Doc at Work - Industry

On the occasion of its 64th edition, the Festival dei Popoli is pleased to present the new professional space Doc at Work - Industry, a space dedicated to the cinema of the real work-in-progress that welcomes projects by Italian authors or Italian productions, in development and production status, with the aim of introducing them to international professionals, in order to create new synergies and promote their dissemination.

Doc at Work - Industry will take place from 7 to 10 November 2023, on the occasion of the 64th Festival dei Popoli and will include various activities, including: 

  • Proxima - selection of Italian films in editing or post-production, excerpts of which will be premiered to a professional audience- Applications can be submitted until 1 September 2023. See the call for applications
  • Itineranze Doc - presentation of six Italian projects under development, directed by young directors who have attended the Itineranze Doc training, organised by the network of Italian festivals composed of Festival dei Popoli, Festival di Bellaria, IsReal, SoleLuna, PerSo, FrontDoc;
  • Toscana DOC - selection of film projects produced in Tuscany, presented in collaboration with CNA Cinema e Audiovisivo Firenze and CNA Cinema e Audiovisivo Toscana. (reserved to CNA Cinema and Audiovisual members of Florence and Tuscany only, submission is open until 1 September 2023 link. Submission.

The programme includes project presentation sessions, matchmaking and networking activities, as well as moments of exchange and discussion among professionals around the challenges and opportunities for the cinema of reality today. The full programme will be announced in October.

Access to the Doc at Work Industry activities is reserved to Professional accreditation olders; the accreditation request will be possible from the end of September through the online procedure you will find on the Festival dei Popoli website.

For further information; write to

PARTNER: CNA Cinema e Audiovisivo ToscanaCNA Cinema e Audiovisivo Firenze, Festival di BellariaIsRealSoleLunaPerSoFrontDoc.

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Itineranze DOC third edition

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Open until March 4, 2024, is the call to participate in ITINERANZE DOC, the six-month training and education program, dedicated to real-life film projects in development, to creatively and productively support filmmakers in their first or second film.

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Proxima: the selected projects

17 October 2023

Five Italian film projects in editing or post-production have been selected for the Proxima project, whose excerpts will be premiered to a professional audience during the 64th edition of the Festival dei Popoli

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Submission to Doc at Work Proxima are open

21 July 2023

PROXIMA is the section of Doc at Work – Industry dedicated to Italian films in editing and post-production status; an opportunity to discover the Italian documentary cinema of the immediate future and present it to representatives of international festivals and professionals.
A maximum of 3 titles will be selected; each project will be allowed 30′ (of which a maximum of 20′ to show excerpts and 10′ to verbally describe the project). One-to-One meetings with festival selectors and other professionals will follow.

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