Project development / Co-production / Management & financing / Audience development, marketing, distribution & exhibition / Documentary

BDC Discoveries

BDC Discoveries for for documentary filmmakers, who either come from the Balkans or work on a Balkan-related topic and would like to collaborat$e with the region. 

May 2021, Sofia, Bulgaria (in person or online)
August 2021, Prizren, Kosovo (
in person or online)
October/November 2021, at a leading documentary film market.

Application deadline: 19 March 2021         

BDC Discoveries 2021 is aimed at documentary projects in development with international potential and a cross-media angle. The format is 7 teams of producer+writer or director. As an exception, directors in search for producers could also be selected. As observers at the workshop, BDC Discoveries invites 3 representatives of civil society organizations, broadcasters and/or funds connected to the Balkan region.
Target groupProducers, Scriptwriters, Directors
Requirements At least three years of professional experience in the documentary field, filmography.
Project-based, Without project
Junior | Intermediate
1,000 (with project); 500 (observers)