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EDN Announces Selected Projects for Docs in Thessaloniki 2016


EDN - European Documentary Network announces the final selection of projects to take part in Docs in Thessaloniki, the annual pitching forum taking place from 16-20 March 2016 in Greece. Docs in Thessaloniki consists of a five-day program, where the selected documentary projects will be developed, re-written and pitched to a panel of international financiers.

Still from Robotics For All, one of the selected projects
Photo credit: Angelos Tsaousis

Out of nearly 100 submitted projects for Docs in Thessaloniki 2016, EDN has now announced the final selection of 21 documentary projects that will participate in the next edition of EDN's pitching forum which will take place during the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival in March. This year, the range of selected projects takes us on a journey from a medical facility for the poor, run by volunteers in Greece, up to the desert plains of North Afghanistan, where women face a harsh reality making it difficult for them to find their place in society. Further stops take us to a robotics competition in the U.S. and a Dutch backyard soccer community where immigrants dream of becoming soccer professionals in European top clubs. Other projects delve into contemporary political and social issues that deeply moved societies around the globe in recent years.

The EDN team looks forward to Docs in Thessaloniki with an exciting variety of projects to be developed and pitched to financiers from renowned companies and institutions from around the world. The prominent line-up of financiers includes commissioners and experts from HBO Europe, ARTE GEIE, YLE, BritDoc, MDR/ARD, TVP, SVT, ERT, POV, Canal+, Rise and Shine World Sales and Films Transit.

Projects selected for the 2016 edition of Docs in Thessaloniki:

Athens Forward | D: Elena Zervopoulou | P: Dimitra Kouzi | Kouzi Productions, Greece

Slow | D: Leticia Agudo | P: Paul McGrath | Whackala Ltd, Ireland

The Tap Tap - Afflicted by Music | D: Radovan Síbrt | P: R. Síbrt, V. Hozzová | Pink Productions, Czech Republic

Fields of Hope | D: Olivier Magis | P: Hanne Phlypo | Clin d’œil films, Belgium

The Good Change | D: Konrad Szołajski | P: Małgorzata Prociak | ZK Studio Ltd., Poland

From Turkey with Love | D: Basak Callioglu | P: B. Callioglu & Robb Leech | ARTvoltage & Vagabond films, UK

Robotics for All | Director & Producer: Angelos Tsaousis | Filmografik Productions, Greece

Sara | D: Patricia Franquesa | P: Patricia Franquesa & Laia Zanon | GADEA Productions, Spain

The Code | D: Carles Caparros i Obiols | P: Alberto Pascual Rodríguez, Grupo Master Producciones, Spain

Sideline | D: Joost Wynant | P: Gert Van Berckelaer | Visual Antics, Belgium

Debut | D: Anastasiya Miroshnichenko | P: Volia Chajkouskaya | PervajaKinoVideo Kompania, Belarus

The Blue Code of Silence | D: Magnus Skatvold | P: Håvard Gossé Bergseth | Spætt Film AS, Norway

The New Odyssey | D: Gabriel Babsi | P: Paul Miller | Selfmade Films, The Netherlands

Unbinding Feet | D: Laetitia Schoofs | P: Jia Zhao | Silk Road Film Salon, The Netherlands

Didi Punam | D: Natasa Urban | P: Ingvil Giske | Medieoperatørene, Norway

Defender of the Faith | D: Christoph Röhl | P: Katharina Bergfeld | Lichtblick Media GmbH, Germany

My Despised Communist Jew Dad - and Me | D: G. Ferenczi | P: M. Iványi | KraatsFilm Production, Hungary

An Unpaid Act | D: Nathalie Berger & David Leo Hyde | Switzerland

Burning Voices | D: Pirjo Ojala | P: Leo Naukkarinen | Ilokuva, Naukkarinen & Co, Finland

Ghetto Balboa | D: Arpad Bogdan | P: László Józsa | Speak Easy Project, Hungary

My Favorite War | D: Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen | P: Trond Jacobsen | Bivrostfilm, Norway

About Docs in Thessaloniki

Docs in Thessaloniki is one of EDN's flagship pitching forums and a cost effective fast track to the European and international documentary market. The 5-day event allows participants to develop their projects, network with colleagues and pitch to financiers in a relaxed and constructive atmosphere. Moreover, a newly developed outreach programme offers project teams the opportunity to find new ways of reaching potential audiences. Docs in Thessaloniki has been launched in 2001 and has since been organized every year. The initiative is supported by Creative Europe MEDIA and takes place within the framework of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival.

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