CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator Launches CIRCLE Fiction Orbit


    PODGORICA: CIRCLE Fiction Orbit, the first edition of CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator programme to be held in November 2023, is looking for six-eight woman-identifying (second or third-time) directors and producers with strong feature-film projects in development.

    Directors can participate alone or together with the producer. Only projects with a producer attached are eligible. Both director and producer should have at least one feature film done.

    The participation fee is 1,600 EUR per person, but two scholarships covering 50% of the tuition fee can be granted for participants from low capacity countries in need.

    CIRCLE Fiction Orbit is led by British-Italian producer/writer Paula Vaccaro and Romanian producer Bianca Oana.

    The call opened on 18 May 2023 and the deadline is 18 June 2023.

    CIRCLE will hold a showcase in Cannes Docs (Marché du Film) on 22 May 2023 at Riviera 2 (Palais des Festivals) from 11:45 to 13:00.

    CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator is organised by Wake Up Films production and is supported by: RE-ACT, Cannes Docs - Marché du Film, Film Centre of Montenegro, International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA), When East Meets West Co-pro Forum, Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival - Agora Docs, CED - MEDIA Office Serbia, CED - MEDIA Office Croatia, European Women's Audiovisual Network (EWA), Cineuropa, Documentary Association of Europe (DAE) Foundation, CED - MEDIA Office Slovenia, CED - MEDIA Office Montenegro, Motovila, DokLeipzig, Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, International Documentary Film Festival Beldocs, and EuroDoc.