Accelerators & Workshops


ANIDOX:LAB is a tailor-made professional training course – for documentary and animation creatives, directors, producers and professionals with an animated documentary project in development … [Learn More]

CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator

CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator is a training program for women documentary filmmakers who are developing a project of international potential. It is a new training initiative launched with the co-operation of Wake Up Films (Serbia) and Underhill Festival (Montenegro) … [Learn More]

Climate Story Fund

Doc Society’s The Climate Story Fund supports stories and impact campaigns from around the world that move us closer to a climate just and biodiverse future. The global fund is open to all mediums, and will support both production and impact campaigns … [Learn More]


From Paradiddle Pictures, this brand-new online documentary mentoring program is aimed at documentary makers looking for input to develop a clearer dramaturgical structure for their project currently in development … [Learn More]

Docs by the Sea Accelerator

A development program for Southeast Asian Documentary Filmmakers in refining their projects with in-depth professional discussions and mentorships. As a complementary platform to Docs By The Sea International Documentary Forum that is being held bi-annually, Docs By The Sea Accelerator offers three different labs of Storytelling, Editing and Creative Producing … [Learn More]

Documentary Campus

Through a combination of workshops, seminars and industry events, Documentary Campus introduces budding filmmakers to the international standards and rules of the documentary film game. Documentary Campus provides professionals and up-and-coming talents with the know-how and contacts to help their documentaries succeed on an international scale … [Learn More]

Docu Rough Cut Boutique [Sarajevo Film Festival]

In collaboration with the Balkan Documentary Center, Docu Rough Cut Boutique accepts Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, North Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, helping pinpoint and troubleshoot problems – both on the level of structure and subject matter … [Learn More]


A unique documentary workshop in Europe that supports films in the rough cut stage in order to emphasise their international potential and help them to break into the market … [Learn More]

DOX in Vitro

A talent development seminar established in 2010 conceived for documentary projects exploring new visions of what a documentary can be in the digital age … [Learn More]

(Egg)celerator Lab

The (Egg)celerator Lab is focused on identifying and supporting nonfiction directors working on their first or second feature-length documentary. This program brings together ten projects, with a special focus on self-identifying women and gender nonconforming directors … [Learn More]

ESoDoc – European Social Documentary

ESoDoc – European Social Documentary is the training initiative for media professionals who are eager to develop their co-creative skills and the potential of their documentary and new media project … [Learn More]


EURODOC facilitates meetings and relations among the most active professionals in the documentary sector in several European countries and beyond using their documentary projects as a starting point. The intense nature of the working process contributes to fostering exchanges between participants and experts … [Learn More]

Emerging Producers [Ji.hlava IDFF]

An industry flagship project of the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival and the only one of its kind designed for documentary film producers in Europe … [Learn More]

Ex Oriente Film

Ex Oriente Film is an international training programme for documentary professionals supporting the development and funding of creative documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe … [Learn More]

Grierson DocLab

Grierson DocLab is a training scheme that helps new entrants thrive in the world of factual and documentary programme-making. The programme is targeted at UK-based young people aged 18-25 who are passionate about factual television, from nature documentaries to reality TV; short-form content to feature docs and everything in between. It gives trainees the knowledge, network and confidence to pursue a career in factual television …[Learn More]

Pitch the Doc

Pitch the Doc is a platform for continuous presentation and building the international recognition of curated documentary films projects at any stage of production, on any topic and from any country. It provides presentation functionalities based on international pitching standards … [Learn More]

RealYoung Workshop

RealYoung is helping creators bring their real-life stories aimed at younger audiences to the next level. The initiative brings together creators, funders, distributors, publishers and a panel of the target audience – the children. They do not develop documentaries for kids and youth. They develop together with them … [Learn More]

This page is updated on an ongoing basis. If you have a documentary accelerator programme or workshop open to European filmmakers and would like it included please email us