Interaction Doc Workshop Programme 2024

20 – 27 AUGUST 2024, UŽICE (SERBIA)


/ for all Doc Workshop participants /

From 20 to 27 August 2024, Workshop participants will discover different aspects of creative documentary film with this year’s experts. The lecturers of this year’s Interaction Workshop are Rada Šešić, head of the Documentary Competition at the Sarajevo Film Festival and programmer of the Documentary Competition at Trieste Film Festival, and Chris Filippone, documentary filmmaker, graduate of Stanford University’s M.F.A. Documentary Film and Video program and currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa.


I have an idea! NOW WHAT?

During the workshop, participants will work with Rada Šešić, film director, lecturer in the field of film and curator who has 30 years of experience working on consulting on projects at the international level, in Europe and Asia (IDFA, IFF Rotterdam, Sarajevo Film Festival, Polish Docs to start and Docs to Go, Balkan Discoveries, Last Stop Trieste, Rough Cut Lab at Vision du Reel,   Kerala Film Festival, Doc Edge Kolkata). Through this unique research of creative documentary film, participants will process different film styles, as well as get to know the specifics of different festivals and markets and find answers to the following questions:

– WHAT do I want to say?
– HOW do I want to say?
– Does HOW fit WHAT?

Where to go with my rough cut? How could my project gain visibility? Where to go for finishing funds? My film is ready! How can I be noticed on the international scene? How do I make a festival strategy? Do I need an IMPACT strategy? Can I do the PR myself? Do I need a sales agent?



This lecture focuses on advanced practices in production, showing participants unique methods for devising interview questions, how to maintain their artistic approach while shooting, and how to listen to their intuition when their story starts evolving.

Sculpting the Edit

This lecture focuses on the editing process and will show participants methods for how to sculpt their edit in the initial stages of work, create a sense of the world through sound, and find surprises in their material that make for a unique aesthetic approach.

doc in progress

/ only for 5 Workshop participants whose projects are selected for development /

Five participants, whose projects will be selected for Doc in Progress, taking place from 22 to 26 August 2024, will have the opportunity to develop their projects through individual and group consultations with tutors.

Doc in Progress programme includes:

Individual consultations (in duration of 30 minutes per project) with:

  • Rada Šešić
  • Chris Filippone
  • Wouter Jansen
  • Iva Plemić Divjak
  • Jamie Meltzer – online

Group consultations with Rada Šešić and Chris Filippone (90 minutes per tutor)

Candidates can apply with projects, regardless of the length (short or feature-length documentary) or the stage in which the project is at present (in development, production or the rough cut stage).


Meet2Talk – the accompanying programme focused on bringing the industry together, is one of the platforms that creates the possibility for the participants to broaden their horizons in discussing key issues regarding the short creative documentaries.

Interaction Festival – the International festival, established in 2022, is dedicated to short creative documentaries up to 40 minutes long that push boundaries in documentary creation, with their uniqueness and cinematic innovation.

Workshop and Camp applicants may submit their short creative documentary film for participation in the Interscreen programme of the Interaction Festival.


If you are interested in applying to participate at the Doc Workshop, please read the Submission Guidelines carefully.

Submission Deadline: 1 April 2024

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