Young documentary filmmakers from all over the world to arrive in Serbia

At 13th International Student Film Camp ”Interaction” and 8th International Documentary Masterclass ”Interdoc”, 32 young documentary filmmakers from 23 different countries are to participate in documentary film production, attend screenings and lectures on directing creative documentaries and have discussions over various topics in relation to documentary films.   

15 participants – film school students of production, directing, cinematography, sound design and editing from France, Argentina, Algeria, Egypt, Spain, Saudi Arabia, India, Russia, Slovenia, Palestine and Serbia are coming to Serbia on August 11th to take part in the introductory workshop in Belgrade Cultural Center, meet one another and form 3 film crews to shoot documentaries on Women’s Issues within the next 7 days. Guided by some local coordinators, the film crews travel to three different towns in Western Serbia – Čačak, Ivanjica and Užice where they find protagonists and stories for their films. When the shooting is over on August 18th, the participants gather again but this time in Požega where they edit their films and do postproduction within the following 10 days.

Young documentary filmmakers from Poland, the USA, India, Malaysia, Lebanon, Cyprus, Romania, the South African Republic, Mexico, Jordan, the Philippines, Chile and Singapore – 17 students of this year’s masterclass ”Interdoc”, join the camp participants in Požega. Dragan Elčić and Mladen Matičević, two documentary filmmakers from Serbia, are supposed to share with the students their experience in the field of directing documentary films.

Within 3rd edition of the residency program for Serbian artists called IVA – inter_video_action that is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, Mia Ćuk and Slobodan Stošić, two artists from Novi Sad, in collaboration with the young filmmakers are going to work on production of their video works.  

The accompanying program ”Interscreen” that takes place in Požega from August 19th-26th, enables the participants and a broad audience to watch some of the best and awarded documentary films – the ones done by the students selected for this year’s camp, awarded films of some Serbian authors like Mila Turajlić (The Other Side of Everything), Nemanja Vojinović (The Distances) and Srđan Šarenac (Village Without Women) as well as some retrospective films of Živko Nikolić, a master of short documentary. There’s a Q&A post-screening session with the film authors.

During the camp and masterclass, the participants are going to visit Drvengrad and Ovčar-Kablar Gorge. The premiere of the films made at the camp is at Belgrade Cultural Center on August 27th at 9pm.       

For 13 years now, IFC Filmart has been trying to promote young filmmakers and encourage development and production of documentary films among students at film schools. At 12 camps so far, there have been 219 participants from 53 countries and 97 students from 36 countries that have participated in masterclass ”Interdoc”. 44 documentary films have been made and there are 15 awards they have won both in Serbia and abroad.

13th ISFC ”Interaction” is carried out with the support of The Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, Film Center Serbia, City of Čačak, Municipality of Ivanjica and Cinnamon Films production house.

Media supporters: RTS, Danas and

CALL FOR SUBMISSION – 8th International Documentary Masterclass “Interdoc 2018”
Požega (Serbia), from 18th to 28th August 2018

call for submissions

8th International Documentary Masterclass “Interdoc 2018” is going to be organized by the Independent Film Centre “Filmart“, from 18th to 28th August 2018 in Požega (Serbia). From 19th to 26th August 2018, workshops led by eminent professors and directors of documentaries Dragan Elčić (Serbia) and Mladen Matičević (Serbia) are going to be organized. Distinguished Masterclass lecturers will share their knowledge and experience gained from years working as successful documentary films authors. Screening and analyzing of selected documentaries will be included. Through an intensive program of lectures, workshops and screenings, 8th IDM “Interdoc 2018” is inviting participants to improve their theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of art of making documentary films.

During the stay in Požega, mutual accompanying programmes will be organized for the participants of the 8th IDM “Interdoc 2018” as well as for the participants of the 13th ISFC “Interaction 2018”: programme “Interscreen”, excursions, sports and music activities.

who should apply?

Students of film schools, film and TV professionals, and also anyone who wants to find more about creative documentary film has the right to apply for this competition, and they should:

  • speak English fluently
  • submit a fully completed online application form

membership fee for participation at the masterclass

Membership fee is 580 euro per participant and it includes:

  1. Cost of the lectures
  2. Cost of the accompanying activities
  3. Cost of the accommodation in the hostel and food cost :
  • 9 nights in a hostel in Požega / two or three bed rooms (18th – 26th August, 2018)
  • breakfast: 9 meals (19th – 27th August, 2018)
  • lunch: 8 meals (19th – 26th August, 2018)
  • dinner: 9 meals (18th – 26th August, 2018)
  • 2 packed meals (27th August, 2018)
  • 1 night in a hostel in Belgrade / two or three bed rooms (27th August, 2018)
  1. Cost of transportation of the participant on the route from Požega to Belgrade (27th August, 2018)
  2. Cost of organizing the excursions

Membership fee does not include:

  1. Transport costs from Belgrade and back (from the country where the participant comes from)
  2. Belgrade – Požega transport cost (18th August, 2018)
  3. Getting a visa (if one is needed for Serbia)
  4. Costs of international travel health insurance
  5. Additional costs in the hostel

Membership fee can be paid in two instalments by 25th July,  2018 at the latest:

  • 1st instalment: 290 euro – by 25th June, 2018 at the latest
  • 2nd instalment: 290 euro – by 25th July, 2018 at the latest


how to apply?

Applying for the competition is free.

To apply for this competition you should complete and submit the online application form.

Application deadline: 10th June, 2018

The number of participants is limited.

Rules & Regulations of the 8th IDM “Interdoc 2018” [pdf]  you can find here

Online application form of 8th IDM “Interdoc 2018” you can find here

Call for submissions poster for 8th IDM “Interdoc 2018” you can find here

selection of the candidates

After the application deadline, the selection jury will consider the applications, select the candidates and list the names of the participants. The candidates chosen to take part in this year’s masterclass will be informed by e-mail no later than 15th June, 2018.