DocCelerator Galway 7-8 October 2020
27 August 2020

DocCelerator Galway 7-8 October 2020

Creative Europe Desk Ireland MEDIA Office Galway and Paradiddle Pictures are now accepting Documentary projects in development for the upcoming DocCelerator Galway. It takes place as an online workshop on October 7-8 2020. Deadline for applying is September 10th 2020.

DocCelerator Galway is an Online Documentary script and development Programme aimed at documentary makers looking for a clearer dramaturgical structure for their project currently in development.  Priority will be given to applications from the Gaeltacht/West of Ireland region.

The DocCelerator Galway programme is for six selected filmmakers or teams with a project currently in development. It consists of a two-day online workshop with a number of plenary sessions, where the participants get comprehensive feedback on their projects. It will also include a number of exercises and individual feedback that the tutors provide to the participants, in order to make their documentary project advance in a more focused way.

The two-day online workshop will take place on October 7-8, 2020, with follow up mentorship in the following month.

As a participant of DocCelerator Galway you will get detailed feedback on your current project in development as well as tools and methods for structuring your documentary story. These tools include how to define more solid narrative arcs, better structure the dramatic evolvement and build stronger character development.

Besides generating creative input, the workshop will save participants many hours of working and much money in production expenses. With the focused narrative construction gained during the workshop, hours of recordings not fitting to the film and many days of expensive editing will be saved. The essence of DocCelerator Galway is to invest in the development in order to save on the production.

The full Workshop Programme is available to download here.

In order to apply to DocCelerator Galway please send your project presentation including:

  • Synopsis – around half a page
  • Treatment and early reflections on the narrative – around a full page
  • A link to selected scenes, character taster or other visual material available
  • An estimated time frame and total budget sum for the making of the film
  • Contact details for the Director and Producer. 

Deadline for applying is Thursday, September 10th 2020.  Please send your application by email to MEDIA Office Galway. You can also contact the Office if you require additional information.

The introductory section of the Workshop from 9.30-11.00am on the morning of October 7th - is open to audiovisual sector generally or to anyone interested in developing Creative Documentaries.  Register for this Open Industry Session here.

The DocCelerator workshop is organized by Creative Europe Desk Ireland MEDIA Office Galway. The tutors of the workshop are Director Geoffrey Smith and Documentary consultant Ove Rishøj Jensen. DocCelerator is a format developed by Paradiddle Pictures.