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Cinema Verite DocPro 2016

December 8-10, 2016. Tehran, Iran.

DEFC and EDN are in collaboration organising the third edition of Cinema Verite DocPro. It is a three-day industry program with essential knowledge about the international documentary market and working with documentaries across bordersThe program is intended for Iranian documentary professionals wanting to work with international partners. If you have a project in development, you can apply for expert consultations. 

The three-day program will consist of seminars, presentations and individual meetings where leading international documentary experts will be present to share their knowledge and insight to bringing documentaries across to international audiences.

We expect to have 8-10 international guests present for DocPro 2016. So far the following guests have confirmed their participation:

  • Thom Powers, DOC NYC/Toronto IFF, USA
  • Niklas Engstrøm, cph:dox, Denmark
  • Giona Nazzaro, Visions du reel, Switzerland
  • Per Eirik Gilsvik, Sørfund / Films from South, Norway
  • Elizabeth Klinck, Klinck Research, Canada
  • Andre Singer, Spring Films, UK

Further names will be published here upon confirmation of their attendance.

Cinema Verite DocPro 2016 will be programmed and conducted by EDN Film Consultant Ove Rishøj Jensen. 

Program for Cinema Verite DocPro 2016

Day 1 - seminar: Addressing International Collaborators
During three seminar sessions different aspects of presenting documentary projects to international collaborators will be highlighted. Sessions include a focus on writing good documentary presentations, what film festivals are looking for and how documentary funds select grant receipients. The seminar is conducted by EDN Film Consultant Ove Rishøj Jensen

Day 2 - presentations: Working with archive films
Leading international archive documentary professionals will be present to introduce themselves and how they work with archive films. 

Day 3 - individual meetings: Project consultations
The international documentary experts present for Cinema Verite DocPro will have 25-minute individual consultation meetings. This meeting opportunity is available for selected documentary professionals, who are currently having projects in development. Around 10 documentary projects in development will be selected and the team behind these 10 projects will have individual meetings. The intention with the meetings is to provide individual consultations on project development, international financing, distribution and market opportunities. 

Further information

Additional details about the event/location are also available via the following link (in Farsi):

Background on Cinema Verite DocPro

This is the third edition of Cinema Verite DocPro, done in collaboration between the Cinema Verite organiser at DEFC and EDN. Taking place in the framework of the 10th edition of the documentary film festival, Cinema Verite DocPro will offer Iranian filmmakers three days of seminars, presentation of international financiers and individual meetings. All focusing on the aspects of working with international documentary projects.

For further information on the Cinema Verite festival, please go to the web site of DEFC - Documentary and Experimental Film Center.

EDN Contact Person

Ove Rishøj Jensen