Training: ESoDoc – European Social Documentary

Deadline: 02 March 2018
Open to: documentarians, producers, journalists, web-designers, programmers, game designers, and NGO-communication representatives
Costs: 4 full scholarships are available


ESoDoc – European Social Documentary is the training initiative for media professionals and “cross-thinkers” who want to increase impact and outreach of their documentary films and cross-media projects by developing new storytelling skills, networking over different platforms, discovering new forms of team building, of producing and financing and new distribution strategies.

ESoDoc offers three intense one-week residential sessions held over a period of six months, combined with Extended Online Sessions (EOS) for market-related topics, project tutoring and networking with festivals and other market events.

With the support of top-rated professionals, participants will improve their storytelling skills, master the art of project developingprototyping and pitching. You will discover new forms of team-building and networking and will get an insight in international co-productionfinancing, and distribution strategies.
During the workshops, participants are tutored by a network of international experts on the development of the projects. Emphasis is placed on building up strong storytelling along with new production possibilities (collaborative media) and communication tools.
They explore new funding and distribution strategies, both on traditional channels as on new media channels, such as the web and the new crowdfunding platforms.

ESoDoc trains its participants to be better equipped for the challenges of the changing audiovisual market and enables the professionals to better engage audiences across different platforms and maximize the outreach and impact of the projects.

The workshop is open for professional with or without an own project.


  • They are looking for documentarians, producers, journalists, web designers, programmers, game designers, and NGO-communication representatives who are willing to extend their production possibilities to new sectors, new forms and new platforms;
  • They can accept up to four participants from non-EU countries.


  • Four (4) full scholarships are available. A “full scholarship” would cover the enrollment fee AND the travel costs for all three sessions;
  • In case of a high number of scholarship requests, they might assign a “partial scholarship“, which would cover the enrollment fee OR the travel costs;
    If you want to access scholarship funding, you must provide 1 copy of your latest official tax return and also explain the reasons for asking the scholarship together with your application. No other kind of document shall be considered;
  • Scholarships are available only for participants from countries participating in the Creative Europe Programme.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please fill the application.

For more information, please read the official call.