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Dox in Vitro 2016

EDN Workshop at Dox in Vitro 2016:
16-17 September 2016

September 16 - 17, 2016.  Kursalon, Piestany, Slovakia

Dox in Vitro is aimed at young producers and documentary filmmakers who will be introduced to the „real world“ of the European film market and documentary films. The workshop will focus on the development of documentaries under the guidance of experienced tutors and emphasize the role and need of co-productions in today's documentary sector.

The event used to be called "Co-Producing Documentaries in Europe" but has been renamed to "Dox in Vitro". The programme consists of two parts: a one-day seminar for all participants and a workshop on the second day for production teams of selected projects.


Seminar (September 16, 2016)

The seminar will focus on how to build documentary stories as well as on essential elements in constructing a documentary film. It will also present an approach of a renowned TV broadcaster towards coproductions with independent producers. It is designed for up and coming producers and documentary filmmakers from Slovakia and neighbouring countries.


Workshop (September 17, 2016)

The workshop is your opportunity to develop your documentary project under guidance from leading international documentary experts. You will receive input and feedback on essential elements for the further development including the narrative structures, visual style and potential financing opportunities. This is done by working in a small group under creative guidance from international professionals.



EDN Film & Media Consultant
European Documentary Network, Denmark

Ove has been with EDN since winter 2003 and runs various documentary screenings, workshops, seminars, master classes and also participates in the selection of projects for workshops and pitching sessions. Ove has programmed and/or produced a number of events like The Greek Documentary Lab, New Platforms - New Politics, Twelve for the Future and lately also EDN’s market activities at European Film Market, Sunny Side of the Doc and MIPDOC. In addition he has collaborated with a number of documentary organisations and festivals with tailor making master classes, seminars and workshops for special events and occasions.



Director & Producer
Century Films, UK

Brian Hill is one of the most noteworthy documentary directors from the UK, with a track record of inventive documentary films. One of the very strengths of Hill's work is his confident fusion of televisual with cinematic aesthetics, breaking the boundaries of fly-on-the-wall conventions and mixing them with stylized staged situations.

The director's most celebrated creative partnership has been with Yorkshire poet Simon Armitage including films like Drinking for England, Feltham Sings and The Not Dead. Hill has made plenty of significant films away from Armitage. Nobody Someday is a theatrically released rockumentary on Robbie Williams, far graver and more objective than the average concert movie. Slaughterhouse: The Task of Blood is a bone-chilling documentary piece.

Since 1994, all of Hill's films have been made at his independent company Century Films, of which he is managing director.



Commissioning Editor & Buyer
ORF/3sat, Austria

Beate Thalberg is a commissioning editor, script supervisor, creative developer and project manager for documentaries at Austria’s main public TV station ORF. She always looks for the best documentary - specialty in storytelling, state of the art in filming and framing, strong authentic characters to identify with. Her lively interest is Transmedia storytelling. Beate is also a script writer and director of documentaries herself.




Please make sure your project application includes the following:

- synopsis & treatment
- estimated budget
- production plan and estimated time of delivery
- short introduction or CV of the involved partners; director, producer, company

Visual material can be submitted electronically by including a link to previous work/pilot/trailer.


Submit your application to:

Cinematik s.r.o.; Bitúnková 32; 900 31 Stupava; Slovakia;
Tel.: , ,

Creative Europe Desk Slovakia; Grösslingová 32; 811 09 Bratislava; Slovakia;
Tel.:  935, ,

Deadlines for applications:
WITH PROJECTS (in English): 15 August 2016
WITHOUT PROJECT (as participant at the seminar): 8 September 2016


The participation in the seminar is free of charge
Workshop Fee: EUR 100,00


More information about the call and how to submit is also available at the DOX in Vitro website.




Dox in Vitro is supported by the following partners and organizations:

EDN Contact:

Ove Rishøj Jensen