DOCmed is a 3 year training program, designed for Arab professionals in the documentary films domain who have a project that qualifies to be produced as an international coproduction.
Each year, 10 professionals from 8 Arab countries (Lebanon, Syria, The Occupied Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco) are selected to join 3 formation sessions. Those sessions will be dedicated to analyze projects with the objective of developing, producing, distributing and showing them in the Southern and European countries.
In parallel with the sessions that will take place in the Maghreb and the Middle-East, young producers and/or directors/producers, holders of a documentary project, will have the possibility to develop their ideas and to benefit from Arab and European producers' expertise.
The DOCmed program aspires to:
- contributing to the structuring of the documentary films production in both, the Maghreb and the Middle-East, through training documentary films producers in production and coproduction.
- reinforcing the documentary films producers' capacities, so they would be able to provide a sustainable support to the creative producers through coproducing new projects that would go beyond the formation's context.
- building up a durable network between the producers in the South and the North.
DOCmed is the result of the work of the partners that for many years contributed to the development and distribution of documentaries.
Beirut DC (Lebanon) has provided support and aid for the Arab independent filmmakers since 1999 through training, promoting and helping with the promotion.
EURODOC (France) has contributed for more than 10 years totraining workshops and networking between producers and European sponsors in order to achieve ambitious documentary films.
DOC a Tunis (Tunisia) has been organizing since 2006 a festival for the documentary films.
In association with Arte France, the European cultural TV channel.
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This programme is co-financed by the European Union, in the framework of Euromed Audiovisual III.
This document has been produced with the help of the European Union. Its content is the sole responsibility of DOCmed and cannot be in any case a reflection of the position of the European Union.