october 25-28
financing and co-production forum for documentary film

workshop for producers – pitching session in public – masterclass -   networking

The 8th edition of lisbondocs is promoted by AporDoc - Portuguese Documentary Association and EDN - European Documentary Network, within the programme “Documentary in the South of Europe”. 

lisbon docs  is financing and co-production forum for documentary film which takes place in the framework of doclisboa – international Documentary Film Festival.

The program consists of:
- workshop for producers/directors,
- pitching public session
- masterclass


october 25th – 27th
project development workshop
Portuguese, western and eastern European independent documentary filmmakers and producers work on their projects for three days, in an intense and creative atmosphere. 15 proposals for documentaries have been selected by EDN to be discussed, developed and improved by colleagues and a tutor team of internationally experienced producers and directors – Graça Castanheira, (Portugal), Stefano Tealdi (Italy), Christian Popp (Germany), Luke Holland (United Kingdom), Leena Pasanen (Finland) and Cecilia Lindin (Denmark). This workshop is only open to participants, who are also trained in the presentation of their projects for the public pitching session (Oct. 28th).

october 26th   16h30 – 18h30 – small auditorium
"Hidden Treasure - the Wonders of Archives"
master class with researcher Adrian Wood
Tracking down the right piece of archive footage sometimes takes the skills of a detective. You might be looking for it in the wrong places, and you might end up paying for it, when you actually could get it for free. And if you are not careful, you can end up wrestling with law suits.
Come and learn with Adrian Wood - where to look, and how to avoid problems.
Moderator: Leena Pasanen

Adrian Wood's early work as a Film Researcher ranged from Thames Television's "Benny Hill Show" to Jon Blair's Oscar-winning documentary "Anne Frank Remembered".
In the early 1990’s, he proposed documentary programmes using original colour archive material. Seven years later, when working at TWI in London, this idea finally gained the support of broadcasters and went on to become one of the most successful history strands in recent years - the first programme gaining a 42% UK audience share.
In 2004 he was honoured by BAFTA by being receiving their Special Award for making an outstanding contribution to British Television. He was presented with the FOCAL Researcher of the Year Award 2005 for his groundbreaking work on Japanese colour film materials of the 1930’s and 1940’s.
Adrian Wood now acts as an independent archival film consultant and is developing archive-based documentary programmes.

october 28th – 10h00 to 14h30 – small auditorium
15 projects, previously selected by EDN for their potential appeal to the international market and developed during 3-day workshop, are presented to a panel of decision-makers from documentary funding institutions and leading European channels in international co-productions. It's a show of what we can expect from documentarists in Portugal and other European countries. 15 minutes are given to each project - half of the time to the producers/directors, the other half to reactions from the Experts. The main goal of a Pitching Session is to secure financing for documentary projects. Thus, to be in the audience is a unique chance to observe what works and what does not work in today’s international non-fiction market!
Moderators: Leena Pasanen and Cecilia Lindin

[Master Class and Pitching Session are open to public]

Lisbon docs takes place since 1998 and is promoted by apordoc – Portuguese Documentary Association with EDN – European Documentary Network in the framework of the programme “Documentary in the South of Europe”.

Some of the Commissioning 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)

EDN- European Documentary Network + AporDOC - Portuguese Documentary Network
Leena Pasanen (EDN, Director), Cecilia Lindin (EDN, Coordinator)
Rita Forjaz (Apordoc, Coordinator), Alberto Cardoso (Apordoc, production), Adriano Smaldone (Apordoc, assistant)
MEDIA a programme of the EU

Organization: Apordoc
Rua dos Bacalhoeiros, 125, 4º. 1100-068 Lisboa. Portugal . Phone & Fax: + 351 21 887 16 39