Doku Pitching Forum: Dox In Vitro 2023

    Doku Pitching Forum: Dox In Vitro 2023 credit: Dox In Vitro

    DOX IN VITRO is aimed at young producers and documentary filmmakers who will be introduced to the „real world“ of the European film market and documentary films. The workshop will focus on the development of documentaries under the guidance of experienced tutors and emphasize the role and need of co-productions in today's documentary sector.

    September 10 - 11, 2023.  Hotel Park Avenue, Piestany, Slovakia

    DOX IN VITRO (documentary projects in a test tube) is a two-day workshop focused on development of documentary projects. It is designed for up and coming producers and documentary filmmakers from Central Europe.

    Through presentations by leading international experts the event will spotlight essential considerations for telling stories that can travel. This includes both the creative approaches for telling documentaries and considerations around the European documentary market.

    DOX IN VITRO is your opportunity to develop your documentary project by working in a small group under guidance from leading international documentary experts. You will receive input and feedback on essential consideration for the further development including the narrative structures, visual style and potential financing opportunities.


    Please make sure your project application includes the following:

    - synopsis & treatment
    - estimated budget
    - production plan and estimated time of delivery
    - short introduction or CV of the involved partners; director, producer, company

    Visual material can be submitted electronically by including a link to previous work/pilot/trailer.


    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. application form  at  www.doxinvitro.eu
    application https://doxinvitro.eu/application-form/

    WITH PROJECTS (in English): August 15, 2023
    WITHOUT PROJECT (as participant at the workshop): August 29, 2023

    150 EURO


    Film & Media Consultant, producer

    Working in the international documentary sector since 2003, Ove has an extensive network within the industry. In addition to producing and co-producing films, he gives lectures and runs workshops about scriptwriting, project development, international financing, co-production, impact, outreach and distribution. Since 2011 Ove has worked for the Swedish production company Auto Images as producer and outreach manager. Alongside this, in 2019 Ove launched his own company for documentary training and consultancy, entitled Paradiddle Pictures. Here he collaborates with partners like IDFA, Fresh Pitch China, Dox in Vitro, Mediterranean Film Institute, Nordisk Panorama and many others.

    Marketing consultant

    After studying law & philosophy, Peter started as Sales & Marketing Director of a film magazine. He moved on to become Marketing & Acquisitions Director for renowned theatrical distributors in the Benelux, releasing films like Mulholland Drive, Festen, The Lord Of The Rings trilogy. In 2004 Peter moved to Vienna to start Autlook Filmsales, creating one of the world’s leading sales agents for creative docs. In 2014 he sold Autlook and created a consulting company- Jaeger Creative - focusing on innovative distribution, financing & marketing solutions for films & series. In 2017 he also joined The Rough Cut Service as dramaturg. Peter is also professor at the Vienna Film Academy and jury member of the Flemish & Vienna Film Fund.

    Editor and rough cut consultant

    Phil has been an editor for the last 20 years, starting in fiction before firmly landing in a documentary. Part of award winning international productions like 'Town of Glory', 'I am Sam', and ‘Prison Sisters’, he also works as a rough cut consultant and has been part of films like 'The Earth is Blue as an Orange,' 'This Rain will Never Stop,' 'Life of Ivana,' and more. Working out of Sweden, his projects have originated in places as far afield as Finland, Kenya, France, Russia, and beyond. He has travelled the world as a tutor, helping filmmakers to develop their projects, and giving master classes on pitch pilot trailers, the craft of storytelling through scripting and editing, and the genius of sticky notes. Phil blogs about documentary and technology, and hopes to one day run a marathon.

    Head of documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia

    He studied Film Theory at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (graduated in 2005). Since then he worked in PR, production, programming for several Slovak film festivals (IFF Bratislava, Art Film Fest Košice, Mffk Febiofest, 4 elements film seminar in Banská Štiavnica). Starinsky also worked for the Open Society Foundation (NOS – OSF), where he organized the country-wide “Journalism Award. Since October 2016 he is the head of documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia.