Belgrade March Debut Workshop

Martovski Festival is launching a new workshop for the development of feature, documentary, animated and experimental film projects by auteur and producers with no feature film produced so far. By timely consideration of film expression from the aspect of directing, production and placement, an international team of experts will aim to develop the potential of six to eight selected film projects and provide support for the professional affirmation of first- time filmmakers.
The director-producer teams, the two best projects chosen by the tutors, will win a grant for professional development and project development.

Jovana Nikolić, producer (Prababa produkcija, RS)
Andrijana Stojković, director and producer (All Inclusive Films, RS)
Sari Volanen, TV Editor (New Cinema YLE, FI)
Barbara Dukas, director (Drama ISFF, GR)

Time: 21-24 April 2021, 67th/68th Martovski Festival
Venue: Belgrade Youth Center


Application Requirements

Applications are open to all auteurs from Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Northern Macedonia and Albania, who have not made a feature film so far and who submit the
following project documentation in English for the competition: cover page with the title and contact details of the project leader, logline, synopsis, script, or treatment (in the case of a documentary), director’s statement, producer’s statement, bios of the screenwriter and director, the production company profile, preliminary time schedule, budget and financing plan, mood pictures/mood board/teaser and link to previous works.

The working language of the workshop is English. Registration is free.

The application deadline is April 5, 2021.

Applications should be submitted by sending complete documentation to the following email addresses at the same time: and The festival can provide 6 partial grants in the form of accommodation for workshop participants. The participants bear the costs of food and transportation. Participants who want to apply for the mentioned scholarship need to indicate this in the application.

When You Forget July / Sara Radusinović & Marijana Gudelj (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Truth, Lies and Pizza: Part One / Aleksandar Ivanović (Serbia)
The Lark / Katarina Krstić & Tanja Zeba (Serbia)
Carlito / Ivana Janošev (Serbia)
Cats / Danilo Stanimirović & Ikonija Jeftić (Serbia)
Pockets Full of Stories / Elena Hristova & Sara Ferro (North Macedonia)
House Has Horns / Stefan Tomić & Monika Milanović (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
When The Morning Dawns / Karmen Obrdalj & Nikola Đaković (Bosnia and Herzegovina)