One project will be awarded the HBO Europe diploma and €2000 for project development. HBO is acknowledged across the world as a leader in premium television programming services. Viewers everywhere turn to HBO for the biggest Hollywood blockbusters, award-winning original productions and series, exclusive events and documentaries which are moving the boundaries of society. HBO Europe develops and produces its own award-winning original series and documentaries. It provides premium channels and streaming service HBO GO in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Next to a diploma, the winner of ZagrebDox Pro Award wins a unique opportunity to develop their project with the assistance of mentor Hanka Kastelicová, the Executive Producer of Documentaries for HBO Europe responsible for the development and production of HBO Europe’s documentary films. Prior to this, she worked for more than 25 years as a documentary director and producer, and later as a commissioning editor and Head of Development of documentary programming in Slovenia. She has also been lecturing on documentary filmmaking and served as a moderator and participant on numerous industry panels and other documentary events.
The best this year's ZagrebDox Pro project, by the decision of all the panellists, will be awarded a professional DCP format upon the making of their project/film. ZagrebDox Pro organisers dedicate special attention to the follow-up of project development after their participation in the workshop, and later their on-screen life. With this award they wish to support their cinema release.