Do you have an idea for a documentary project that is in development or early production stage? Then you can apply to Ex Oriente Film 2019 until April 19, 2019. The eligible countries are: Albania, Armenia,… More Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Republic of Serbia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
Phil Jandaly has been interviewed by Institute of Documentary Film when he was one of the tutors of the latest Ex Oriente Film workshop at East Doc Platform. Phil is also a member of the B2B Docs outstanding team of tutors ;)
Our EDN Member of the Month for March 2019 is Jesper Osmund, Film Editor and Narrative Consultant from Denmark. In our interview, we talked with Jesper about his road into the world of documentaries, the… More crucial role of editing when it comes to storytelling, his involvement with EDN - European Documentary Network over the past decade and the upcoming EDN Pitch Pilot Workshop in Galway/Ireland, where Jesper Osmund will be one of the tutors. Visit to read the full interview.
one of the first projects supported by B2B DOC in 2017 - The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov - received an award in The Hague from filmmaker Jos Stelling
Dear fellow filmmakers, I was granted the opportunity to have a free "Industry" and a "Festival guest" pass for the Agora Doc Market happening at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival in Greece between 2nd… More and 9th of march. Unfortunately I cannot make it and was given permission to give them to others. You will have access to all the films, events, parties and the industry there. Is there anyone interested in taking this opportunity? "The Agora Doc Market of Thessaloniki Documentary Festival is an international meeting and trading event offering various networking opportunities for the global film industry, focusing on the countries of Southeastern and Central Europe, the Balkans and the Mediterranean. " Some info about the market on the link below:
Call for Submissions: The new creative documentary workshop "Ice and Fire Docs", aimed at Estonian & Finnish filmmakers, is a joint initiative of EDN - European Documentary Network, the Estonian Documentary… More Guild and the Eesti Filmi Instituut / Estonian Film Institute. The three-part workshop will focus on the development of narrative and visual aspects of storytelling as well as editing techniques and promotion/distribution. #IceAndFireDocs is now open for submissions — applicants can submit their documentary projects until 25 March 2019. More info:
Happy birthday, Johan Liljestrom Seth - the man who seldom appears at the B2B Docs events, but every day does a lot for the project at its office in Stockholm.
Mery Agakhanyans project Inhabitants has been selected to Docs in Thessaloniki pitching. The project has been developed at a number of B2B Docs workshops and first pitched to the wide range of established… More producers from Europe, TV commissioning editors, film festivals and distributors exactly a year ago at B2B Doc Producers meet Producers during Docudays UA in Kyiv. We wish Mery Agakhanyan all the best at the pitching in Thessaloniki!
IDFA Bertha Fund Europe is looking to support International Co-productions, deadline April 1. Call for entry: we are now accepting applications for the IBF Europe - International Co-production grant! This funding category offers up to €40,000 for documentary co-productions with at least 1 European & 1… More non-European producer. Read more about our perspective on co-producing, and get your applications in before the April 1 deadline!
IDFAcademy Summer School will take place July 1-6, 2019. Application deadline is March 10.
The deadline for ESoDoc 2019 has been extended till FEBRUARY 18, 2019 - ESoDoc is the training initiative for media professionals who are eager to develop their linear and non-linear documentary… More project for various formats and platforms in a diverse and co-creative environment. ESoDoc participants are creative professionals, committed to social issues, open and willing to get involved and to experiment on their project with new formats, new business and co-creative production models.
For the eleventh time, EFM and EDN are organising the annual #documentary industry platform DocSalon during the Berlinale at the European Film Market (EFM). DocSalon is a meeting point and networking platform… More dedicated to everyone with an interest in the documentary genre. We look forward to exciting industry talks and one-on-one meetings today and throughout the week! Visit for more details. #EFM2019 #DocSalon #Berlinale #EuropeanFilmMarket Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival EDN - European Documentary Network
Want to find out more about the reality of #documentary financing in Europe? If so, make sure to join our next "Media & Society" session on 10 February at 10am at DocSalon/European Film Market in Berlin. EDN… More director Paul Pauwels and Eline Livémont (University Brussels) look back at an extensive EDN survey, conducted among documentary professionals in 2018, and for the first time present the results. Visit for more information. #EFM2019 #MediaSocietyDocs #DocSalon #Berlinale #EuropeanFilmMarket
The new creative documentary workshop for Estonian and Finnish filmmakers with international ambitions. Check the link and contact Heilika Pikkov for more details.
7 film projects from Central and Eastern Europe, focusing on human rights and/or minority rights will have the chance to win the Renovabis Research Grant, endowed with 3.500 Euro and will be invited to Wiesbaden. Deadline: February 26, 2019.

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