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List of projects selected to participate in Artdocfest ADA Pitching 2015


We are happy to announce the list of projects selected to participate in Artdocfest ADA Pitching, during the Artdocfest Festival in Moscow, December 12 to 16, 2015


Results of projects' selection for ARTDOKFEST ADA PITCHING - announcement delayed


Due to the great number of projects submitted for ARTDOKFEST ADA Pitching 2015 in Moscow the announcement of list of selected projects is postponed. We apologize all applicants and kindly ask them to be patient.

The results will be announced on Tuesday, November 10. 

Siberia Doc ADA Meeting - new chapter in ADA's activities in Russia


ADA launches its new project in cooperation with new partner - Siberia Doc organization based in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Siberia Doc ADA Meeting will take place in frames of "Academy of Document - Russia 2015" programme, co-financed by Mnistry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland and by Polish Film Institute.


ADA at Budapest International Documentary Festival


Academy of Documentary Arts representative wiil take part as consultant in training and pitching lab organized in frames of Budapest International Documentary Festival.



ADA launches 4th edition of training and pitching session at ARTDOKFEST Festival in Moscow.


For the fourth time ADA in cooperation with Russian Open Documentary Film Festival “Artdocfest” organizes the training and pitching session and announces the call for projects.


Great Success of Dragon Forum participants at 55th Krakow Film Festival



We are very proud to announce that participants of Dragon Forum were awarded several prizes at the 55th Krakow Film Festival, that ended Saturday, June 6th.


Academy of Documentary Arts at „Cinema Verite” in Teheran


Academy of Documentary Arts is invited to take part in “Cinema Verite” - Iran International Documenatry Film Festival in Teheran ( The Academy will be represented by coordinator of educational projects Adam Papliński, who, together with Iranian film professionals, will take part in the round table devoted to finding sponsors in the field of documentary film.

Polish-Russian Round Table of Co-production


We kindly invite filmmakers interested in topics related to the co-production with Russian film industry topics to take part in the event organized in frames of "Sputnik over Poland" Film Festival.


Dragon Forum 2014 Follow-up and Evaluation Session


We kindly invite participants of Dragon Forum 2014 to take part in the session taht will take place during the “Watch Docs International Film Festival on Human Rights in Film”, on Monday, December 8th, from 11.00 till 14.00.


List of projects selected to participate in Artdocfest ADA Pitching


List of projects selected to participate in Artdocfest ADA Pitching, during the Artdocfest Festival in Moscow, December 10 to 12, 2014. Read.

Only 3 days left to submit projects for ARTDOKFEST ADA Pitching


There's only 3 days left to sumbit projects for documentary pitching held during the ARTDOKFEST Film Festival in Moscow. The training and pitching will take place from December 10 to 12 and the deadline for submissions is December 19, 23.59 Moscow time (UTC +4)

Click HERE to read more.

Call for projects for ARTDOCFEST ADA Pitching continues.


The call for documentary film projects for ARTDOCFEST ADA Pitching in Moscow is still open and continues. The session will be the third edition of this unique event organized jointly by Academy of Documentary Arts and Documentary Film Festival ARTDOKFEST.


Four Corners of Culture - short films workshop. The call extended for projects from three Baltic Countries.



We are happy to announce that the call for entries to short film workshop "Four Corners of Culture" is extended until September, 30, for projects from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.


Four Corners of Culture - warsztaty filmu krótkometrażowego. Nabór przedłużony dla polskich projektów.



Miło nam jest poinformować, że nabór do udziału w warsztatach filmów krótkometrażowych "Four Corners of Culture" zostaje przedłużony dla polskich projektów do dnia 30 września 2014.

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Free streaming of South Eastern European short docs


We are happy to announce a nice initiative of Sarajevo Film Festival that celebrates its 20 years of activities on international film market.

If you are interested in watching short documentaries - read more and... enjoy! 


The 9th Dragon Forum ends successfully!


Report The ninth edition of Dragon Forum – the only international pitching forum for documentary projects in Poland took place at its usual location, the Krakow Film Festival, from 27-31 May.


