Submissions open for the Work-in-Progress section dedicated to the industry at OWR #17
2 February 2024


The Work-in-Progress section of One World Romania returns in a new "doc-workshop" format. Open to short and feature-length projects from seasoned and first-time filmmakers alike, the OWR Works-in-Progress is conceived as a program of one-on-one sessions for Romanian documentaries in late production or post-production phase.

Over the course of four days, the selected projects will benefit from the valuable guidance of internationally renowned tutors Dana Bunescu and Tue Steen Müller. The workshop lasts four consecutive days, where there will be two joint meetings with all participants, on the first and last day, and one-on-one meetings with the two tutors.

Participation in the workshop has no fee. The festival does not cover transport and accommodation costs.

Applications are required to provide the following materials in English:

- Treatment (one page)

- Motivation letter for participating in the workshop

- 20-min. excerpt (subtitled in English)

The submissions deadline is March 01, 2024.

NOTE: selected projects will be required to provide additional material in preparation for the workshop, subtitled in English (1-1.5 hour assembly/rough cut)


Dana Bunescu is a Romanian editor and a sound-designer. She studied Physics at the University of Bucharest and Editing, Sound and Animation in the Multimedia Department of the National University of Theatre and Film, Bucharest. As editor and /or sound-designer she collaborated with numerous directors, relevant for the New Romanian Wave as Cristi Puiu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu), Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, Tales from the Golden Age), Calin Peter Netzer (Child’s Pose, Ana, mon amour), Andrei Ujica (The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu), Radu Jude (Everybody in our Family, Aferim!, Scarred Hearts, I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians, Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn). She is the co-author of two documentary movies: The Distance between Me and Me, together with Mona Nicoara and The Chalice. On Sons and Daughters, together with Catalina Tesăr. She was awarded with the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution at the Berlinale 2017.

Documentary Consultant and Critic, Tue Steen Müller worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network). From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy. He also writes reviews at