Call for Entries - Masterschool 2016: Apply Now!

Do you have a project in development?
We're looking for:

  • Any type of factual content, e.g. TV series, one-offs, creative docs, multiplatform or two-screen formats;

  • Genre docs, e.g. history, science, arts, wildlife, natural history, environment or human interest (note: projects that mix genres are also eligible);

  • Great stories that need additional development before being pitched internationally;

  • Stories and characters that can reach global audiences.

Together with Jan Rofekamp, our new Head of Studies for the Masterschool 2016, we will guide you in developing your project in the best way to appeal to global audiences and funders. Over the course of four workshops within a 10-month period, you will be working closely with a mentor, chosen from among distinguished TV executives; and a tutor, an industry commissioner or executive producer. Various key players from the industry will give you advice during our formal group workshops on storytelling, pitching, financing, commissioning and distribution. At the end of your Masterschool training, you will have the chance to pitch your project to a panel of more than 40 international commissioning editors at the Leipzig Networking Days, in October 2016.

"Today our documentary world sees change and challenges unknown to all of us before. We will make sure that, apart from helping you with the making of a great doc, you will be armed to the teeth to face that world out there." - Jan Rofekamp

The deadline for applications is 30 November, 2015.

We're looking forward to receiving your applications!

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