Friday Links: New offers for members

Cannes Docs 2020

New partnerships and opportunities to take part in and congratulations to network members who won many prizes this week, including Farah Kassem with her project We are inside (photo above).

Hi Friends,

Happy May Day from Berlin, today’s news will celebrate all things WORK related. 

We also welcome four new members: Emmy Oost and Moon Blaise, winners of the DAE encouragement prize at Visions du Réel with their project The Miracle of Almería and from the Docudays Ukrainian Doc Preview presentation, Olga Beskhmelnitsyna and Polina Kelm, who presented their project The Elf’s Tower.

Congratulations to regular Friday Hangout participants Venice Atienza and Fan Wu with their project Last Days at Sea and Farah Kassem’s We are inside (Nahnou Fil Dakhel), both projects swooped up prizes during the VdR Industry awards yesterday.

We’ve assembled a long list of exclusive offers for members and interesting opportunities this week. Check them out below.

Exclusive New Offers for Members:

New collaboration with Kickstarter:

  • DAE and Kickstarter are joining forces to offer members a free support package for crowdfunding campaigns and projects affected by COVID-19 lockdown and crisis. We will select up to 3 projects to receive mentoring and support as well as special attention on the platform. Interested? Email info@dae-europe.org

Join a 5-part series of the art of the edit for free with RCS:

  • From May 11-15, our friends at the Rough Cut Service are hosting a series of masterclasses with internationally renowned experts including Iikka Vehkalahti, Niels Pagh Andersen, Mary Stephen, Anne Fabini and Yael Bitton, amongst a starry lineup. The voluntary fees are waived for DAE members. More information will be on the roughcut service website next week. Links to follow.

Present your Roughcut at Sunny Side of the Doc:

  • Are you working on a new creative documentary rough cut? Want to present it at Sunny Side of the Doc? Email us your onepager, we are currently making recommendations. Email info@dae-europe.org

What are we up to:

  • We are excited to participate in Networks for Future! at Dok.Fest Munich this week. Join Marion Schmidt and the  fishbowl conversation moderated by Ove Rishøj Jensen (Paradiddle Pictures) with the experts Isabel Arrate-Fernandez (IDFA Bertha Fund), Sonia Hausséguy (Crew United). Tuesday May 5 from 14:00 CET. We will also award an encouragement prize at the Dok.Fest Forum and Roland Löbner is available for consultations.
  • On Friday May 1, 16:00 CET, we’ll also present the network at Docudays together with the newly formed The Ukrainian Non-Fiction Cinema Guild and Estonian Documentary Guild.


  • If you’re a documentary consultant and you would like to join our directory, please complete the form here.
  • Friday hangouts are back on May 8.
  • We’ve just released a new set of consultation slots here.


Sign up for the network today

We’d like to reward you by being one of our very first members with 50% off membership fees for all until August 1, 2020.

Book an online Consultation

We thought we’d meet you at the spring festivals, but instead you can sign up for an online consultation.

DAE Group Hangouts

Sign up via email and join a Group Hangout, taking place every Friday, 16:00 CEST.

Don’t forget:

Here is a link to the audiofile from our launch and our code of conduct.
Check out photos from our launch and sign up to the network today.