Last chance for Sunny Side Discount, Ask-Me-Anything #2, Intl. Doc Consultants Registry  & new website content!

Hello dear DAE members!

We hope those of you who participated in the Marché Du Film and the festival in Cannes have successfully recovered! It was great seeing so many of you at the Croisette and we hope to see many more members in the upcoming markets and festivals. A big shoutout to Pierre-Alexis, head of Cannes Docs, his colleague Babette Dieu and their whole team for creating such an open, professional and yet cozy and welcoming space for our community with meaningful programming and interactions. We’ll soon share the recordings of the Doc Talks we curated and (partly) moderated in our new Video Library on our website.

A big congratulation to everyone who participated in one of the Cannes Docs showcases, we saw great budding projects! We are particularly happy about the jury decision to award the DAE Prize @ Cannes Docs to The Ukrainian documentary project “Listening to the World” by director Liza Smith and producers Eugene Rachkovsky and Olha Beskhmelnytsina of TABOR. Welcome to the DAE community!

Next week on Friday, 17th June Ask Me Anything with Zeynep Güzel is going into its 2nd round, you can still get a Sunny Side pass with discount and make use of the DAE stand, we introduce new website content ask all consultants among you to join our International Documentary Consultants Directory.

Our next stops include Biografilm Festival Bologna (16-18 June), Sunny Side of the Doc, La Rochelle (20-23 June), DOCUMENTARISTIstanbul Documentary Days, Istanbul (26-28 June) and DocsIreland, Belfast (30.June – 3 July).

Happy week to all!

2nd round of Ask Me Anything: free monthly consultations for DAE members

“Ask Me Anything” is a free drop-in space open to all DAE Members to seek advice and consultation tailored to your needs.

Taking place every third Friday of the month, it opens its doors for four times 20-minutes slots for individual meetings with DAE senior advisor Zeynep Güzel.

You can bring up any topic or a burning question that is related to your current project or your career to this session. You can also seek further advice for an advanced matter or just detect where you can start solving your current struggles. It can also be a relaxed conversation in which you share your future aspirations or requests from DAE. This is also your chance to give us feedback and to share with us your expectations for future programming for DAE members.

 The next “Ask Me Anything ” takes place on Friday, 17th June from 12.30 CET to 14:00 CET with four slots of 20 minutes.

To participate please book a slot through this link and specify the topic of your consultation request.

Important: Please only book the appointment if you are sure you can come, and leave it to others if you are not sure. If you need to cancel please do so in due time before the appointment, so that others can take over the slot! Thank you!

Don’t forget: Last chance to get a discount for Sunny Side of the Doc badge

We’ll have a delegation stand at Sunny Side in La Rochelle from 20-23 June. DAE members can use the stand for their presentations, business meetings and to get to know fellow DAE members. If you’d like to be part of this, then please drop your name etc. in this list or drop by in La Rochelle.

We will be at the stand with the official number B11
Discount for Sunny Side of the Doc 2022

DAE members can make use of  discounted accreditation for SSD 2022

  • Full pass: 475 Euro (420 Euro for newcomers*) instead of 560 Euro
  • Additional full pass: 305 Euro instead of 360 Euro.

Please email here for the discount code.

We are planning a few fun things with our partners and DAE members EWA, Pitch the Doc and the IDF-Institute of Documentary Film while onsite, and will keep you updated on these.

*additional discount for newcomers will be automatically deducted.

**all prices exclude VAT

International Documentary Consultants Registry

We are establishing a resource for people looking for experts in certain fields rather than just passing on informal recommendations.M More generally we’d love to know what experts are out there in the field, not on our radar! If you would like to be featured in this Registry, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/TCiSGA38toaoddHaA, and feel free to share it with your network and peers.

This information will be published without contact details on our website publicly (a link to your website will be included) and a guide with contact (email and telephone) details will be available to members. Please specify in the checkbox at the bottom of the form if you prefer not to share your contact details with members. We don’t ask you to share your going rates or fees, nor do we expect you to work pro-bono. We hope this resource will bring more audiovisual productions to you and facilitate new networking possibilities. We aim to publish the Registry by the end of summer 2022.

(In case you have filled out this form in 2020 already, you will receive an email from us in the coming weeks to confirm that your information is still correct and that you would still like to be listed.).

New content on the DAE website!

We’re constantly improving and updating the DAE website to expand services for our members and the documentary community at large. Next to our industry calendars, we have now added a video library (only accessible to members) with content we have produced together with great partners and individual pages with information about the new members’ services “Story Room” and “Ask Me Anything“.

We willl soon add a virtual pinboard where we’ll publish current members’ benefits and opportunities, and share questions and information that you wish to share with other members. We are also expanding our industry calendars by an International Consultants’ Registry (see above). In the meantime you might want to consider filling out your profile (in your members account) to be featured in the
Members Directory (if you haven’t done so yet…).

Reminder: Partnership with EWA – European Women’s Audiovisual Network

DAE members can now get a discount of 10 Euro upon registration as new individual members of EWA Network (40 Euro for an annual membership) on the EWA website. Anyone can join, regardless of their gender, as long as they support the activities and the purpose of EWA Network.

This discount is applied to new EWA members only. DAE members have to provide proof of valid membership to members@ewawomen.com by stating their DAE membership status and showing proof of payment of membership fee

DOK Leipzig Co-Pro Market 2022 now open for submission

The DOK Leipzig Industry team launched the Call for Projects for the 18th DOK Co-Pro Market! They are looking forward to seeing which projects you are bringing forth this year.

What’s the Co-Pro Market?

The Co-Pro Market is a co-financing and networking event, connecting producers with colleagues to finance new creative documentary projects and granting exclusive access to the multifaceted German and international non-fiction markets. The 18th edition of DOK Co-Pro Market takes place 17–18 October 2022, within the framework of our festival week in Leipzig.

What kind of projects are they looking for?

  • ambitious, creative, author-driven documentary and animated documentary projects from all over the world
  • projects in development or early stages of production
  • feature-length documentaries suitable for theatrical release
  • one-offs and series are also welcome to apply
  • documentaries with an international audience in mind

How to submit? You can submit your project via their website until 21 July 2022. Read the Co-Pro Market guidelines and start the submission process here.

DAE member Mina Kesharvaz and colleagues released but banned from traveling and facing severe charges.

DAE member Mina Keshavarz, whose film The Art of Living in Danger won Best documentary at Busan International Film Festival, 2021, and her colleague Firouzeh Khosrovani, whose film Radiograph of a Family was awarded best film at IDFA in 2020, were arrested and held for 8 days in Evin Prison in May 2022. We are so relieved that they have been released, however, fabricated and severe charges have been issued and they are not allowed to leave Iran for six months.We call for these fake charges to be dropped, their travel allowances to be reinstated so they can continue to make beautiful documentary films for audiences around the world to enjoy.

Supporting Ukraine

Discover new documentary projects from Ukraine via our partners Pitch the Doc here!

You can still support the Docudays fund here or to this filmmaker-initiated campaign here, both support filmmakers on the ground in Ukraine; or Freefilmers, also on the ground in Ukraine particularly aiding the support of disabled, neurodiverse and other marginalised groups in Ukraine.

You can also follow the youtube channel of babylon `13 or donate directly to them here.

And if you want to keep your donations intersectional, check out this great resource here. All of these initiatives involve DAE members.

If you have special news or deals you’d like to share with DAE members, you can reach us any time at info(a)dae-europe.org