ESoDoc - European Social Documentary is the training initiative for media professionals and “cross-thinkers” who want to increase impact and outreach of their documentary films and cross-media projects by developing new storytelling skills, networking over different platforms, discovering new forms of team building, of producing and financing and new distribution strategies.
ESoDoc offers three intense one-week residential sessions held over a period of six months, combined with Extended Online Sessions (EOS) for market related topics, project tutoring and networking with festivals and other market events.
With the support of top-rated professionals, participants will improve their storytelling skills, master the art of project developing, prototyping and pitching. You will discover new forms of team-building and networking and will get an insight in international coproduction, financing and distribution strategies.
During the workshops, participants are tutored by a network of international experts on the development of the projects. Emphasis is placed on building up strong storytelling along with new production possibilities (collaborative media) and communication tools.
We explore new funding and distribution strategies, both on traditional channels as on new media channels, such as the web and the new crowdfunding platforms.
ESoDoc trains its participants to be better equipped for the challenges of the changing audiovisual market, and enables the professionals to better engage audiences across different platforms and maximize the outreach and impact of the projects.