The Film Mentoring Program


The program is designed for filmmakers who are working on a creative documentary film project of any length (short, medium or full length) and are willing to discuss it with internationally renowned documentary film experts.

The film mentoring program of CinéDOC-Tbilisi offers a chance to work on a documentary film project with mentors from the documentary film industry: experts including producers, directors, sales agents and editors. Successful applicants will benefit from a long term mentoring program that includes: deep analysis of their projects, enhanced knowledge on sales and distribution possibilities as well as insights into the international documentary film festival circuit. The mentoring program will include online meetings on an individual basis, and group works with mentors and other participants.

What does the online mentoring program offer?

- Personalized mentorship through one-on-one meetings
- Mentorship and interactive discussion of the projects via group works
- Feedback on project progress
- Webinars on different aspects of documentary film directing and production
- Selected participants will also have the chance to pitch their film projects to a panel of decision makers from film festivals, film markets and broadcasters within the New Talents Caucasus Presentation

The international jury of New Talents Caucasus will give three awards to three projects presented at the pitching session:

- New Talents Caucasus Award 2000 USD
- New Talents Caucasus Post Production Award 1500 USD
- New Talents Caucasus Development Award 1000 USD

The program starts on 1st of March and lasts till 10th of May, 2021

The program is seeking ambitious, visionary filmmakers who work on a creative documentary film project, and have the drive to get it made. The projects may be at development, production or post-production (editing stage).


Application requirements:

- Current project to bring to the Mentoring Program
- Link to previous documentary work subtitled in English
- Good level of English language
- Participation fee of USD 150 upon selection, for Georgian participants the same amount's equivalent in Georgian Lari.

Noosfera Foundation allocates a part of its overall budget to three scholarships. Please kindly inform us, in the application form below, if you would like to apply for a scholarship (meaning, a reduction of the participation fee) from the side of the organizers.

Please send information about your project by filling in the entry form