Docs in Progress June 28 – 30 2021

For the 10th consecutive year, the Docs in Progress segment remains the main event in the Balkans for directors and producers from South-Eastern Europe, the Balkan and Mediterranean regions to present their documentary films to buyers, co-producers, festival representatives and sales agents at the stage just before completion.

Τhe Docs in Progress has become an important path for selected projects to major festivals, sales agents and distributors around the world. Offering major awards including:

2|35 Post-Production Main Award

MuSou Music Company Group Music & Sound Award

Neaniko Plano Subtitling Award

Countries eligible to participate in the Docs in Progress (as major production country or as a co-production country): Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and Ukraine.

Through the online submission form you need to provide a link of minimum 25-min of visual material. Should the project be selected you will need to prepare, with our assistance, an 8-min clip with english subtitles.

The selected projects will have the opportunity to prepare their pitch and get advice about their next steps in an online consultation session before the Festival.

Docs in Progress online form

The online application form includes:

Introductory questions & materials: For which industry section are you applying for?, Have you completed more than 50% of your film shooting? Are you looking for a co-producer from a specific country? If yes, let us know which and why (200 words), Film link & password

General Information, Technical Details & Credits: Original title / English Title, Logline (50 words), County of production and additional information on director (s), producer (s), credits, contact details, location(s), language(s), genre(s), formats used, estimated running time, etc.

Artistic Package: Synopsis (200 words), director’s profile (200 words), director’s filmography (300 words), Producer's profile & completed films (200 words), Production company profile (200 words), Extra profile information if applicable (200 words)

Financing: Total estimated budget (EUR), Secured financing %, Key Partners, Production stage, Estimated delivery of the film, Goals at Thessaloniki Agora Docs, Has the project participated in any other Training Workshop or Lab/Pitching Forum/Festival Market/Works in Progress screening/Industry screening?

Presentation Materials: Three (3) cover pictures of the project, Director(s) and producer(s) portraits.