Deadline: 30th September 2020

AKE DIKHEA? Festival of Romani Film announces the call for Doc Project Lab, an exclusive mentoring workshop. We are looking for 3 filmmakers or film teams with a strong creative documentary project in any stage of production (from development to rough cut) who are seeking further support to develop their film with leading experts.


Application requirements:

We are first and foremost looking for documentary films that critically reflect upon the reality of discrimination of Romani people in the world. Directors or producers with a Romani background will be preferred. We also accept applications from filmmakers with other backgrounds telling stories about other marginalized groups from an intersectional, anti-racist, queer and/or feminist perspective.


The mentoring workshop:
The program of Doc Project Lab features a mentoring session on the 21st November 2020 in Berlin with the following experts:

  • Andrea Kuhn (Festival Director, Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival)
  • Miriam Carbe (Commissioning Editor, ZDF/Arte)
  • Alex Tondowski (Producer, Tondowski Films)

You will present your project with your trailer and pitch in a non-public presentation and get tailored feedback and advice (e.g. on your story, trailer, pitch, financing, PR, marketing, post-production, legal, film festival or distribution strategy). Each project will get a 30-minute session with all of our experts.



In order to apply, please fill out the form here!

  • Submission deadline: 30th September 2020
  • Announcements of the results: 15th October 2020


Requirements and costs

In order to be able to take part in the Doc Project Lab, knowledge of English language is necessary. The workshop is free of charge for participants. We will also cover the travel costs up to 150 Euro and we will provide accommodation for one night for one project member (director or producer).


Measures against Corona

The Doc Project Lab will take place according to the local policies in effect in Berlin during the festival. In case of a lockdown, we will offer the mentoring workshop to the selected participants via Zoom.


If you have any questions regarding the application please write us at

Looking forward to your stunning applications! Good luck!


AKE DIKHEA? Festival of Romani Film
Canan Turan
Events & Guest Management
Mobile: +49-1771564118


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