Documentary / Project development / Production / Co-production / Audience development, marketing, distribution & exhibition / Digital & multimedia

ESoDoc – European Social Documentary

ESoDoc - European Social Documentary is a training initiative for media professionals who are eager to elaborate the values of diversity and co-creation in their linear and non-linear communication with people, in the access to their stories and in the development of their project for various formats and platforms. 

Dates: 7-13 May, 2019 - Tromso, Norway
           14-20 July, 2019 - Bolzano, Italy
           11-17 October, 2019 - Vilnius, Lithuania

ESoDoc is conceived as a “lab for ideas”, where participants are encouraged to experiment with their project by exploring new creative development opportunities.

ESoDoc consists of:
  • three intense one-week residential sessions held in three different locations across Europe
  • extended Online Sessions taking place in the in-between periods and as follow-up
  • one-to-one tutoring by international experts.

ESoDoc teaces how to:
  • think about the audience from the beginning
  • assist ground-breaking and inspiring lectures from acclaimed worldwide professionals and discover what is new, controversial and seminal in documentary film making
  • work co-creatively in big and small groups with the other participants and the experts to develop your project
  • learn how to design outreach strategies to increase the impact of the project
  • take various practical masterclasses about storytelling/writing techniques, new-media production, participatory media
  • get trained in pitching skills and present your projects in front of renowned experts at the final public pitching session
  • have a “pitching package” at the end of the workshop, composed by a refined 2-pager, visual material and presentation
Target groupProducers, Directors, Content developers, Cinematographers, Animation professionals, Journalists, NGO communicators, Web designers, Game designers, Programmers
Requirements Participating with project: project proposals must be researched enough to identify at least the main characters and there must be original visual materials related to the proposal. All participants who want to develop a crossmedia project are asked to have a graphic designer in their team by the second session.

Participating without project: only professionals coming from different industry sectors (i.e. designers, web developers, NGO officers etc.) may participate without project. This is intended to foster the interdisciplinary approach of the workshop.



Project-based, Without project
Intermediate | Senior
1500 with project/1200 without project // REDUCED FEE: 700 with project/600 without project Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
Applicant must submit their latest tax return to be eligible for scholarship.