Doc Forward

Talent Workshop Call for projects
Deadline to apply: 30 March


DOC FORWARD is a project-driven co-production workshop for emerging Nordic documentary producers and directors. The focus is on nationally established and new talent directors with ambitions to go international in partnership with both new and more established producers.

The 2-part workshop programme is focused on project development for the international market, establishing contacts with Nordic colleagues, and networking between the participants and the Nordic financiers from film institutes and public broadcasters. The deadline for submitting a project to the 2021 workshop is 30 March 2021 at 12:00 noon.

Guided by experienced Nordic film professionals the workshop creates an informal atmosphere where knowledge is shared as the projects are developed, leading to constructive discussions, feedback and new contacts. The main tutor of the workshop is Mikael Opstrup.


The first part of the workshop will be held 28-30 June 2021 in Helsinki. If it due to the pandemic isn’t possible to gather physically, the workshop will either be postponed to the fall or an online alternative will be made. The second part will take place 6-7 December 2021, concluding with the projects pitching to Nordic film commissioners and commissioning editors from film Institutes and broadcasters, followed by individual meetings.

The 2-part structure will allow participants to develop and fine-tune their projects between the workshop sessions. Additionally, there will be a midway meet-up during Nordisk Panorama Film Festival in September, where the project teams will touch base with each other and with tutors and get feedback on their development as well as guidance for the next steps.

The workshop is open to Nordic filmmakers and producers. The deadline for applying with a project is 30 March, 2021. You apply by filling in the online application form with information about the project and the team. You can read more about DOC FORWARD here.

For any questions please contact Lea Maria Strandbæk Sørensen.


Vognmagergade 10
1120 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Tel: +45 3311 5152