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DocCelerator Galway 29-30 September 2022

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DocCeleratorGalway is a 2-day online Documentary story and script development programme. If you are a documentary maker wanting a more focused story and a clearer dramaturgical structure for your project this format is for you. The workshop will help you define and develop the key structural narrative elements of your film.

In association with Paradiddle Pictures and the BAI Sectoral Learning and Development Fund MEDIA Office Galway will host an online DocCelerator workshop on 29 and 30 September 2022.

This workshop is for six selected filmmakers or teams with a project currently in development. It consists of a number of plenary sessions, where the selected participants get comprehensive feedback on their projects. It also includes four precise exercises that the tutors provide, in order to make the selected projects advance in a more focused way. After the workshop the participants will get one individual follow up session, in order to provide further feedback on their projects as they progress with the story development.

The DocCeleratorGalway workshop is led by Geoffrey Smith and Ove Rishøj Jensen. It is recommended that you take part in DocCelerator as a team of producer and director or other key creative team member. We accept 2-3 participants per project.

As a participant in DocCeleratorGalway you will get:

*detailed feedback on how to focus your story

*input to a stronger narrative structure

*tools for better shaping storylines and emotional arcs

*methods for developing a stronger dramatic drive.

During the two working days of DocCeleratorGalway, you will as a participant join a number of online plenary sessions. Here you will have script writing methods introduced and receive feedback on your project. In addition, you will also work with concrete writing assignments accelerating a focused story development for your project. When the two-day workshop is completed, you will have learned a method for story development, which you can also apply for the future development of new projects.The essence of DocCeleratorGalway is to invest in the development in order to save on the production.

How to Apply

Please send your project presentation including:

  • Synopsis – half a page
  • Treatment and early reflections on the narrative – 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.

In order to submit your project please write DocCelerator and your project title in the subject line and email your application to MEDIA Office Galway by 18th August 2022. If you need further information or have questions before applying please email MEDIA Office Galway.

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