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Goethe-Institut, Kolkata
The Goethe-Institut Kolkata, Max Mueller Bhavanorganises and supports a wide range of cultural events with a focus on bringing together Indian and German artists and the promotion of Indo-German cooperation especially in the fields of film, theater, literature.


Supported by
Ford Foundation, JustFilms
The foundation is an independent organization, led by a distinguished board of trustees whose 16 members hail from four continents and bring leadership and expertise in a wide range of disciplines. Today, they are stewards of a $12 billion endowment, making $500 million in grants around the world every year. They remain committed to theirr enduring mission—and to the legacy of bold, creative support for social change.


International Documentary Film festival, Amsterdam offers an independent and inspiring meeting place for audiences and professionals to see a diverse and high-quality program. The diverse nature of the event applies to the form and content of the films as well as to the cultural backgrounds of the filmmakers. This has emerged as an alternative to mass entertainment and uniformity, confirming that there is an increasing need in audiences for high-quality films that delve deep and urge us to reflect.

In addition to the festival, IDFA has developed several professional activities, contributing to the development of filmmakers and their films at all stages. At co-financing and co-production market IDFA Forum filmmakers and producers pitch their plans to financiers; at Docs for Sale new documentaries are on offer to programmers and distributors; the IDFA Bertha Fund supports filmmakers and documentary projects in developing countries; and the IDFAcademy offers a international training programs for up-and-coming doc talents.



TOSS, The Open Space Society

ESoDoc, European Social Documentary
ESoDoc - European Social Documentary, has become one of the most popular Media training projects that focuses exclusively on independent documentary filmmakers and producers, non-government and non profit-making organizations (NGOs and NPOs), television broadcasters and the growing range of New Media professionals creating bothweb-documentaries and crossmedia productions.ESoDoc is a training initiative offered by ZeLIG School for Documentary and supported by the European Union`s MEDIA Programme.


DMZ Docs
DMZ Docs is an annual festival for documentary films presented by the Gyeonggi Province since 2009. The festival is accompanied by other events including seminars, conferences and pitching program for DMZ Docs Fund. Despite its short history, DMZ Docs is growing as one of the most important documentary festivals in Asia.


Embassy of Israel in India
The Embassy of Israel in India is dedicated to promoting bilateral relations between the two countries in all areas based on the shared values, interests and challenges. The Embassy has and continues to work relentlessly towards promoting cultural tie-ups with India, in the field of music, literature and cinema.

GRIFFITH FILM SCHOOL, Brisbane, Australia
Griffith Film School is a media production baccalaureate college located in Brisbane, Australia. The school offers Bachelor and Masters degrees in film and television production, animation and games design. The Master of Screen Production has been designed in close co-operation with leading industry professionals to enable focus on Direction, Production and Scriptwriting. Other film specialisations include Cinematography, Sound Design, Post-production, Visual Effects, Screen Music, Production Design, Documentary and Animation. The school has a commercial production arm called LiveLab.


University of Agder
University of Agder (UiA) has 13,000 students and 1,400 faculty and staff members. It is one of the most modern universities in Norway, and it is still growing and consolidating its position for its high-quality research and study programmes both on the national and international level.

UiA seeks to be an open and inclusive university that is characterized by a culture of cooperation and aims to be on the cutting edge of innovation, education and research.

We prepare our students for a lifetime of learning and of responsible leadership, through a faculty dedicated to teaching and co-creation of knowledge. 

Tokyo Docs
Tokyo Docs is an international event supporting international co-production of documentaries, providing video producers in Japan and Asia with opportunities to propose documentary projects for international co-production and support the creation of their work flaring to the world.
During the exhibition, pitching sessions proposing open planning before decision makers of overseas and domestic broadcasting organizations (producers with the authority to accept projects) and distributors, networking to encourage exchanges among producers and sessions & workshops to learn the latest information on international co-production, etc. are held.


Touch Narrative

Dhaka DocLab
Dhaka DocLab is the pioneer platform for pitching and mentoring of documentary filmmakers in Bangladesh. It is a Documentary Co-production project market for South Asian filmmakers, organized by the Dhaka Independent Film Network, a collective of independent Bangladeshi filmmakers. Besides, Dhaka DocLab engages itself through organizing workshops, masterclasses, seminars for documentary filmmakers of Bangladesh. The Lab wishes to be a productive hub for South Asian creative content and reality storytelling.


Docaviv, the Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival
This is the largest film festival in the city of Tel Aviv, and the only festival in Israel dedicated in its entirety to documentary films. It is considered one of the leading documentary festivals worldwide. Each year, the festival screens over 100 new documentary movies from Israel and from around the world, and its program includes four competitive frameworks: The Israeli Competition, the International Competition, the Depth of Field Competition, and the Student Competition. The festival also features a special tribute program dedicated to the work of esteemed filmmakers, as well as special programs dedicated to the themes of music, art, society, and others. One of these programs focuses on alternative documentary cinema and works that make use of new technology–including Virtual Reality–in order to tell stories in new and challenging ways, and to shed light on those hidden corners of reality that the cinematic medium cannot always reach.


Tribeca Film Institute
Tribeca Film Institute champions storytellers to be catalysts for change in their communities and around the world. Each year, we identify a diverse group of exceptional filmmakers and media artists then empower them with funding and resources to fully realize their stories and connect with audiences. Further, our education programs empower students through hands-on training and exposure to socially relevant films, offering young people the media skills necessary to be creative and productive global citizens. TFI is a year-round nonprofit arts organization founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in the wake of September 11, 2001. 


The Whickers
The Whickers were established in 2015 to fund and recognise original and innovative documentary. We seek to use the generous legacy of our namesake, pioneering broadcaster Alan Whicker, to support emerging film and audio documentary-makers in the production of authored programmes and to recognise exceptional audio that has already been broadcast. The Whickers are comprised of three annual awards: the Film & TV Funding Award; the Radio and Audio Funding Award; and the Documentary Audio Recognition Award.


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