The pedagogical principles of the EURODOC programmes are based on the meeting and networking of professionals from the documentary sector from the different European countries and third countries around the projects developed by the participants.
Three weeks of intense cohabitation between producers from all over Europe and beyond confronting their projects with the best experts and decision-makers contributes to increasing their competence, to gaining a better understanding of Europe and to building a lasting network based on a mutual recognition of skills and affinities. Today, Eurodoc is a strong and active network of more than 1,000 documentary professionals from 60 countries worldwide.
Beyond bringing together a group of professionals for a shared experience during each training cycle, combining intense work and a convivial atmosphere result in a great many collaborations. For years now, more than 80% of the projects developed during this programme have been financed.
Some feedbaks from Eurodoc’s almumi:
Eurodoc was one of the best training I followed. It has been extremely helpful on both levels: development of my project and my own professional development. Very grateful I did, and I really hope it will go on for many years. It makes the field of European independent documentary production healthier, stronger and more meaningful.
(Jean-Laurent CSINIDIS - FILMS DE FORCE MAJEURE - France)
It was one of the most valuable professional experiences of my career so far. Knowledge gained, friendships made and an international of producers now within contact. I have already begun some international coproductions with other participants. THANK YOU EURODOC!
(Ruth REID - GID FILMS - United Kingdom)
doc training has already made a great impact on my work: I am working at the project of another Eurodoc’s participant and also I am thinking of co-producing my own projects with other people from Eurodoc. A network has been clearly established for future projects.
(Constanza SANZ PALACIOS - CONSTANZA SANZ PALACIOS FILMS SRL - Argentina)
Eurodoc has given me access to a new network of potential co-producer and broadcasters, and the training has been helping our project a lot. Now, I feel more confident developing other projects.
(Adam PAJOT GENDRON - TORTUGA FILMS - Canada)
I've been part of a few trainings/workshops, but this one stands out, both when it comes to quality and intensity/time. Great to have a group leader/expert/mentor that always pushes you to take a step further (persistent that it always can be better), and that has definitely had an impact - eye openers - when it comes to which way one can go financially, but also when it comes to how to write an treatment and present your project. I believe my work now is more focused and clear than before.
(Sturla PILSKOG - BLÅST FILM – Norway)
Eurodoc proved that 9 month period can be super efficient to start from an idea to a clear cut proposal to present it. Also the network of colleagues is a must and with it the shared knowledge.
(Kristof Bilsen BILSEN – LIMERCIK FILMS - Belgium)
I definitely learned a lot. Especially from the insiders information that our tutor was sharing from the decades of his personal experience, and also while listening about development strategies of other projects. And I met people that will collaborate in the future, actually several producers from Eurodoc, both from English and French group are involved in my projects already.
(Mladen KOVACEVIC - HOROPTER FILM PRODUCTION - Serbia)
I met people with whom I will continue to work with for a long time!
(Merle RUEFFER - FRUITMARKET GMBH - Germany)
En tant que rédactrice, de nombreuses infos entendues à Eurodoc me seront utiles et aidantes dans le cadre de futures coproductions. Plus concrètement, je suis entrain de faire une coproduction pour une série web avec l'un des participants d’Eurodoc.
(Anne-Laure GOUGEON - ARTE GEIE - France)
Eurodoc helped me a lot to consolidate my skills on the co-productions and to give me an overview of what the international market is.
(Barbara CONFORTI - MAGNETO - France)