Florence November 30th – December 7th 2013

International documentary film festival

On its second consecutive year, Doc at Work, our laboratory of ideas reserved for professionals, is focused on the work done by Italian film schools, in the belief that their activity plays a strategic role as regards not only training, but also the entire audio-visual sector.

We believe film schools are like outposts that offer a vantage point on the work done by young talents as well as training grounds in which the new generations of cineastes are allowed to experiment. Doc at Work – Campus wishes to establish a dialogue with and support the activity of the most representative Italian schools. Therefore, we selected some of the films made in 2018 by students of the Scuola Holden in Turin, the Civica scuola di cinema Luchino Visconti in Milan, the Centro FilmaP – Atelier di Cinema del Reale in Naples and Zelig – School for Documentary, Television and New Media in Bolzen.

Moreover, the 60th edition of Festival dei popoli will have as Special Guest the FAMU Film and TV School of the Prague Academy of Performing Arts of Prague (CZ), that will present a selection of works made by their students.

The programme, composed of 16 titles (including shorts, medium, feature length and animation films), mostly unpublished, will be presented in the program of the 60th Festival dei Popoli on November 5-7. All the directors will be present at the festival where, in addition to presenting their works to the audience, they will attend masterclasses, workshops and other training events especially addressed to them.

  • Doc at Work - Panorama Work in progress

    Thanks to the collaboration with Documentaristi Anonimi - Associazione Documentaristi Toscani e Cinemaitaliano.info, the Festival presents the work-in-progress of two Italian filmmakers. A special opportunity to observe the creative process and to learn about the behind the scenes of the work of a documentary filmmaker.

  • Doc at Work - How I did It

    Daily meeting with the filmmakers attending the festival. Significant sequences of their films will be projected and analyzed to find the creative process and strategies used in the making of a documentary.

  • Industry - Pitching Forum

    11 film projects to be developed will be presented in front of an International audience of film buyers and commissioning editors.

  • Industry - Rough-cut Presentation

    A rough-cut version of 7 new films will be presented in front of an International audience of film buyers and commissioning editors.


    Long live the Documentary! New distribution strategies to support the documentary film and the audience.