March 2022: DAE Member Exclusive Discounts; Upcoming Deadlines; Support for Ukraine

It’s a very tough reality many of our members are settling in to. We’ve added some links to support Ukrainian filmmakers at the bottom of this newsletter and added an additional link to support Polish colleagues transporting and hosting Ukrainian refugees. All the links and fundraisers we share are connected to DAE members and friends.

We’ll be onsite at the East Doc Platform in Prague 29 March – April 1. Reach out if you’d like to meet up. We are very happy to partner with our new members EMERGING PRODUCERS to host some drinks. See you there and don’t miss their deadline for submissions, March 31.

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.

Members-only discount on your accreditation for Visions du réel

The 53rd edition of Visions du Réel will take place between the 7th and 17th of April, 2022, in Nyon (Switzerland). VdR–Industry will be held from April 10 to 14 and will present various programs and activities for directors and producers whose films are in various stages of production, as well as for the international community of industry professionals. Most of the activities will be presented on site in Nyon, while it’ll be possible to get to know the selected projects and schedule meetings with the project holders also online.

The full programme of the Festival and VdR–Industry is available at www.visionsdureel.ch/en.

All DAE members may request a PRO accreditation (at the rate of CHF 100)  by mentioning their company’s status and that they are DAE members. Once accepted, we will give them access to the Industry activities. The accreditation can be requested by following this link: www.visionsdureel.ch/en/info/accreditation/ 

Deadline April 1. For any question, feel free to contact Visions du Réel’s team: industry@visionsdureel.ch

Don’t forget you can still request a 30% discount on your Sheffield pass before May 3. 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. 
 Click here to register for your pass using discount code: 393-344-234 by Tuesday 3 May 2022.

Emerging Producers Open for Applications
Until the end of the month applications are open to the EMERGING PRODUCERS 2023 workshop, an acclaimed programme focusing on the training and promotion of talented European documentary film producers. The eleventh edition of the programme will take place on October 24–28, 2022 (Jihlava) and on February 13–18, 2023 (Berlin). Find out more here, and please share the call with talented producers around you! 

Nebulae @DocLisboa France Country of Focus
The industry programme of DocLisboa, Nebulae, is now open for applications! The country focus in 2022 will be France, together with Unifrance. Applications for the pitching session are now open and will run until May 31.

Full information on how to submit a project, for French produced or co-produced productions, are availabl  here.

Other deadlines
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.

Supporting Ukraine
Our Polish colleagues are collecting funds here to transport and relocate Ukrainian refugees 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