9. Dragon Forum invites observers!


We kindly invite observes to take part in the sole documentary projects pitching in Poland - Dragon Forum, that will be held from 27th to 31st of May during 54. Krakow Film Festival. Observer status give a great chance to gain the wide knowledge of preparing the script and the production for international documentary market. 

Dragon Forum 2014 Observer accreditation is available at 


Results of the selection for the 9. Dragon Forum!


We are happy to announce the list of 15 projects that have been selected to take part in 9. Dragon Forum. The complete list is available at Congratulations to all authors of selected projects!


List of projects selected for Dragon Forum 2014



Last week call for Dragon Forum projects!


This Friday, April the 4th, the recruitment of your documentary projects for Dragon Forum 2014 Pitching is going to be ended. We remind you that the 9th Dragon Forum 2014 Pitching Session is the integral part of 54. Krakow Film Festival program.

The films selected to participate in Dragon Forum 2014 Pitching can be in different stage of preparation: development, work-in-progress or postproduction. The only condition of submission is interesting and well- prepared documentary film project!

For participation in the sessions of the Dragon Forum we also invited observers. Observer status allows full participation both in a preparatory session and pitching what also gives a chance to meet filmmakers, experts as well as international investors.

At the 9th Pitching Dragon Forum invitation has already positively replied: Hans Robert Eisenhauer (producer), Hanka Kastelicova (HBO Europe), Gennady Kofman (producer, director DocuDays ) .

Dragon Forum 2014 regulations, schedule and on-line submission form are available at

Academy of Documentary Arts and Dragon Forum presentation


On Friday, March 28th at the University of Warsaw will take part the presentation of the activities of the Academy of Documentary Arts and to the only one in Poland - pitching of documentary projects - Dragon Forum, which Is a part of the Krakow Film Festival.

The participants of the presentation will learn what is the Dragon Forum pitching and how to effectively present the idea of the film to the international investors. Organizers – Dorota  Roszkowska (producer) and Adam Papliński (coordinator of the project) – will answer the questions from the audience.

After the presentation, there will be ability to see the film "The Whistle" by Grzegorz Zariczny – the winner of the short film competition at Sundance Film Festival (USA) in 2013. The project of this movie was developed during Dragon Forum in 2008. Production company: Studio Munka – Polish Filmmakers Association. Investors: Polish Television (TVP) and Polish Film Institute.

Dragon Forum (exists since 2005) is an international training program in the field of development and marketing of documentary film, which ending up with pitching of film projects. This year it will be held from  27 – 31 of  May.

More information can be found at:

Address: Uniwersity of Warsaw, CIUW,  Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, room 307

Time: 1.15 p.m.

Call for Dragon Forum 2014 projects continues


There’s only one month left to the deadline for submitting documentary projects for Dragon Forum 2014 Pitching, that will take place in Krakow from May 27th till 31st . The deadline has been extended in order to give the possibility to take part in Dragon Forum consultations scheduled for March 28th.

The new deadline for submitting projects is April 4th. Do not miss this date!

The 9. Dragon Forum 2014 Pitching Session is the integral part of 54. Krakow Film Festival program.

More information can be found at

Consultations for Dragon forum 2014 projects


This year organizers offer to all applicants a unique opportunity to consult their projects with Dragon Forum Experts. They will meet with authors of projects at Warsaw University on March 28th. It will be occasion to make sure if the project is suitable for Pitching and to refine it prior to final submission. The participation in consultation is not the ultimate condition for being selected. Remember that what really counts is only the quality of the project and its European dimension.

Filmmakers willing to consult projects are kindly requested to submit them on line at and then contact for further details. There will be option to resubmit projects again, after consultation, but before the deadline on April 4th of course.

Please note that Selection Committee has rights to refuse to consult the project if it does not match with Dragon Forum quality requirements.

Call for projects for Dragon Forum 2014


We are happy to announce that the call for projects for 9th edition of Dragon Forum during Krakow Film Festival is now open!

Dragon Forum is the sole documentary pitching in Poland and it is organized each year from 2005. The pitching is preceded by 2 days long session consisting in preparation of projects presentation, consultation of trailers and discussing production financial issues. Projects selected for participation will have opportunity to be presented to wide group of renowned decision makers in public and/or during individual meetings. Bests projects participating in Dragon Forum will be awarded by special prizes to help in process of further development. In frames of Dragon Forum, chosen projects will be also promoted at most important international film events in Europe.

