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Filmmakers workshop in Budapest, Hungary

Deadline: 15 October, 2012
Open to:  documentary filmmakers, independent producers and festival organizers working on  projects regarding minorities, immigration, social justice or human rights
Venue: 7- 10 November, 2012, OSA Archivum, Budapest,  Hungary


Verzio DocLab, a four day workshop taking place in Budapest from November 7  to 10 for documentary filmmakers, independent producers and festival  organizers working on projects regarding minorities, immigration, social justice  or human rights issues is now taking applications. Participants working on Roma  issues, or coming from a Roma background, will have a priority in the  selection.

The event is part of the Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film  Festival and will be organized in collaboration of Finnagora, Open Society  Foundations Arts and Culture Program, Verzio International Human Rights  Documentary Film Festival and Documentary in Europe.


The program consists of an intense project-development workshop for 10  selected documentary projects as well as for six representatives of film  festivals. At the end of the workshop, the projects will be presented in a  public pitching forum.

How to participate?

  • The criteria for selection of the documentary project is, that the subject  matter deals with minority issues, human rights or social justice and has  international potential.
  • Applicants must submit a two-page synopsis of the project, financing plan,  CV’s of the creative team and a maximum five minute trailer of the project  or examples of previous works
  • All documentary projects should be accompanied by visual material, either as  material already shot for the submitted project or as a previous work.
  • Visual material can be submitted either by sending a DVD or by including a  link to an online streaming facility (such as Youtube, Vimeo etc.), when  emailing your two page presentation.
  • The selection committee will also select maximum six participants, who have  a key role in organizing a film festival. These applicants are asked to submit a  short presentation of the festival, their CV and a description of the issues  (for example promotion, profiling, financing) regarding the festival that  the applicant would like to develop.
  • All application material should be sent by email to
  • The deadline for submitting a project is Wednesday, October 10 2012.


The participation fee is 20.000HUF (approximately 70 euro) per project, which  includes tuition and lunch. Open Society Arts and Culture Program will give six  grants for Roma participants, including tuition, lunch, accommodation and travel  costs. If you need further information on our grant policy, please contact:

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