Norway and Nordisk Film & TV Fond.

This call and updated information about this EDN activity can also be found here.



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