DOCROADS is a project driven, creative documentary workshop and training initiative specially designed for audiovisual emerging professionals, in Europe and Asia. We at DOCROADS believe that engaging storytelling is the key to successfully reaching your audience. Therfore our focus is on story development tools, storytelling and aspects of international coproduction. The workshop consists of two phases, 5 days each (10 days in total) of residential seminars and a workshop. Both phases are headed, guided, coordinated and constantly supervised by our tutors, who provide feedback, advice and suggestions. Each group has to complete a film on a given subject, within three shooting days. The films will be edited and completely postproduced on location. Each participant will receive a CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE, providing 4 ECTS points,issued by the University of the Aegean.


In Tinos, Greece, a beautiful Greek Island in Cyclades,the center of the Aegean Sea. Seminars will be held, among others in Tinos Beach. Under the late summer sun, participants and Tutors overcome their barriers and inhibitions and grow together in a creative team. Numerous supportive activities (such as discovery tours, art events and networking dinners), connected to the island’s rich cultural life, will support team spirit and networking.

18th of September though 28th of September 2017.
Submissions are open now.


Simply, because DOCROADS is the only compact program in the world, specially designed for the needs of the constantly fast growing and changing documentary industry. It combines theory, training and results, under the supervision of a university, fully recognized as such by the European Union. It applies to audiovisual professionals from all over the world, and, while respecting their own POV, teaches creators how to make their vision understandable for an international audience, so that their films can be globally appreciated and distributed. At the same time the DOCROADS program allows participants to gain an inside look into the process of international filmmaking, encourages networking and lays the groundwork for future co-productions.


Young, emerging documentary filmmakers, directors, producers, editors with a certain level of experience. People who want to go international.
Each participant gains an inside view of all stages of an international documentary production. They learn how to produce/co-produce for the world market and how to pitch and present their projects. Interdisciplinary collaboration and intensive teamwork, combined with constant tutorial guidance and supervision, help participants improve their co-production skills, understand the international market and expand their creativity, so that they become fully equipped for the challenges of a demanding and competitive market.

Previous workshops were held in

Guangzhou, China December 2013.

Guangzhou, China November 2014.

Foshan, China December 2015.

Tinos, Greece October 2016.

Films created at the workshops, please click here.


The full package is 1,400 Euros and includes university registration fee, tuition fees, filming and editing equipment, accomodation in a 4 star hotel, full catering, return bus transportation from Athens airport to the port of Rafina, return ferry transfer to the island of Tinos and participation in all networking events.

1. Applicants should fill in the application form (green button "submit now" below) and submit the form to the University of the Aegean.
2. Soon after the submitting. You will receive an approval letter by email, which which you will be granted access to the online payment of the university registration fee of 350 Euros.
3. You will be notified with a second email, that your payment has been acknowledged by the University.
4. You will then be notified by email how to complete the DOCROADS registration. Submissions are open now. Deadline for registration is 10th of September 2017.