MakeCoProDox Forum 2021
Place for creative thinkers
Dates: August 16 & August 23- 25
Location: Skopje / online
Helle Hansen (Former Film Commissioner Documentary – Norwegian Film Institute, Norway)
Brigid O’Shea (Documentary Association of Europe)
Zeynep Guzel (Documentary Association of Europe)
MakeCoProDox Forum is a forum whose main goal is to develop a strategy plan to increase documentary film co-production between the Balkan countries. The Forum welcomes representatives from 12 regional film agencies, documentary associations, documentary professionals, and 10 projects in different stages of production selected through an open call.
In anticipation of an economic crisis, culture and the film industry are often most affected by budget cuts. Only by acting in solidarity by increasing regional co-productions can the Balkan countries increase the number of funded projects during the reduced funds.
The first documentary film co-production forum, took place within the 10th edition of the Creative Documentary Film Festival MakeDox in 2019, and the second one within the 11th edition in 2020.
Due to the uncertainty of the government’s measures of the COVID-19 situation, the third edition of the MakeCoProDox Forum will be held online.
The Forum is organized & supported by: MakeDox, North Macedonia Film Agency, Goethe Institute Skopje & Youth Cultural Center Skopje.
We will welcome the key personalities of the documentary film industry from all over the world and will introduce the possible ways of collaborations and try to make the funds in the region to collaborate on a longer time scale. Our objective with this project is to establish a new alliance sector in the Balkan region for the first time, as the only way to amortize the consequences of the crisis. Within the online sessions we will present the problems that regional countries are facing largely due to the crisis, and try to find possible ways of overcoming them, while emphasizing their not specific regulations dedicated to supporting the development and production of documentary films.
The Forum will invite:
- 12 Film Agency representatives from the Balkan countries (N. Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo, Romania and Turkey)
- Documentary Association of Europe
- TV broadcasters representatives
- Representatives (film programers) from Doc Around Europe Network
- Film distributors from the region
- Local producers in order to facilitate the search for local productions
- Representatives of Documentary Associations