One World Romania 11 invites you to CIVIL SOCIETY PITCH in Bucharest!

CALL 4Projects and CALL 4Filmmakers for CIVIL SOCIETY PITCH, 3rd edition

Registration deadline: 16 February 2018.


One World Romania International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival invites human rights activists and filmmakers from Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Republic of Moldova to participate to the third edition of CIVIL SOCIETY PITCH that will take part in Bucharest, between 16-18 March 2018, during the anniversary 11 years edition of the festival (16-25 March 2018).






CIVIL SOCIETY PITCH is a pitching forum for human rights issues to be converted into documentary films. It is an innovative initiative that seeks to create mixed teams of professionals from the documentary film industry and civil society in order to encourage new creative films that document local realities from Romania, Republic of Moldova Bulgaria and Hungary. During the previous two editions, we worked with 23 civil society projects and 32 filmmakers and we awarded a 4 000 Euro prize for development and production to two winning teams.

For 2018, we extend our pitching, matchmaking & accelerating programme to participants from Bulgaria, Hungary and Republic of Moldova. The entire workshop will be conducted in English.


The workshop’s programme includes a How to Pitch seminar organized by experts from the industry in order to help NGO’s representative to prepare their pitches.


The workshop tutors are:

Rada Šešić – documentary film director, programmer for the most important Dutch documentary film festivals – IDFA Amsterdam and IFFR Rotterdam and main programmer of Sarajevo Film Festival Documentary Competition Programme

Maciej Nowicki – Vice President of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights in Poland and director of WATCH DOGS International Film Festival in Warsaw



16 February 2018: registration deadline for human rights activists

16 February 2018: registration deadline for filmmakers

28 February 2018: public announcement of the participants selected for the workshop

16-18 March 2018: CIVIL SOCIETY PITCH workshop in Bucharest – How to Pitch seminar, Pitching and Speed dating sessions, during One World Romania International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, 11th edition

April – September 2018: acceleration phase for documentary projects

October – November 2018: follow-up event and work-in-progress presentations with the teams formed after the workshop in March and the awarding of the Civil Society Pitch 2018 prize.


For participants outside of Bucharest, One World Romania will offer up to 3 nights of accommodation and subsistence. Participants will have to cover the transport costs. 


Contact: Tudorița Șoldănescu/ +40 0733.738.202/


Organizer: One World Romania 


Partners: Balkan Documentary Center, VERZIO International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Budapest, European Documentary Network (EDN).