The festival in Belgrade with 7 feature documentaries from Europe makes the invited directors work! All of them are obliged to lead a workshop, that has its 7 sessions of two hours. The session takes place the day after their respective films have been shown. The workshoppers are primarily young filmmakers, some from film schools, others with one or two completed works. But also people connected to other art forms or journalism take part. The workshop language is English.
Two other obligations are to be fulfilled. The directors meet with audience for Q & A sessions that can run from half an hour to one and a half hour.
Furthermore no director leaves Belgrade without having made a 1-3 minute visual statement (not necessarily a talking face, a lot of originality has been put into these small films) that answers the question: What is a documentary for me? Including the ones that have been shot during the last days, the collection of doc statements will rise to more than 50. Quite an achievement!