Mentorship program for filmmakers


Do you have an idea for a documentary film? Are you preparing the first steps to shape your initial idea? Join DokuBaku LAB to get your film-idea off the ground. 

DokuBaku LAB is supporting filmmakers from all over Azerbaijan committed to their documentary projects with social driven topics. DokuBaku LAB supports filmmakers to develop their projects from the early stage. Our workshop accompanies you through the first steps of the project - the subject, narrative and visual language development, necessary in order to develop your story and push your project further. 

The training program will be lead by Nino Orjonikidze, award-winning filmmaker, curator and experienced tutor. Her 2-weeks long mentorship will be accompanied by lectures of invited guest-speakers, pitching training and a final pitching session. 




- Mentorship by lead tutor Nino Orjonikidze and lectures by renown film professionals to shape your idea into a film project;

- 3 weeks workshop focusing on the first steps of film development and pitching training;

- Work in an inspiring environment with established tutors;

- Networking platform;

- Internship fee for participation to be paid to each selected project of 200 USD;

- Price for the winner of the pitching in the amount of 500 USD and shaping the film treatment package incl. Mentorship of the trailer and producing packaging.



For your application you will need: 


- Your motivation letter and CV (Max 500 words)

- Prior experience with film - please provide a link

- English (spoken and written)

- Time availability, 100% participation during the workshops.

- Stable internet connection
Review process

Film idea - DokuBaku LAB is looking for engaging non-fiction stories, experiences that are innovative, feasible, and that challenge social realities.  Projects that are already in development are accepted too. Purely fiction films are not accepted. (Max 3 pages, min 1 photo project-related included)

After you submit your application, you will receive an email notification about your application acceptance. If you are among a small group of finalists you will get the second email notification and invitation to the skype interview. 

Decisions are final and may not be appealed. However, unsuccessful applicants are welcome to apply again in the future.

Please apply through APPLICATION FORM

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