We kindly invite authors of projects at different stages of production, from development to work-in-progress. Projects with high co-production potential, focusing on contemporary European topics, will be mostly appreciated.

Projects should be submitted on line at:

The call will last until March 16th. For March 28th the final qualification meeting is scheduled in Warsaw and the announcement of selection results is planned for April 15th. The Dragon Forum 2014 will be held from 27th to 31st of May as part of 54. Krakow Film Festival.

Don’t miss these dates! We are looking forward to read outstanding projects of your future documentaries.

See details, regulations and schedule at

ADA’s pitching in Moscow


ArtDocFest ADA Pitching begins this week in Moscow. The event will last from 3rd to 6th of December during the Documentary Film Festival ArtDocFest. 13 projects have been qualified to this year's Pitching Session. The best one will be awarded with the Dragon Forum Award. More details can be found here:

ADA goes to Poznan!


Academy of Documentary Arts (ADA) will be present in Poznan (Poland) during the 17th International Documentary Film Festival OFF CINEMA. This year's festival will take place in November 20-24. The Academy's presentation will occure in the second day of the event. As it was recently in Szczecin, ADA's experts will talk about their worldwide documentary training activities and projects, including Dragon Forum Pitching at Krakow Film Festival. See you soon in Poznan!

ADA’s new project in Kiev!


The 1st STORYTELLING DOC LAB in Ukraine will take place in Kiev on 14-17th of November 2013. The workshops are being organized by the Academy of Documentry Arts and the International Documentary Film Workshop with support of the Ukrainian State Film Agency and the Polish Film Institute. The main goal of the workshops is to help directors and producers, who work in the field of a documentary film, to build a dramatic composition of their future movie. Please click here, if you want to know all the details.

Dragon Forum projects in Leipzig!


We are very proud to announce that two Dragon Forum films (ADA's most renown pitching project) are being present at the 56th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film - DOK Leipzig 2013. The festival starts on 28th of October and will last till 3rd of November in Leipzig, Germany.

1. "Birdwatching" (Dragon Forum 2013), a film by Katarzyna Trzaska, which has been qualified for the Leipzig Co-Production Meeting among 35 other titles from around the world. 

2. "Deep Love" directed by Jan P. Matuszyński (Dragon Forum 2011). This film will take part in the Young Cinema Competition.

We are very happy for both films and their authors and we wish them good luck at the festival!

ADA at 22. dokumentART in Szczecin


This Friday Academy of Documentary Arts (ADA) will take part in the Industry Zone section at the 22-nd European Film Festival for Documentaries - dokumentART in Szczecin (Poland). The Academy will present her worldwide documentary training activities and projects, including Dragon Forum Pitching at Krakow Film Festival. It will also be a chance to talk about the future of documentary films and a constant need of workshops providing proffessional knowledge and experience for filmmakers willing to tell their stories. Therefore, if you'll be anywhere near Szczecin on September 18, do not hesitate and come meet with us in Kino Zamek, Korsarzy str. 34 in Szczecin at 3 p.m. More details are avaiable under the link.

Academy of Documentary Arts launches Baikal ADA Green Workshop


Academy of Documentary Arts (Warsaw, Poland) and The Baikal International Film Festival for documentary and popular science films “People and Environment" (Irkutsk, Russia) launches new project called "Baikal ADA Green Workshop". This new initiative aims to prepare the background for wide-scale presence of ADA in Russian Federation planned for 2015 - The year of cultural exchange between Poland and Russia. The project is co-funded by Polish Film Institute, Polish Cultural Centre in Moscow and Arkana Studio (Warsaw, Poland)


Academy of Documentary Arts launches 2nd edition of ArtDocFest ADA Pitching in Moscow


The Documentary Film Festival ArtDocFest in collaboration with Academy of Documentary Arts, kindly invites authors of film projects to take part in the Pitching Session that will be held during the ArtDocFest Festival in Moscow, December 1 to 9, 2013.


