Following the 26 previous editions and the more than 250 participants, the DocCelerator workshop program is now launching the dates and deadlines for the Fall 2023 season.


For the Fall 2023 season, DocCelerator runs in two different versions, being DocCeleratorStory and DocCeleratorWorkInProgress. In addition, this season will have two special editions of DocCelerator, commissioned by the two Creative Europe Desks in Belgium and the one in Budapest. These two special editions will be reserved for documentary makers from Belgium and Hungary, respectively.


The Fall 2023 season of DocCelarator has the following dates and deadlines:


Dates: September 5-6, 2023. Deadline: August 18.



Dates: October 10-11, 2023. Deadline: September 13.



Dates: November 7-8, 2023. Deadline: October 11.


The dates for the two special editions of DocCelerator, we call them DocCelerator On Demand, are:

DocCeleratorBelgium: September 14-15. Deadline: August 8. 

Aimed at Belgium documentary directors and producers. This edition of DocCelerator is organised by the two Creative Europe Desks in Brussels, being

Europe Créative Wallonie-Bruxelles and Creative Europe MEDIA Desk – Vlaanderen. Read more here at Europe Créative Wallonie-Bruxelles

DocCeleratorHungary: September 18-19. Deadline: August 16.

Aimed at Hungarian documentary directors and producers. This edition of DocCelerator is organised by the Kreatív Európa Iroda in Budapest.


ABOUT DocCelerator 

DocCelerator is a series of stand-alone workshops running in two different formats.


DocCeleratorStory is for projects in development. Here participants will define and develop the key structural narrative elements of their story.


DocCeleratorWorkInProgress is for projects with already shot material or a rough cut. Here participants will get structured feedback on their recorded material, and then use it to strengthen the story and distribution options.


DocCelerator is an online documentary workshop series launched by Paradiddle Pictures in May 2020. The format run by Geoffrey Smith and Ove Rishøj Jensen, has received a lot of interest and positive feedback from documentary makers world-wide. So far we have run 26 editions and had over 250 documentary makers take part. All DocCelerators are project-based workshops taking place online. The length of each workshop is two days and can accommodate 4-6 selected project teams.


More details about upcoming versions of the two DocCelerator formats can be found online at the Paradiddle Pictures web site here: https://paradiddlepictures.com/doccelerator-1/


Images from projects previously participating in DocCelerator: 

Upper left: Against the Wind byDirector Guri Oppegård

Producer Karl Emil Rikardsen, Relation04 Media, Norway

Upper right: 20 Miles Apart by Director Danial Shah

Producers Julianna Ugrin and Viktória Dénes, Eclipse Film, Hungary

Lower left: A Poem for Little People byDirector Ivan Sautkin

Producer Elena Saulich, Babylon 13, Ukraine

Lower right: Once we were heroes by Director Oliwia Tonteri      

Producer Pauliina Punkki, Ida Productions, Finland

DocCelerator tutors Geoffrey Smith and Ove Rishøj Jensen.



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