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 deadline for applications is Wednesday October 10 2012.
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.
The projects will be tutored by international experts. Among the invited tutors are filmmaker-consultant Rada Sesic (Jan Vrijman Fund, Holland), consultant Bruni Burres (Sundance Institute, USA), festival director-filmmaker Sami Mustafa (Rolling Film Festival, Kosovo), festival director Heather Croall (Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK), producer-director Stefano Tealdi (Stefilm, Documentary in Europe, Italy), producer-director Marianna Kaat (Estonia), commissioning editor Sari Volanen (YLE, Finland) and Hanka Kastelicová (HBO, Hungary). The head of the workshop is Leena Pasanen, director of Finnagora.
For full details of the workshop and how to apply please see the accompanying document.