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The last session will be held at the 51. Krakow Film Festival between the 25th and the 29th of May in the MANGGHA Centre of Japanese Art and Technology, in Krakow.

Project selection was especially difficult this year, dues to large amount of applications. After long consultations the selection committee chose 15 projects to take part in this year's Dragon Forum Pitching. Additionally, 5 projects were selected conditionally. Our congratulations to Pitching Participants, best of luck!

List of projects qualified to participate in the Pitching can be found at:

Following commissioning editors confirmed their participation in this year's Pitching:

Margje de Koning - IKON, (Netherlands)
Jerzy Dzięgielewski - HBO, (Poland)
Adam Gee - Channel 4, (United Kingdom)
Hanneke Hagen - VPRO, (Netherlands)
Marje Jurtshenko - ERR, (Estonia)
Cynthia Kane - ITVS, (USA)
Katarzyna Malinowska - TVP Kultura, (Poland)
Philippe Muller - ARTE, (France)
Rafał Orlicki - KFC, (Poland)
Barbara Paciorkowska - TVP 2, (Poland)
Barbara Pawłowska - TVP 1, (Poland)
Emelie Persson - SVT, (Sweden)
Martin Pieper - ARTE/ZDF, (Germany)
Daniel Saltzwedel - MBB, (Germany)
Heribert Schneiders - MDR (Germany)
Nathalie Windhorst - NPS, (Netherlands)

Applications for Pitching Observers are still being accepted. Observers are welcomed to approach all Dragon Forum commissioners and investors to talk about their projects. We have also prepared a special pitching offer for film schools students. Please send filled application forms as well as questions and suggestions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Three Dragon Forum films qualified for the competition at the 51st Krakow Film Festival!

Films selected for the National Competition:
„Pomorskie iluzje"
Directors: Jacob Dammas, Helge Renner
Producers: Jacob Dammas
Production company: Graniza Jacob Dammas
Poland, 2011, 70'

„Odyseja złomowa"
Director: Łukasz Gutt, Paweł Ferdek
Producer: Wojciech Szczudło, Witold Będkowski
Production company: SF Kalejdoskop, TVP S.A.
Poland, 2010, 48'

International documentary film competition:
Invisible Strings - The Talented Pusker Sister
Director: Ágnes Sós
Producer: Marc Lorber
Production company: HBO Cetral Europe
Hungary, 2010, 80'


Call for entries. Aristoteles Workshop

Want to become a professional documentary filmmaker?

Only three weeks left until the May 31st Deadline and one step away from €2500 for the best film / best team for this year’s Aristoteles Workshop.

Apply now at for the chance to learn, work and be promoted as a documentary filmmaker. The best film will be awarded 2500 euro!

16 Eastern European participants will be guided by famous directors and film industry experts towards creating their own 30 minute documentary, from pitch to final edit, during a five week training course. You could be one of them!

Documentaries produced at Aristoteles Workshop have won awards at major festivals such as CANNES, DOK Leipzig and NYON, among others.


The Aristoteles Workshop is a documentary training program where:

· you spend five weeks in a beautiful mountain resort with filmmakers from all over Europe

· you join a team of 3 other participants, as either a director, DP, editor or producer

· film industry professionals guide your team every step of the way towards creating your own 30 minute documentary, from pitch to final edit

· you have access to every necessary production and post production equipment

· your resulting film is distributed to film festivals and television networks across the globe.


Professional training is provided by preeminent leaders in the field: Rafi Pitts, Nino Kirtadze, Thierry Garrel, Jennifer Fox, John Appel, Simon Brook, Alex Szalat, Marijke Rawie, Michal Bregant, Niels Pagh Anderson, Martichka Bozhilova and the ones who really put us on the map: Jean Rozat, General Director ARTE/France and André de Margerie, Director of International Affairs ARTE/France.


Stage 1 - Training
Narrative style & strategies. Director’s perspective of development.
Camera, light, sound. Visual approach, planning & production schedule.

Stage 2 - Production
Treatment, research & scouting, shooting.

Stage 3 - Editing
Shaping the documentary in the cutting room. Creative content and visual treatment.
Coaching activity during and after the completion of the rough cut.

Stage 4 - Finish Line
Output to tape. Final evaluation.


ARISTOTELES WORKSHOP (AW) is a HDTV training and development center dedicated to foster a new generation of creative documentary filmmakers in Central and Eastern Europe.

AW is supported by ARTE/France, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Romanian Cultural Institute and Romanian National Center of Cinematography.


· Previous experience with one of the following: directing, cinematography, editing, producting.
· Fluency in English

You can apply directly at .
or get in touch with us at

anca romanescu | pr | 00 40 751 224 222 | 00 40 727 731 552 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. |



On Monday, 16th May Kino Polska Muzyka – the first music-film channel in Poland will be launched. It is yet another station by Kino Polska TV S.A., a company running
a popular TV channel Telewizja Kino Polska and other channels in the FilmBox group.