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Dox in Vitro 2017

EDN Workshop at Dox in Vitro:
11-12 September 2017

September 11 - 12, 2017.  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 deadline for submitting projects is 11 August 2017.

Dox in Vitro is a two day event designed for up and coming producers and documentary filmmakers from Slovakia and neighbouring countries. The programme, organized in collaboration with EDN, consists of two parts: a one-day seminar for all participants and a workshop on the second day for production teams of selected projects. The seminar-programme is also open to participants without a project.


Seminar (September 11, 2017)

The seminar will focus on documentaries in the digital age. During the day essential themes for making documentary stories spanning several platforms will be highlighted. This include narrative approaches for telling documentaries across digital platforms and considerations for the future media landscape of public broadcasters.


Workshop (September 12, 2017)

The workshop presents an opportunity to develop your documentary project under guidance from leading international documentary experts. You will receive input and feedback on essential considerations for 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.


Selected applicants with projects will have the opportunity to consult the project with renowned international tutors: Ove Rishøj Jensen (EDN, Denmark), Philippe Van Meerbeck (VRT, Flemish Radio- & Television Network, Belgium) and Friedrich Moser (producer, director, script writer of documentary films, Austria).



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.



VRT, Flemish Radio- & Television Network, Belgicko

Philippe Van Meerbeeck made from 1990 until 2000, more than 50 feature documentary programs on history for the VRT-series. As Commissioning Editor in charge of coproduction, Philippe attended international pitching fora & documentary festivals in Amsterdam (The Forum/IDFA), Toronto (Hot Docs), Marseille (Sunny Side), Tel-Aviv, Thessaloniki, Tallinn, Tourcoing, Jilhava and Lisbon. He tutored many workshops. Since 2005, as senior policy advisor and member of the Steering Committee for DIVA, has started the digital project of VRT. He participated in the thematic content VRT elaborated for its charter 2007-2011, and is currently developing projects related to digitised content and new media.

Philippe is member of the Selection Commission Documentary at VAF, the Flemish Audiovisual Fund; Chair of the Programme & Production Commission and member of the Executive Committee of FIAT/IFTA, the International Federation of Television Archives; and member of the Board of Contour, the international meeting point for video art. He lectures documentary production at Ghent University (Belgium) and tutors on documentary and use of archive.



Producer, Director, Script Writer

Friedrich Moser holds a university degree (MA) in History and German Studies from the University of Salzburg, Austria. From 1998-2000 he worked as a TV journalist in Bolzano/Bozen, Italy. In 2001 he founded blue+green communication. He has been writing, directing, shooting and producing documentaries since 1999, with an output of over 20 films, most famous are A Good American and The Brussels Business. Friedrich’s professional career also includes lecturing on history and documentaries at the University of Vienna.




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.



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

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


WITH PROJECTS (in English): 11 August 2017
WITHOUT PROJECT (as participant at the seminar): 31 August 2017



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




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

EDN Contact:

Ove Rishøj Jensen