The Doc Surgery – call for applications

We’re pleased to present a two-day development workshop in Manchester on the business of documentaries with leading industry experts. The Doc Surgery, supported by Creative England and our partners, University of Bolton, will look at some of the key areas factual producers need to contend with including pitching, funding and distribution.

Applications are now open to Northern teams (see eligibility below) of up to two with a factual project currently in development. In order to benefit from the workshop, one team member must be a Producer and have some experience in the industry. This may range from experienced producers/ directors seeking to develop their own work, to recent graduates who may have produced a short film and are looking to take the next step.

In addition to attending the workshop, attendees will also receive an opportunity to attend Sheffield Doc Fest at a discounted rate.

How to apply

Please apply via email to info@northerndocs.org.uk with:

Applicant name,  DOB, contact details (include residential address)
A short treatment/no more than 500 words, detailing the specified project in development.
Team background and CVs
Links to any relevant examples of previous work

Eligibility:  You must be living in the North of England. We define the North as including: Cheshire, County Durham, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Humberside, Lancashire, Merseyside, Northumberland, North Lincolnshire, Tyne & Wear and Yorkshire.

The workshop will take place Sat 1 & Sun 2 Jun 2019 at HOME in Manchester.

Creative England Colour LogoApplication deadline: Friday, 19 Apr

For further information, please contact info@northerndocs.org.uk

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CLOSED: BBC Three Northern Docs Shorts Scheme

Designed to act as a stepping stone opportunity for talent seeking to develop a career in documentary, two Northern filmmakers received the chance to produce a short ten-minute film for broadcast by the BBC.

You can still view the Terms and Conditions for the scheme here.

UPDATE: check out the winners