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DOCalendar Deadlines in May 2017


Check out our monthly service covering upcoming deadlines of events in the documentary sector. This monthly overview is based on our DOCalendar, a freely available online tool containing a vast collection of information about key industry events.

The documentary world offers a whole variety of different workshops, pitching sessions and other doc industry events but it's sometimes challenging to keep track of all the dates and submission deadlines. That's why we provide a regular overview of documentary events that have a deadline to meet in the coming weeks. This month's DOCalendar entries include deadlines for IFP Film Week, ExOriente, IDFA Bertha Fund, Nordisk Panorama Forum, Creative Europe: TV Programming and more. Stay updated with our overview of DOCalendar deadlines for May 2017!

You can also receive this overview every month by subscribing to our EDN Monthly Newsletter. In order to subscribe and receive the DOCalendar updates please visit this link. If you have a documentary event relevant for our DOCalender, do not hesitate to write to Emma at

IFP Film Week
Deadline: 2 & 23/5 – 2017. Event dates: September 17-21, 2017
IFP Film Week is the place where filmmakers, artists, and storytellers cross paths with people who help move their projects forward. Creators get funding, advice, and opportunities. Industry insiders get to discover new talent and ideas. The public gets to screen new work. It’s a space where doors open, info is exchanged, and everybody gets creative. There are two deadlines: Early Deadline: Tuesday, May 2 and final Deadline: Tuesday, May 23.
See details on IFP Film Week

Ex Oriente Film Workshop 2017
Deadline: 4/5 – 2017.
Ex Oriente Film is an international workshop dedicated to the development and funding of creative documentary films in Central and Eastern Europe. The workshop is open for 12 documentary projects represented by director-producer teams who will attend all the workshop sessions. The workshop is designed primarily for directors and producers from Central and Eastern Europe (incl. EU acceding and candidate countries, Post-Soviet states and Russia) and/ or for creative documentary projects dealing with stories from Central and Eastern Europe.
See details on Ex Oriente Film Workshop

IDFA Bertha Fund - Prod- & Post
Deadline: 15/5 – 2017.
The IDFA Bertha Fund (formerly known as the Jan Vrijman Fund*) is the only fund in the world dedicated solely to stimulating and empowering the creative documentary sector in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe. The fund is looking for new creative documentary projects from these countries, which can be submitted in the following categories: (1) IBF Classic: Project Development (max. contribution €5,000), and (2) IBF Classic: Production and post-production (max. contribution €17,500).
See details on IDFA Bertha Fund

Nordisk Panorama Forum
Deadline: 24/5 – 2017. Event dates: September 24-26, 2017.
Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries is the main funding event for documentaries in the Nordic region and the annual meeting place for Nordic documentary professionals, looking to connect with a variety of Nordic and international decision-makers. It takes place during Nordisk Panorama - Nordic Short & Doc Film Festival, the most important annual platform for the Nordic short and documentary film community.
See details on Nordisk Panorama Forum

Creative Europe: TV Programming
Deadline: 30/5 – 2017.
Support for Television Programming of Audiovisual European Works.
See details on Creative Europe: TV Programming


In our online DOCalendar you can search among 600+ events. Here you can see a list with all the events with a deadline in May

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