Pitching Dragon Forum 2013 is over


The international documentary pitching held on 30 and 31 May. It took place during the Krakow Film Festival. Dragon Forum Pitching was preceded by a two-day preparatory session, aimed at the best possible preparation of projects for presentation to a large audience and group of editors and decision makers from Europe's leading broadcasters and representatives of film funds, both Polish and foreign. The day after the pitching took place an evaluation meeting and awards ceremony.


Dragon Forum welcome observers!


Take advantage of the unique opportunity to participate in the only event of this kind in Poland. Observer status allows participation in a preparatory session and the pitching, however, does not allow for the presentation of their own film projects.


More information and observer accreditation form can be found at:

Dragon Forum 2013 Pitching – call for projects is open!


The call for documentary film projects to participate in Dragon Forum 2013 Pitching is now open. The session of Dragon Forum Pitching will take place during The Krakow Film Festival, from Tuesday, 28th of May until Suturday 1st of June. The program will include two days of preparation, two days of Pitching and one day of evaluation and future strategy planning. The Pitching will consist in public presentation of projects in the mornings and individual meetings with investors in the afternoons. We kindly invite filmmakers from around the world to take part in that event in beautiful scenery of former capital of Poland.


Dragon Forum 2013 is launched!


We are happy to open the call for projects to take part in 2013 year edition of Dragon Forum training and pitching. The next year edition overall title will be “Documenting Europe” and applicants’ projects dealing with European themes will be especially favored. We warmly invite filmmakers from around the world who are ready to pick up the gauntlet and face these topics. The call will be open until 17th of February and list of projects selected to participate in Dragon Forum 2013 will be announced in the beginning of March.


Public presentation of projects ended ArtDocFest ADA Pitching


Public presentation of projects took place at the end of ArtDocFest ADA Pitching, in Moscow, on December 13th, 2012. All projects that has been developed and prepared during two days long training session has met with great interest of decision makers from major Russian TV channels.


ArtDocFest ADA Pitching – works on projects continues!


Work on projects continues at the ArtDocFest ADA Pitching, at the Hudozhestvennyi Cinema, in Moscow. The two days long training is intended to prepare participants’ film projects to be presented during the pitching scheduled for December 13th. Five internationally renowned film professionals help to improve and develop 10 documentary ideas brought to Moscow by 17 filmmakers. The best project will receive the Dragon Forum Award guaranteeing participation in Dragon Forum 2013 edition.


Experts at ArtDocFest ADA Pitching


We are happy to announce names of tutors and editors that will take part in the ArtDocFest ADA Pitching. For the first time Russian producers and representatives of TV channels will work together with European experts. Professionals from 5 Russian TV channels and Polish TV has confirmed the will to attend the event. The special guests are also expected. Full list and daily schedule is available at

Projects for ArtDocFest ADA Pitching selected!


International Selection Committee announced the list of 10 documentary film projects that will take part in ArtDocFest ADA Pitching. We congratulate authors and are looking forward to seeing them soon in Moscow!


Selection of projects for the ArtDokFest ADA Pitching


Due to the big amount of projects submitted for ArtDocFest ADA Pitching in Moscow, the announcement of selection results is postponed. The selection committee apologize for the delay. Results will be posted soon on ADA website and information to participants will be sent by e-mail.

Flahertiana ADA Workshop – the work on participants’ projects continues!


Since three days, Academy of Documentary Arts experts, work with participants of Flahertiana ADA Workshop on their projects.


Projects for Flahertiana ADA Workshop selected!


International Selection Committee announced the list of 10 documentary film projects that will take part in Flahertiana ADA Workshop. We congratulate authors and are looking forward to seeing them soon in Perm!


Call for projects for Flahertiana ADA Workshop


Academy of Documentary Arts calls for documentary film projects for Flahertiana ADA Workshop. The deadline of submissions is scheduled for September 18, 2012. The selection results will be announced on September 20, 2012.


Academy of Documentary Arts launches Flahertiana Workshop


Flahertiana Academy of Documentary Arts (ADA) Workshop, formerly called Flahertiana Dragon Forum Doc Workshop, is an educational seminar intended for documentary producers and film directors. It is organized together by Flahertiana Festival, Perm Cinematheque and Academy of Documentary Arts with the support of Ministry of Culture, Youth and Mass Communications of Perm region. The session will be held during the Flahertiana Film Festival, in Perm, Russia from September 12 to 16.