Documentary / Project development / Production / Co-production / Post-production

ZagrebDox Pro

ZagrebDox Pro is a training programme consisting of a preparatory workshop for creative documentary projects in different stages of development and production, a Pitching Forum and individual meetings. The four-day workshop is tailored for professional director/producer teams. In some cases, teams can also be joined by the screenwriter, cinematographer or editor, but a director and/or a producer must be present.

Dates: 6-day programme during ZagrebDox: 24 February - 1 March 2019 (Dates of Zagrebdox: 24 February - 3 March 2019)

At the workshop, the mentors go in detail through the directorial and production aspects of all the projects; synopses and trailers are be developed, budgets analysed and participants consulted on funding methods. Aside from the workshop mentors, each edition involves other keynotes speaking on different subjects and advising the participants, with a special focus on the presentation and efficient pitching of the projects to potential financers and partners.

The closing part of the workshop is dedicated to preparations for a successful pitch at the Pitching Forum. Each project team will have seven minutes to present their project to the international panel, followed by eight minutes to answer the panellists’ questions. The panel includes experts ranging from producers and sales agents, to film fund representatives and festival representatives, to broadcasters and distributers.

ZagrebDox Pro places a special accent on projects and teams from the region. Projects from Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Croatia, Italy, Kosovo, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia and Serbia, dealing with the region thematically and/or those in search of a co-producer from one of these countries, have an advantage in the selection. Their international potential is a key factor. The main objective of ZagrebDox Pro is to bring equal attention to the creative and business aspects of documentary filmmaking in Europe today. A substantial objective is also facilitating international exchange within Europe and between European subjects and those from other continents.

Target groupProducers, Directors






Junior | Intermediate | Senior
Up to 6 scholarships.
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