Discount for Sheffield DocFest; deadlines IDFA Project Space, Docs BCN, Verzio FF, SSD

We continue to think so much about our friends in the Ukraine and their well-being in these violent and scary days. Many fundraisers and other initiatives continue to be shared around social media. You can donate to 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. We are with you.

Still, we think one of the most important things we can do is keep working for you, our members. We’ve just started fundraising for a major new resource, and you can meet us in Thessaloniki and at the East Doc Platform before the end of March. Reach out to this email if you’d like to make a meeting with us.

Don’t forget our Members Meet-Up: we will be meeting virtually on April 4, 16:00-17:30 to catch up and discuss association business. We’ll send a zoom link and more information closer to the date. If you’ve got discussion points or questions you’d like share with us in advance, you can email here.

Discount on your pass to Sheffield DocFest
Sheffield is taking place with majority onsite offerings this year 23-27 June. Planning to attend Sheffield DocFest 2022? DAE members have access to 30% off a limited number of Festival Passes on a first-come, first-served basis.

The pass gives you access to all in-person festival events in Sheffield including film screenings, exhibitions, live events, talks, panels, industry sessions and live pitches, networking events and parties. 

Don’t miss out! – Click here to register for your pass using discount code: 393-344-234 by Tuesday 3 May 2022.

Important Upcoming Deadlines
DocAccelorator: March 9 (that’s today!) is the deadline forDocCelatorRoughCut. DAE Memebers receive a 50 discount on the participation fee if selected. More info here.

Verzió International Human Rights Film Festival: The 19th Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival will be held 8–16 November 2022, in art cinemas in Budapest and in cities across Hungary. Applicants can submit their documentary films until 31 May. Submission here.

Docs Barcelona Industry: You can submit your projects until March 15. Do you have a feature-length documentary or series in development or production stage? Or a feature-length documentary in rough-cut stage? Are you looking for funding? The financing market has 3 different activities this year: the Public Pitch, the Speed Meetings and the Rough-Cut Pitch are open to projects from all over the world. Discover more here.

IDFA Project Space: IDFA Project Space in 2022 is a talent development program tailored to filmmakers’ individual needs for their project. It will be spread over four months, from June to September, with two online modules and one in-person week in Amsterdam. Projects in Development & Production and Rough Cut are eligible to apply. More information about the program, eligibility and application process can be found here. Submission deadline is March 20.

Sunny Side of the Doc: You can send projects to Sunny Side of the Doc until April 7. More information about the open calls here. Sunny Side’s 33rd edition will take place June 20-23 onsite. We’ll have more great offers for you in the next weeks.

IDF Industry Sessions – Who is Who
Our friends and members Institute of Documentary Film have been putting together these nice sessions moderated by DAE’s Marion Schmidt. Catch the next one tonight, March 9 on FB live here. Meet representatives of five European documentary film markets and industry platforms that regularly select projects from the CEE region.
You can also check out this session with sales agents here.