Dear friends and colleagues, The Mayor of Kyiv has banned all public arrangements due to coronavirus starting from today and until April 3. Although there is only 1 (one) infected person in Ukraine, the city… More authorities want to minimise the risks on spreading the virus. Docudays UA has therefore TO POSTPONE this year’s edition of the film festival until the very end of April/beginning of May. This means, that all B2B Doc’s events at the film festival’s industry programme are also postponed. This year weve managed to collect the strongest team of decision makers to Producers meet Producers. Let’s hope all our efforts are not in vain and all of them will be able to come to Kyiv at the very end of April/beginning of May.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT REGARDING OUR UPCOMING EVENTS IN KYIV IN THE WAKE OF CORONAVIRUS SITUATION: We at B2B Doc follow the Swedish Foreign Ministrys advice on travel regarding the corona virus. In Ukraine, one… More (1) case has so far been reported. However, we ensure that all personnel employed by B2B Doc as well as all consultants we hire who travel or traveled to one of the countries with widespread contagion are replaced with substitutes during the two following weeks after returning home. The countries that are part of our restrictions are currently China, Iran, Italy, South Korea, Japan and Thailand. In addition, we follow developments every day and the recommendations of the Swedish Health Authority. Have you been traveling and have symptoms from the respiratory tract and with a fever, we wish you to refrain from participating in our events and our program. “ In addition, here is a link to the official statement of Docudays UA Festival
Today is the International Womens Day. First I wanted to count how many female filmmakers B2B Doc has already supported and keeps supporting so far. But I am very bad in calculating big numbers ;)Just want to… More say that out of 15 selected projects to Producers meet Producers pitch, that B2B Doc shall arrange at Docudays UA in Kyiv in two weeks, there will be 11 either female directors or producers.B2B Doc is strongly supporting female filmmakers in protecting their professional rights. We work for gender equality and against any kind of discrimination. Which is really needed in the countries, where we are active.
Happy birthday, Yuliia Hontaruk ;)
Filmmakers from Georgia, you got a chance to pitch your doc projects at doclisboa. Apply for the pitching session before June 1!
I NEED FEMALE DOCUMENTARY AND NARRATIVE DIRECTORS TO SEND ME THEIR FILMS!! its March 1 -- which means Im in the final decision making process for the 4th SIFF New Works in Progress Forum and I need your help! I select two world cinema documentary features and two world cinema narrative features to SIFF (Seattle) for the WIP Forum each year. Each… More film/filmmaker gets six weeks of me (I know, I know, its a lot of Kathleen) as we work together to develop the language of the film (synopsis, directors statement, press notes, iconic image, stills, poster image, etc) using the filmmakers own creative language and translating it to an audience/marketing language. I invite six industry mentors to… More
Happy birthday, Kenan Kazimoglu Aliyev ;)
The deadline to apply to ESoDoc - European Social Documentary 2020 has been extended! New deadline for application: FEBRUARY 28, 2020! ESoDoc is looking for authors, directors and creative producers who are… More willing to approach their project from different angles and explore new forms and new formats. At ESoDoc you will learn to think laterally, to look at the potential of your project from different points of view and to approach it from different angles, to use collaborative development tools to better understand the relationship with the audience and create better impact, outreach and distribution strategies.
The Earth Is Blue As an Orange: European premiere today at Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival. Full house, endless applause and many questions to the film crew after the screening. It was great!
Filmmaking lovers, sisters and brothers, the upcoming Cineimpact Filmcelerator offers you an empowering compass to navigate the whole process of filmmaking. The Open Call for Spring Film Academy is dedicated to… More the visual creators that wish to improve their practical skills in Independent Filmmaking, Fiction-Non-Fiction Cinema, Visual Anthropology and Video Production. If you are not able to attend this edition, care for your friends and share to them the chance to enjoy the Cineimpact method and the magic of 2 highly practical sections: New Project Development and Work-in-Progress Incubator. Details on www.cineimpact.org
So many projects from the B2B Doc family have been selected to Eurodoc training program!- Darya Bassel (project Roma by Olya Zhurba);- Louis Beaudemont (project A Hawk As Big As A Horse by Sasha Kulak);- Alina… More Gorlova (project Fragments of Ice by Maria Stoianova);- ALexandra Mélot (project A Time To Get And A Time To Lose by Arina Adju);- Stephane Siohan (project Expedition 49 by Alisa Kovalenko).Congratulations!
Tue Steen Müllers review on The Earth Is Blue As an Orange by Iryna Tsilyk (producer Anna Kapustina, co-producer Giedrė Žickytė). The film had recently its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival, then… More screened at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art. Soon it will be Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival and Docudays UA (Міжнародний фестиваль документального кіно про права людини Docudays UA).
Circle - Women Doc Accelerator announces the call for an exclusive one-year training program. We are looking for 10 women filmmakers (directors or producers) with a strong creative documentary project in any… More stage of production (from development to rough cut) who are seeking further support to upgrade their professional skills with leading experts, further develop their films and bring them to the wider professional audience. The program of CIRCLE 2020 features 3 tailor-made sessions focusing on a different aspect of project development. Submission deadline: February 28, 2020.
Happy birthday, Johan Liljestrom Seth ;)