WHAT IS DOCROADS ?

DOCROADS is a project-driven creative documentary workshop, and training initiative, especially designed for audiovisual emerging professionals, in Europe and Asia. We at DOCROADS believe that engaging storytelling is the key to successfully reaching your audience. Therefore our focus is on story development tools, storytelling, and aspects of international coproduction. The workshop consists of two phases, the digital phase, and the phygital. 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 chosen subject, within a period of 1 month approximately.

WHY DOCROADS ?

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 as it combines theory, training, and results. 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.

WHO ARE THE PARTICIPANTS ?

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.

DocRoads 2020 – 2021, Academical Schedule

PHASE A – digital

Day 1 Sat, 19.12 .2020, 11:00-15:00 EET / Program Presentation / Introduction / The Art of Documentary / Q&A

Day 2 Sat, 13.02 .2021, 11:00-15:00 EET / Aspects of Storytelling I / Conceiving a documentary?
Day 2 Sat, 13.02 .2021, 15:00-18:30 EET / Finding your voice in front and behind the camera

Day 3 Sun, 14.02 .2021, 11:00-15:00 EET / Aspects of Storytelling II (5 Ws, 2 pager preparation, establishing shot)
Day 3 Sun, 14.02 .2021, 15:00-18:30 EET / Conducting interviews & statements.

Day 4 Sat, 13.03 .2021, 11:00-15:00 EET / Conceiving & Developing a Documentary for the international market
Day 4 Sat, 13.03 .2021, 11:00-15:00 EET / (3 parts structure), homework: Make a 2 pager
Day 4 Sat, 13.03 .2021, 15:30-18:30 EET / Filmmakers confessions & case studies (Analysis of the 5 Ws), homework: Bring a poem with you

Day 5 Sun, 14.03 .2021, 11:00-15:00 EET / Two pagers evaluation, homework: Improve the 2 pager
Day 5 Sun, 14.03 .2021, 15:30-18:30 EET / Dialogues in documentaries, homework: Create a video about you

Day 6 Sat, 27.03 .2021, 11:00-15:00 EET / Script in Documentary / Documentary Marketing & Distribution / Camera techniques in Documentary
Day 6 Sat, 27.03 .2021, 11:00-15:00 EET / homework: shoot a short video,2 pager related, with the technique you have chosen
Day 6 Sat, 27.03 .2021, 15:30-18:30 EET / Dialogues in documentaries workshop

Day 7 Sun, 28.03 .2021, 11:00-15:00 EET / Marketing Strategy of a Documentary / Format &Edit / 2 Pager final approval
Day 7 Sun, 28.03 .2021, 11:00-15:00 EET / homework: shoot your own short documentary
Day 7 Sun, 28.03 .2021, 15:30-18:30 EET / Elements of Director’s Treatment / Workshop

Day 8 Sat, 15.05. 2021, 11:00-15:00 EET / Editing in Documentaries / Footage presentation & evaluation / Rough cut
Day 8 Sat, 15.05. 2021, 15:30-18:30 EET / Rough cut / footage presentation &evaluation

Day 9 Sun, 16.05. 2021, 11:00-15:00 EET / Rough cut / Footage presentation &evaluation / Editing in Documentaries
Day 9 Sun, 16.05. 2021, 15:30-18:30 EET / Rough cut / Footage presentation & evaluation, homework: ready to edit !!

PHASE B – phygital , The Edit Workshop

Day 10 Fri, 13.06 .2021, 11:00-15:00 EET / Editing

Day 11 Sat, 05.06 .2021, 09:00-17:00 EET / Editing / Start Post Production

Day 12 Sun, 06.06 .2021, 09:00-17:00 EET / As Edit & Post-production final adjustments & fine tuning / films presentation & approval
Day 12 Sun, 06.06 .2021, 15:00-18:30 EET / Uploading of the films / Award Ceremony / Certificates

21:30 EET
WRAP PARTY !!!