Project development

Docu Rough Cut Boutique

Docu Rough Cut Boutique is a regional training programme aimed at creative documentaries in post-production. Docu Rought Cut Boutique is a joint initiative between the Sarajevo Film Festival and the Balkan Documentary Centre.

Docu RCB consists of residential modules, continuous mentoring and strong networking opportunities. Docu RCB follows the necessity and urgency to stimulate cross-sector cooperation and build inter cultural links between countries in the region.

It increases visibility of completed films from the region and their circulation on European and international level. The selected teams (director, editor and producer) come from low capacity MEDIA countries and offer in-depth, tailor-made training in editing, new business and distribution modules, presentation and personal skills, networking. In addition, observing projects are invited who will participate in their respective local session.

The programme targets beginners  and intermediate level filmmakers. Participants meet and match with editing mentors and work extensively with them on a one-to-one basis on the editing process; the second module follows up the progress of the films. The teams screen their entire rough cuts in front of a selected audience of filmmakers, experts and mentors; the last session is the high point of the program, where the projects are presented to the industry guests for the first time.

Participants will make use of the Sarajevo Film Festival's facilities, screenings and experts, as well as the strongest industry forum in the region. They have pre-organized one-to-one meetings with sales agents, festival representatives and potential co-producers. The module ends with special presentations.
Junior | Intermediate