DocCelerator On Demand


DocCelerator tutors Geoffrey Smith and Ove Rishøj Jensen. 

DocCelerator is a series of online documentary workshops launched by Paradiddle Pictuctures in May 2020. Besides the three standard formats we are offering in general, we also offer tailor made editions of DocCelerator done in collaboration with local film funds, regional film offices and other industry organisations. We call it DocCelerator On Demand.  

We can make DocCelerator workshops fitting the needs of your local industry either as online or onsite editions. The length of each workshop are 2-3 days and can accommodate 4-6 selected project teams, depending on the specific version. The essence of a DocCelerator workshop is to invest in the development and pre-production, in order to save money on the recording and editing and generate documentary projects with a much stronger narrative focus. 

DocCeleratorGalway for Irish filmmakers 

On September 29-30, 2022 Creative Europe Desk Galway and the BAI Sectoral Learning and Development Fund in collaboration with Paradiddle Pictures are organising a special on demand version of DocCelerator. It is entitled DocCeleratorGalway and aimed at Irish documentary makers. 

Here you can read more about DocCeleratorGalway.

We have previously made these DocCelerator On Demand workshops: 

DocCelerator Galway together with Creative Europe Desk Galway

DocCelerator Hungary together with Kreatív Európa Iroda

More DocCelerator On Demand workshops will soon be announced. 

If you are representing a film fund, institute or other film organisation and you are in doubt that DocCelerator is helpful for the improvement of your film industry, do not take our word for it. These are some of the reactions we have had from previous participants: 

"I loved DocCelerator and came out of it with an infinitely clearer idea of the film I have to make."


"Highly recommend this workshop! It really helped us to clarify the film's direction and structure."


"I was part of the 3rd edition of the DocCelerator Workshop with Ove Rishøj Jensen and Geoffrey Smith and it was an incredible experience. If you have a project in development, don't hesitate and apply for the workshop."


"It's wonderful that someone makes such training programs."


DocCelerator is run by Director Geoffrey Smith and Producer & Consultant Ove Rishøj Jensen.

In case you are interested in organising a DocCelerator workshop for your local, regional or national documentary industry, please reach out to



Define and develop key structural narrative elements of your story.

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