Submissions Closed for DOKUDOC and HIM Open Calls

The Dokudoc festival's 12th edition, scheduled for September 14-17, 2023, at the Maribor Puppet Theatre, has received 38 producer applications for its open call. Despite lacking support from the Slovenian Film Center and the Municipality of Maribor, the organizing team remains resolute in providing an exceptional program, thanks to the generous backing of individuals and organizations that recognize the festival's value and appreciate the dedication of twelve years of effort. Your support is welcomed at the following link: 

Additionally, the call for Heritage in Motion, an initiative active since 2012, concluded on July 10. This year's edition, rejuvenated after a one-year pause, is organized in collaboration with the European Museum Academy and the Forum of Slavic Cultures, alongside the organization Mitra, which also oversees the DOKUDOC festival. The call received 28 applications, each vying for awards in the categories of "New digital experiences," "Virtual and augmented reality," "Audiovisual heritage," and "Heritage Schools” intended for high school and student filmmakers.

The HIM international jury consists of:

Erik Hogenboom, former editor in chief at the Diversity Department of Dutch public broadcaster NTR, had an extensive career coordinating various international co-productions and media awards focusing on diversity themes in the Dutch multicultural society and beyond until 2021.

Amilcar Vargas, PhD in Society and Culture, is the World Heritage Manager at Casa Batlló in Barcelona, promoting the monument's Outstanding Universal Value and achieving over 25 international awards, including the Best Achievement Award at the Heritage in Motion Awards 2021.

Maja Malus Azhdari, a sociologist, director, producer, film selector for International Documentary Film Festival Dokudoc. Since 2019 she is an active member of consortium Film in Maribor that are developing city cinema in Maribor, Slovenia. She was director of public institution Youth Cultural Centre Maribor (2015-2020) and she is president of non governmental organisation Mitra, association for development of audiovisual culture and intercultural dialog.

The announcement of the winners is scheduled for September 5, with a prestigious award ceremony taking place on September 15 in Timisoara, Romania. A dedicated segment of the DOKUDOC festival will also honor the distinguished winners of the HIM call.