About workshop

THE REALITY CHECK WORKSHOP (26. 2. – 1. 3. 2013.)

THE REALITY CHECK WORKSHOP is a four-day program that includes a three-day workshop for twelve projects in various phases and one day dedicated to the PITCHING FORUM and individual meetings of project teams with TV editors, distributors, representatives of film funds and scriptwriting advisors. Once again we will have Leena Pasanen and Stefano Tealdi as workshop and Pitching Forum moderators. Joining them will be various experts for various aspects of documentary film work. One of the projects will win a special award this year with one-year online mentorship.

The workshop aims at helping the participants to acquire successfully the skills required for finding international partners for co-financing their films. Directors and producers can participate in the workshop. In specific cases, they can be accompanied by a scriptwriter, cinematographer or editor. While teams of participants generally have two members, they can have up to three members. Up to 6 observers can attend the workshop. 

Only those team members that participated in the workshop can participate in the Pitching Forum. The format of the Pitching Forum includes a 7-minute project presentation (including video footage and other visual materials) and an 8-minute period for questions of the panel members. Pitching Forum is open to the public.

Attending THE REALITY CHECK WORKSHOP is totally free. The attendants who do not live in Croatia can apply for ZagrebDox's allowance that will cover their travel and accommodation expenses during the workshop. In 2013, ZagrebDox Pro will cover expenses for six attendants.

The deadline for submission of applications for THE REALITY CHECK WORKSHOP is 16 December, 2012. 


The Workshop Application Form can be found here.

In addition to the information to be entered in the first page of the Application Form (including a link to the trailer), the second part of the Application Form should contain the following attachments: up to five photos; and a project study containing a short synopsis and description of characters (max. 1 page), a budget and production plan summary (max. 1 page), director's biography (1/2 a page) and producer's references (1/2 a page). The project study (font: Arial 11) must be in English language, the budget must be specified in Euros and the trailer must have English subtitles.

Candidates for observers can apply on pro@zagrebdox.net after the workshop selection has been announced. They must send an e-mail entitled I WANT TO BE AN OBSERVER. In the e-mail message, candidates must give their full name, e-mail address and phone number.

ZagrebDox Pro is co-financed by the European Union's MEDIA Programme.