On Saturday, 17 January at 17 p.m., Bulgarian producer Martichka Bozhilova will have her masterclass "Secrets of co-production – locally and globally in the world of documentary film" at Dokukino KIC (Preradovićeva 5, Zagreb).
Martichka Bozhilova from the Bulgarian film production Agitprop is one of the most successful European documentary producers and will teach us in her masterclass how to make our film projects relevant and attractive internationally and how to use different dramaturgic treatments when writing s script for a documentary film with the goal of realizing the maximum potential of every story. She will explain which aspects of a film project are most important when presenting them to various film foundations and what exactly is the role of the trailer and other visual materials during the development and funding process of projects.
Based on her vast experience as a producer, Bozhilova will warn us of potential traps which producers and directors should be aware of when concluding co-production agreements and will reveal what are the new global documentary trends to expect, how to develop a successful festival strategy for a film and how to pick the best pitcing forums and industry events on a regional and global documentary scene.
The entrance to the masterclass is free!
Martichka Bozhilova has been a producer at Agitprop, one of the most successful bulgarian film productions, since 1999. Her documentaries have been screened and awarded at festivals in Cannes, Berlin, IDFA, Hot Docs, Sundance, Tribeca Film Festival… Bozhilova is one of the founders of Balkan Documentary Centre, an institution whose main goal is the development of documentary film in the Balkans. She is a member of the executive board of EDN (European Documentary Network). She has been a member of the jury at Dok Leipzig Festival 2014 and at IDFA 2014. She is a winner of the international Trailblazer award at MIPDOC (Cannes) for creativity and originality in the field of documentary film. She is listed as one of the 1000 most successful women in Bulgaria and Forbes has mentioned her as one of the 7 most influential Bulgarian creative visionaries. She has been nominated for "Women of the year" in 2013. She is working as a lector at many international documentary film workshops. Her documentary filmography includes the films "Georgi and the Butterflies" (Silver Wolf Award at IDFA 2014), "The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories" (Cannes 2007), "Corridor #8" (Berlinale 2008), "The Boy Who Was King" (Toronto IFF 2011), "The Last Black Sea Pirates" (Visions du Reel, HotDocs 2013) and "Love and Engineering" (Tribeca 2014).