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[19-12-2012]
ESoDoc 2013 – European Social Documentary

The European training initiative for projects with social impact APPLICATION DEADLINE: >> JANUARY 14, 2013 <<
www.esodoc.eu

WHAT IS ESoDoc AND WHAT WE OFFER
ESoDoc is the European training for filmmakers, new media professionals and NGO film practitioners who want to develop documentary and new media projects with social impact.
ESoDoc stands at the intersection between the audiovisual industry and the non-profit sector, and provide its participants with the tools to better move between these two (apparently) different worlds to find new production opportunities.
ESoDoc offers a creative environment where participants will be able to develop their project and find new financing, production and distribution strategies during 3 intensive sessions, with the support of professionals of the film and new media industry.
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NEW DATES FOR 2013!!
Application Deadline: JANUARY 14, 2013 Session #01: March 2013, The Netherlands Session #02: May 2013, Norway (t.b.c.) Session #03: September 2013, Italy (t.b.c.) read more...

WHO SHOULD APPLY
Intermediary and senior documentary filmmakers, authors and producers, who are willing to extend their production possibilities to new sectors, new forms and new platforms.
NGO-communication representatives and professionals from the new media sector, who are eager to learn about new forms of storytelling, about combining creative documentary with social communication and advocacy intents.
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WHAT YOU WILL GET
During the three sessions participants will:
- assist ground-breaking lectures from prominent worldwide professionals and discover what is new, controversial and seminal in documentary film making;
- work individually (one-to-one meetings) and in groups to develop their own documentary and cross- media projects;
- take practical courses in multi-skilling camera, cross-media production or participatory video;
- get tuition in the increasingly important skills of pitching;
- present their projects in front of renowned experts at the final public pitching session;
- learn how to elaborate proper strategies to finance and distribute their projects.
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FEE AND SCHOLARSHIPS
The cost per participant is 1.200 Euro (600 Euro for participants from new member states). This covers tuition, room and board.
Four scholarships are available. To access scholarship funding applicants must provide 1 copy of the latest official tax return together with the application. No other kind of document shall be considered. read more...

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
Applications must include the following:
- application form duly completed – downloadable from esodoc.eu
- curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages)
- motivations to take part to ESoDoc (max. 1 page)
- link to samples of previous professional work;
- 1 project proposal for a film or cross-media project to be developed during ESoDoc training (max. 2 page, plus visual materials if applicable)
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INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS
The first session of ESoDoc 2013 will take place in The Hague in partnership with the Movies that Matter Festival (www.moviesthatmatterfestival.nl). Movies that Matter is one of the main platforms for engaged cinema, with documentaries and movies that stir the debate about human rights, human dignity and situations where these are at stake. The partnership between ESoDoc and Movies that Matter will create new international networking opportunities for our participants.

ESoDoc renewed the long-standing partnership with Documentary in Europe (www.docineurope.org), which led to the joint organization of the final session of ESoDoc 2012. In 2013: ESoDoc's session - including the final public pitching - will take place along with Doc in Europe's seminars and pitching sessions, which will bring numerous commissioning editors and players from the audiovisual industry to this common event.
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PROMOTER AND PARTNERS
ESoDoc 2013 is organized by ZeLIG School for Documentary, with the support of EU's MEDIA Programme, Autonomous Region Trentino Alto-Adige, BLS - Business Location Südtirol, Movies That Matter, Nederlands Filmfonds, NFB - Dutch Association of Film and Television Professionals, Documentary in Europe and with the collaboration of numerous international partners.
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CONTACTS
Thomas Righetti – ESoDoc project assistant Homepage: www.esodoc.eu





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