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ZagrebDox 2021 – ZagrebDox Pro

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ZagrebDox Pro announces its selection


- This year’s iteration of the industry training programme will welcome 12 creative documentary projects to its digital edition

ZagrebDox Pro announces its selection
Being Related to John Malkovich by Luka Mavretić

While the 17th edition of the ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival has already wrapped with the announcement of its winners (see the news), the gathering’s industry training programme, ZagrebDox Pro, is still unspooling entirely online. This year’s workshop started yesterday and will run until 25 June, welcoming 12 creative documentary projects hailing from 13 countries (which are currently at different stages of development and production), within an online environment.

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ZagrebDox Pro has been an integral element of the festival and boasts a high rate of success in terms of the number of projects completed and premiered at acclaimed festivals. One of the key tools for this is the Pitching Forum, which is scheduled to be held on Tuesday 29 June.

As at previous editions, the workshop mentors at ZagrebDox Pro are Leena Pasanen, director of the Biografilm Festival in Bologna and former managing and artistic director of DOK Leipzig; and Stefano Tealdi, an Italian director, producer and experienced film educator, who will consult with and prepare the participants for the Pitching Forum. Furthermore, during the workshop, the participants will acquire the skills required for finding international partners able to co-finance their films, as the aim of the programme is for the selected projects to benefit from group and individual work. The public sessions of the Pitching Forum are also well known for including an impressive number of panellists and attending decision makers. After the pitching session, the participants will have one-on-one online meetings with the members of the panel as well as numerous industry experts and decision-makers who are interested in the projects.

Below are the 12 projects selected to take part in ZagrebDox Pro 2021:

All Good Everywhere Martina Buchelová, Debora Pastirčáková
Producer: Michaela Kaliská
Production company: NINJA films (Slovakia)

Being Related to John MalkovichLuka Mavretić
Producers: Anita Juka, Chiara Toffolo, Mario Adamson
Production company: 4 film ltd (Croatia/Italy/Sweden)

The Best Model Åsa Ekman, Oscar Hedin
Producers: Oscar Hedin, Marina-Evelina Cracana
Production company: Film and Tell (Sweden)

Cabin PressureEszter Nagy, Sára Czira
Producer: Patricia D'Intino
Production company: Good Kids (Hungary/Spain)

Don't Worry, Sari! Sári Haragonics
Producers: Sára László, Inez Mátis
Production companies: Campfilm, Pi Productions (Hungary)

Guardians of Our Conscience Stanislav Dončev
Producer: Teodora Stoilova-Dončeva
Production companies: Dynamic Arts, Trafaret Films (Bulgaria)

Ius Sanguinis Laura Plebani
Producer: Giada Mazzoleni
Production company: Paguro Film (UK)

Life After Death Nerijus Milerius
Producer: Stasys Baltakis
Production company: Film Jam (Lithuania)

Silent House Farnaz Jurabchian, Mohammadreza Jurabchian
Producers: Elaheh Nobakht, Jewel Maranan
Production companies: F & M Productions, Eli Image, Cinema is Incomplete (Iran/Philippines)

Spirit Animal Inês von Bonhorst, Yuri Pirondi
Producer: Tânia Neves
Production company: The Makkina (Italy/Portugal)

Svetlana Gabriel Tejedor
Producer: Palmyre Badinier
Production companies: AKKA Films, RTS (Switzerland)

Veronica More: The Secret Listener Laura Jurado
Producers: Laura Jurado, Cristina Gomez
Production company: Powerhouse Hub (Spain)

The ZagrebDox Pro training programme is organised with the support of the European Union’s Creative Europe - MEDIA programme, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the City of Zagreb, the Croatian Film Directors' Guild (DHFR) and the Croatian Screenwriters and Playwrights Guild.

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