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Masterschool

How to apply

Submissions are now open for the 23rd Masterschool! 

We welcome applications from:

  • All professional and up-and-coming filmmakers from EU member countries or countries that participate in the Creative Europe Programme;
  • All factual projects in development, from all media (TV, film, VR, interactive, etc.);
  • Projects suitable for international development. It is important that the projects have a strong storyline that appeals to a broad international audience;
  • Projects that have NOT already been pitched internationally;
  • Applicants that hold the author’s rights for the submitted project(s);
  • Documentary Campus is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and encourages applications from all peoples and project topics.

To apply, please prepare:

  • Treatment: Maximum 2-page story outline proposal, a tagline, and a short (approximately ten lines) synopsis;
  • Access: Evidence of access to key characters or institutions. This can be presented as a written statement in your treatment and/or as part of the visual material in your teaser (NOTE: releases of main protagonists MUST be signed by the second Masterschool session);
  • Budget: First draft of a budget and financing plan;
  • Trailer: Teaser or character reel (maximum 3 minutes) of key protagonists (NOTE: If you have no recorded material, please send us a Mood Board to visually depict the direction of style or overall feel which you are pursuing);
  • Profile: Information on production team: director/producer profile picture, CVs, and if applicable, company profile;
  • Self-Presentation Film: Short video (maximum 4 minutes) explaining your motivation to take part in the Masterschool;
  • Showreel: A brief showreel of your previous work (maximum 3 minutes);
  • Recommendation: A letter of recommendation from a commissioner, funder, experienced production house or experienced distributor.

NOTE: All documents submitted must be in PDF format. All materials must be submitted in English. Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

Please apply via FilmFreeway