AJB DOC Film Festival unveils full programme & awards for first Industry Days platform

Al Jazeera Documentary channel has launched its Industry Days platform, which will take place from 10 – 12 September within this year’s fifth Al Jazeera Balkans Documentary Film Festival.

Over its three days, projects from the Balkans, Caucasus, Southeast Europe and the Middle East-North Africa region will be presented, providing participants the opportunity to connect with broadcasters, financiers, distributors, film festivals and funds. Overall, 30 projects in different stages of production will be presented through three pitching categories (Main Pitch, Work in Progress and Balkan Stars). Projects will compete for co-production awards worth more than 60,000 USD awarded by Al Jazeera Documentary and Al Jazeera Balkans, as well as several other partner awards, including from Sunny Side of the Doc, Cannes Docs, BelDocs, EatDoc Platform, and more.

Find below the list of 10 projects + 2 not in competition for the Industry Days Main Pitch, and information on all projects presented across its three days – HERE

AJB DOC Main Pitch Projects

  • Blueberry Dreams (Author: Elene Mikaberidze; Production: Parachute Films)
    Production Country: Georgia; Co-production Country: France, Belgium
  • Theft of Fire (Author: Amer Shomali; Production: Rashid Abdelhamid – Made in Palestine Project)
    Production Country: Palestine; Co-production Country: Canada
  • Harvest Moon (Author: Rama Ayasra; Production: Independent producers)
    Production Country: Jordan
  • Flowers of Ukraine (Author: Adelina Borets; Production: Gogol Film, Koskino)
    Production Country: Poland; Co-production Country: Ukraine
  • Last Letters from my Grandma (Author: Olga Lucovnicova; Production: While we’re Here)
    Production Country: Belgium; Co-production Countries: Germany, Netherlands, Moldova
  • Him, Too! (Author: Elahe Esmaili; Production: Jumping Ibex)
    Production Country: Iran; Co-production Country: UK
  • The Last Nomads (Authors: Biljana Tutorov, Petar Glomazić; Production: Wake Up Films)
    Production Country: Serbia, France; Co-production Countries: Montenegro, Belgium, Croatia, Slovenia
  • Cinema Under Siege (Author: Srđan Šarenac; Production: Novi Film)
    Production Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Co-production Country: Croatia, Serbia
  • The Owl’s Luck (Author: Omar A Rashed; Production: Flink Studios)
    Production Country: Egypt; Co-production Country: United States
  • Sorry To Be There! (Author: Aissa Djouamaa; Production: Nouvelle Vague Algérienne)
    Production Country: Algeria; Co-production Country: Belgium, USA
  • Little Red Riding Hood (Author: Parvana Rahimova; Production: Cinex Productions) – Out of Competiton
    Production Country: Azerbaijan
  • A Woman’s Path (Author: Marjan Khosravi; Production: Seven Springs Pictures & Lukimedia) – Out of Competiton
    Production Country: Iran; Co-production Country: Spain

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