For the first time a session of ESoDoc – European Social Documentary – organised by ZeLIG School for Documentary and supported by EU‘s Creative Europe Programme – will take place in Vilnius on October 15-21, 2017.

ESoDoc – European Social Documentary is the training initiative for media professionals and “cross-thinkers” who want to increase impact and outreach of their documentary films and cross-media projects by developing new storytelling skills, networking over different platforms, discovering new forms of team building, producing, financing and new distribution strategies.

ESoDoc trains its participants to be better equipped for the challenges of the changing audiovisual market, and enables the professionals to better engage audiences across different platforms and maximize the outreach and impact of the projects.

The third session will be focused around the presentations of projects brought by this year‘s participants. They will be introduced to specific pitching techniques designed to provide the participants with the skills to properly prepare and polish their projects and trailers for various pitching forums which are regularly held around Europe.

The pitching panel will consist of 5-6 professionals from various sectors of the film industry and beyond: TV commissioning editors, new media experts, festival representatives, international producers and senior NGO representatives. This particularly intense session will also include lectures focused on new distribution models, international co-productions as well as traditional and alternative financing strategies.

ZeLIG School for Documentary announced an additional call for applications for Lithuanian filmmakers to participate in the third session.