THE WAVES by Victoria Mendoca, developing within the framework of CIRCLE 2021 (Nostro Filmes, Brazil) THE WAVES by Victoria Mendoca, developing within the framework of CIRCLE 2021 (Nostro Filmes, Brazil)

    Twelve new participants and projects are announced!

    The fourth edition of CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator kicks off! Twelve participants from all around the world, hand-picked from more than 70 applications from 45 countries, will develop their documentary projects and careers during the three-module training program addressing female-identifying directors and producers of documentary films. Firstly planned to be organized between Serbia and Croatia, Module 01 is transposed online and will take place until 25 June.

    MODULE 01: 8-25 June 2021, Serbia & Croatia (Online)

    MODULE 02: 24 - 28 September 2021, Montenegro (Tivat)

    MODULE 03: January 2022, Italy (When East Meets West, Trieste)

    For those selected to participate, the tailor-made program offers a chance to work with leading experts and seasoned filmmakers - in order to develop their projects, professional skills, and develop sustainable business models.


    Anna Shalashina - producer (Russia)

    Costanza Julia Bani - producer (Sweden)

    Maria Ibrahimova - producer (Azerbaijan)

    Zaina Erhaim - director and producer (Syria)

    Maja Medić - director and producer (Serbia)

    Cordelia Dvorák - director, producer and writer (Germany/Slovenia)

    Rieneke Van Santen - producer and co-director (The Netherlands)

    Andreja Cebataviciute - producer (Lithuania)

    Zipporah Nyaruri - director and producer (Kenya/The Netherlands)

    Ayse Toprak - director and writer (Turkey)

    Victoria Mendonça - director (Brazil)

    Dani König - director (Germany)

    More information about the CIRCLE 2021 participants:


    The experts mentoring the work during the Module 01 are: producer and scriptwriter Paula Vaccaro (UK), director and producer Diana El Jeiroudi (Syria / Germany), marketing and publicity strategist Joanna Solecka (Poland), editor and script consultant Yael Bitton (Switzerland / France), director Salomé Jashi (Georgia), producer and psychologist Rebecca Day (UK), producer and scriptwriter Bianca Oana (Romania) and producer Vanja Jambrović (Croatia).

    The 2021 edition of CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator is supported by: RE-ACT, HAVC Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Film Center of Montenegro, Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, City of Novi Sad, Marché du Film - Cannes Docs, Cineuropa, EWA European Women’s Audiovisual Network, DAE Documentary Association of Europe, CED MEDIA Office Croatia, CED MEDIA Office Serbia, CED MEDIA Office Slovenia, CED MEDIA Office Montenegro, Sekvenca Production and Cut Up Production.