Amsterdam-based Binger FilmLab will introduce two new programmes for documentary filmmakers next year, one of which is open to international applicants.
Doc Lab offers experienced documentary filmmakers coaching from fine-tuning the initial idea, through narrative development, the actual shooting, to the editing of their film and on towards festival platforming, marketing and release.
In approximately 18 months the project driven Doc Lab focuses – in both residential workshops in Amsterdam, and flexible individual on-site mentoring – on creative development, production and post-production.
Taking the changeable and volatile working practices of documentary filmmakers into consideration it offers flexible modules to allow different speeds of development and production.
Doc Lab is especially designed for filmmakers and projects that are innovative in their style and approach, have a social or cultural relevance and above all have a strong narrative drive and potential for theatrical release.
Application information is available here. The application deadline is 1 March, 2010.