Florence November 27th - December 4th 2015

International documentary film festival

DOC AT WORK - EXTENDED DEADLINE: OCTOBER 10th

NEW: FOLLOWING YOUR KIND REQUESTS, THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL OCTOBER 10th



DOC AT WORK is the section that Festival dei Popoli dedicates to the world of documentary film production, offering our guests an opportunity to familiarize with the creative process leading to the realization of a film. The programme includes meetings with the authors attending Festival del Popoli, book and DVD presentations, round tables and workshops about both the technical aspects of film-making and the related production and distribution activities.

The programme is arranged in two parts: Training and Industry.

The section DOC AT WORK - TRAINING has an educational purpose. The schedule foresees several intensive workshops held by international tutors and filmmakers. They will conduct a reflection on formal structure and narrative construction, the aesthetic vs. the technical choices, also offering advice and suggesting useful strategies to find your way in the scene of international film festivals and, more in general, in the world of cinema.

DOC AT WORK - INDUSTRY deals with documentary films of international origin in the stage of both production and post-production. In a workshop session, a team of tutors will make their skills available to help participants prepare the presentation of their projects. A Pitching Session will follow, consisting of an oral presentation (in English) and the screening of a film clip. A series of one-to-one meetings will follow with the goal of creating synergies in production and distribution, opening to new possibilities of support for the projects presented.

Festival dei Popoli aims to create an encounter between the authors of the projects and a panel of experts composed of commissioning editors, film buyers, and international producers with the purpose of supporting and orienting the making of the film both at the creative level and in terms of production/distribution. The presence of commissioning editors and producers at the same time and place guarantees a multi-faceted critical approach to the film projects. It also offers a wide range of possibilities for building new collaborations and strengthening the process of production of one’s own film.

A jury composed of experienced film producers will award prizes to the most promising projects in order to support their realization.

DOC AT WORK is an initiative promoted by Festival dei Popoli and realized with the support of Regione Toscana and FST - Fondazione Sistema Toscana..

* CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR ROUGH CUT OR FILM PROJECT AT DOC AT WORK 2015


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