The Story Room, is a cosy virtual hub open to all DAE filmmakers working on a project, eager to engage and share with other DAE filmmakers across the world.

This is not a public stage but a bi-monthly meet-up where filmmakers can present and discuss challenges during development or post-producton, seek advice before going into the open or listen in to other projects, collecting and sharing resources. Even if you’re early on in your project or just curious to meet new people, this group is for you. The Story Room will open every last Friday of every other month. The Story Room will also invite industry professionals from various fields for inputs tailored to the needs of the group in four sessions during this cycle.

We distinguish between (Pre-)Development/ Production Story Room & Rough Cut Story Room which will happen interchangeably with three project presentations per 2-hour session.

The next Story Room takes place Friday, 26 January 2024, 15:00-17:00 GMT+1 and will focus on projects in a rough cut stage. We still have two open slots for this edition – first come first serve!

The Story Room is led and facilitated by DAE senior consultants Laura Kloeckner and Mariia Ponomarova. Members only, to register, please fill in this form and for any questions send an email to storyroom@dae-europe.org.

The Story Room aspires to be a safe place for all its participants. Therefore, we have created a Code of Conduct that all participants agree to when they enter this space. Please find it here for review.