EURODOC Call for Projects

The primary mission of EURODOC is the organization of a yearly training program for producers with a creative documentary project in the development stage. It is also open to professionals involved in the support of documentary film production. 

The yearly training is organized in 3 one-week residential sessions (in 3 different European countries), spread over one year. 

The intense nature of the working process contributes to fostering exchanges between participants and experts. It helps build the personal relations upon which is based the preparation work for co-productions and collaborations of all types and develops trans-national networks.

EURODOC focuses on the development of documentary film projects with high standards of creativity and impact, and a strong international potential. There is no limitation to genres: we consider all types of documentaries: essays, investigation, first-person, archival, etc., series and feature-length films. It can be a debut film or a project written by a seasoned director. Important to note: projects must be in development, early or late, and be suitable for a co-production.

The material sent for application must be in English

Special attention is paid to the following criteria: 

• Quality of the artistic project;
• International potential of the project;
• Quality of the candidate and their professional trajectory;
• The candidate’s motivation to attend the full training and to engage in group work;
• Within the cohort: a good balance between the different European countries, parity and overall diversity
• Evaluation of language skills

  • The cost of the training is 6,000 € for participants based in Europe.
  • It is 4,500 € for participants based outside of Europe.
  • The overall cost of the training for Observers is 2,500 € for each session
  • Tuition fee:
    3,000 € for participants based in Europe;
    1,500 € for participants outside of Europe and Observers.
  • Residential costs:
    > 1,000 € maximum per session (5 days / 6 nights, hotel, full board).

EURODOC is in charge of the whole booking. Please note that travel costs to reach the 3 sessions are not included and are at your own expense.

Registration can be done at the address: https://project-eurodoc.festicine.fr/

Heritage with a Film Story?

Do you study or are you passionate about Heritage? Would you like to learn an accelerated method to create films and transmedia formats sociologicaly adapted to the target audiences of your soul-stirring causes? Here is an opportunity to develop your ability to optimally communicate and raise attention on the topics that are important for you: Herculane Academy of Film, Anthropology and Heritage.

The fact that a large part of the cultural and natural heritage is in a declining situation is no longer a secret. The question is how can we change this. There are many possible directions for action, but they usually require great resources of Time, People and Funding. In this context, there is an effective method not enough used for resourcing essential causes for the greater good: Empathic, Immersive, Insightul Film Stories Dedicated to Heritage with the help of Social Sciences.

Since 2014, Cineimpact Academies have addressed various social issues and have creatively developed students from over 20 countries on 5 continents. Thus, in 2022 Ciniempact Film Academy decided to initiate a session dedicated to the Cultural Landscape and Heritage of Băile Herculane, one of the oldest balneological resort in Romania and Europe, which has been bringing therapeutic benefits to humanity since 102 AD. In order to support these human benefits in general and to maintain public attention on this year’s Europa Nostra selection, the Herculane Film Academy will focus on the deep relationships between society and heritage. Students selected through the application competition will learn an innovative method of audio-visual storytelling, that had international results through two selections and an award at the Cannes Film Festival, a method that brings together specific techniques of Film, Sociology and Visual Anthropology. This transdisciplinary approach has the capacity to help you design your best message versions to communicate your ideas and passions. Deserving students are invited to apply for Cineimpact Special Scholarships.

Why can video and film stories that explore the social context of heritage create the much needed changes and attract the necessary resources?

1. because day by day people react less or inconsistently to cosmetic pictures or videos, no matter how aesthetically pleasing they are, if they don’t tell an immersive story that marks the audiences

2. because stories are the ones that create the strongest emotional connections needed to support a heritage goal, to attract volunteers, or to persuade communities to protect valuable sites

3. because communicating through video and film is the most effective and impactful instrument for any entity that aims to bring change within the local, national or international community.

Between July 30 and August 14, participants will create documentaries and docu-fiction films designed to enhance the heritage revitalization and protect the cultural landscape of Herculane. The eligibility criteria are elementary filming and editing skills. Cineimpact Academy will focus on creating video and films that build powerful stories, able to capture the attention of the local, national or international communities. As the emphasis will be on creativity and less on technical details, before the start of the Cineimpact Academy it is recommended to improve your shoot and edit technical knowledge, using the numerous courses that can be found on-line one click away.

Last but not least, we offer a Cineimpact Prize of 500 euros for the best project of this session, prize destined to support the winning project until it reaches its optimal version. 

More details about the program and the registration here: https://cineimpact.org/film-summer-academy-2022/.

We believe that the fate of Humanity Cultural and Natural Heritage can be changed, through collaborative and transdisciplinary initiatives aimed at training dedicated professionals in the effective communication of heritage realities, needs and stories. If you have any questions about the Summer Academy of Film, Anthropology and Heritage, we will be happy to get in touch at contact@cineimpact.org.

longologo color rosuFilm and Visual Anthropology Summer School

2 – 17 August 2014, Campulung Muscel, Vila Golescu

Creative Documentary, Visual Anthropology, Experimental Cinema

15 days of film production for 15 selected filmmakers

5 films made by 5 film project teams

1 award for best film project

Regular Dead-line for the submission of applications:

27 June 2014

From 2 to 17 August 2014 , FILMEDIADOX Academy challenges your creative adrenaline within “LONGOCAMPO DOX” – Film and Visual Anthropology Summer School, an international program dedicated to innovating documentary filmmaking and visual anthropology. The socio-visual bungee jumping will dive in the, between and betwixt, Campulung-Muscel region, suspended at the intersection in between old-fashioned rural and post-industrial urban, creating an intriguing crossroad of pre- and post- communist mindsets. 

The summer school activities will take place in the Mansion Golescu, a 100 years old space with a quite complex personality, almost surreal and at the same time ideal to inspire rethinking the realities surrounding it. The fieldwork and film development area of the summer school will be concentric to the Mansion Golescu: integrating a social tissue with a diverse heritage , visually exceptional and narratively quirky .

Detailed information can be found here.