Networking Project Development workshop Pitching Session
October 19 - 22
Lisbon, Culturgest

Lisbon Calling...

...European Independent Documentary Producers & Directors

EDN and AporDoc invite you to submit proposals for the 7th edition of LisbonDocs, a documentary conference that includes a pitching workshop for Portuguese, Western and Eastern European documentary filmmakers and producers who want to take part in an intense creative dialogue.

LisbonDocs is not only about pitching. It is also a space for the participants to meet with internationally known directors and producers and a unique chance for filmmakers to form alliances for the future.

LisbonDocs takes place in the framework of DocLisboa International Documentary Film Festival that is now entering its 3rd year with a selection of the best of the best in international documentary production. The synergy between LisbonDocs and the festival is evident: during the day it is workshop time, in the evening it is show time for new films.

If you have a project with international appeal ready to be pitched LisbonDocs is the right place for you to go to this fall.

In a couple of days, in an intense working atmosphere, 14 projects are discussed, developed and turned upside down by colleagues and a tutor team of 6 internationally experienced producers and directors with the necessary background and skills to give you inspiration for the development of your film.

At the end of the workshop projects are pitched at a public session. A panel of Commissioning Editors from leading channels in international co-productions take part in the LisbonDocs pitching dialogue between directors, producers and broadcasters. LisbonDocs also includes screenings of documentaries and master classes on international aspects of documentary making.

Previous editions of LisbonDocs have proven to be successful in pushing several filmmakers into the international scene. Films that have been presented at LisbonDocs, like Margarida Cardoso's "Natal 71", Serge Tréfaut´s "Fleurette" and João Ribeiro & José Filipe Costa's "In Between Walls" give proof of the high standard in the host country. Along with several non-Portuguese like the French José Vieira's "The Divided Picture", the Danish Anders Leifer's "Fado" and "Women - the Forgotten Face of War" by Susan Muska & Greta Olafsdottir, Iceland/USA.

For submission please see Submission Form

Deadline for sending in your project is SEPTEMBER 1ST

For more information please contact:
Patrícia Faria -  
Anita Reher -

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Some of the Commisioning Editors present at previous editions of LisbonDocs were:

Anna Glogowski, Canal + (France)
Annemiek van der Zanden, NPS (The Netherlands)
Karen Michael, ARTE (France)
Diane Weyermann, Sundance Institute (USA)
Doris Hepp, ZDF/ARTE (Germany)
Elizabeth Hulten, ARTE (France)
Franz Grabner, ORF (Austria)
Helena Torres, RTP1 + RTP2 (Portugal)
Hugues le Paige, RTBF (Belgium)
Jordi Ambros, TV3 Catalunya (Spain)
Kim Christiansen, TV2 (Denmark)
Leena Pasanen, YLE Teema (Finland)
Manuel Falcão, 2: (Portugal)
Maria de São José Ribeiro, RTP 1 (Portugal)
Martin Pieper, ZDF/ARTE (Germany)
Nathalie Windhorst, VPRO (The Netherlands)
Philippe van Meerbeeck, VRT (Belgium)
Sabine Bubeck, ZDF/ARTE (Germany)
Steven Seidenberg, Café Productions (GB)
Wessel van der Hammen, IKON (The Netherlands)


Organization: Apordoc
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