CIVIL SOCIETY PITCH 2018 means 3 revolutionary days exclusive for professionals at One World Romania 11, 6 months of development, mentoring & collaboration on a documentary project and a 4 000 EUR award offered to the best team with the most convincing project!


Civil Society Pitch is a unique development workshop dedicated to the documentary filmmaking industry in Romania and neighboring countries: Hungary, Bulgaria and Republic of Moldova.

We live in the same region, we face the same dilemmas, we write and talk about the same challenges, but sometimes we simply forget to communicate directly. Civil Society Pitch is all about bringing at the same table filmmakers (documentary directors or producers) and human rights activists/organizations. Some call all this process facilitation, others matchmaking. Regardless of how we choose to call it, we’re preoccupied by one and only thing: we encourage the production of high quality documentaries in the region. Civil Society Pitch offers the perfect environment: foreign tutors with a vast experience in the field, a compact three days’ workshop, 6 months mentoring sessions for developing film ideas and a 4000 EUR award for the best documentary project.


Civil Society Pitch 3 will take place from March 16 to March 18, 2018 at ARCUB. The invited tutors of this year edition are Rada Šešić (documentary film director, programmer for the most important Dutch documentary film festivals – IDFA Amsterdam and IFFR Rotterdam, main programmer of Sarajevo Film Festival Documentary Competition Programme and head of selection for Doku Art Festival in Croatia) and Maciej Nowicki (vice-president of the Helsinki Foundation for Human RIghts in Poland and director of WATCH DOGS International Film Festival in Warsaw).

Join our pitching, dating & accelerating workshop and be ready for the next level!

Contact:  Tudorița Șoldănescu / +40 733 738 202

Civil Society Pitch is organized in partnership with Balkan Documentary CenterVERZIO International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Budapest, and MOLDOX Association in the Republic of Moldova. 

Civil Society Pitch is organized with the support of Banca Transilvania.