Photo from previous DocCelerator workshop.


Don't take our word for it! This is what previous participants have said about taking part in DocCelerator:

Thank you so much for the past two days! This was such an amazing lab. Our project has benefited a lot and we have learned a lot.


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


It's wonderful that someone makes such training programs.


I have learned more in two days, than during a whole year in film school.


DocCeleratorStory is an online documentary story and script development program. If you are a documentary maker wanting a more focused story and a clearer dramaturgical structure for your project in development, this format is for you. The workshop will help you define and develop the key structural narrative elements of your film.

The next opportunity to take place in DocCeleratorStory is November 10-11, 2021. Deadline to apply is October 12, 2021.


As a participant in DocCeleratorStory you get:

  • detailed feedback on how to focus your story
  • input to a stronger narrative structure
  • tools for better shaping storylines and emotional arcs
  • methods for developing a stronger dramatic drive.


The two-day workshop consists of a number of plenary sessions, where the selected participants get comprehensive feedback on their projects. It also includes four precise exercises that the tutors provide, in order to make the selected projects advance in a more focused way. After the workshop the participants will get one individual follow up session, in order to provide further feedback on their projects as they progress with the story development.


During the two working days of DocCeleratorStory, you will as a participant join a number of online plenary sessions. Here you will have script writing methods introduced and receive feedback on your project. In addition, you will also work with concrete writing assignments accelerating a focused story development for your project. When the two-day workshop is completed, you will have learned a method for story development, which you can also apply for the future development of new projects.


Besides generating creative input, DocCeleratorStory saves selected participants many hours of working and much money in production expenses. This is achieved through a more focused narrative structure, which saves hours of recordings not fitting to the film and many days of expensive editing. The essence of DocCeleratorStory is to invest in the development in order to save on the production.


This DocCeleratorStroy workshop is for six selected filmmakers or teams with a project currently in development. It consists of a two-day online workshop and an individual follow up session. The DocCeleratorStory workshop is run by Geoffrey Smith and Ove Rishøj Jensen.


Dates for the next edition of the two-day online workshop are November 9-10, 2021. Deadline to apply is October 12, 2021. Participants, either as a single filmmaker or as at team, pay 450,00 Euro to participate with a project in development. The participation fee includes the two workshop days as well as follow up feedback on the project development.


In order to apply for DocCeleratorStory, please send your project presentation including:

  • Synopsis – half a page
  • Treatment and early reflections on the narrative – a full page
  • A link to selected scenes, character taster or other visual material available
  • An estimated time frame and total budget sum for the making of the film
  • Contact details on the director and producer.


In order to submit your project, please write DocCeleratorStory and your project title in the subject line and email your application to


If you need further information or have questions before applying, please contact



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