Travel Bursary Scheme Announced

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The arab.european Documentary Convention (aDC) will be awarding a limited amount of travel bursaries to eligible persons from the Arab region, who wish to participate in the convention following a competitive selection process.

“We know from experience that affording travel and accommodation is among the major obstacles  that bar professionals from the Arab region from the opportunity to attend conventions and festivals such as the aDC in Europe. This is why with the establishment of this scheme we want to ease the pressure and offer some form of support. In 2018 the support will be limited but we hope we can continue growing the scheme for future editions.” Marion Schmidt, aDC Manager

The aDC bursary scheme is specifically designed to supplement travel for independent documentary professionals from the Arab region that do not reside in the city where the aDC takes place. It is directed at persons who with their contribution can enrich the aDC, as well as benefit from attending the convention for their future career development.

The call for applications opens on Thursday, March 8th.

Full details about the bursary scheme, selection process and how to apply are available here.

Location of aDC’18 announced

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We are happy to announce that the first-ever arab.european Documentary Convention will take place in the beautiful city of Leipzig  at the Mediencampus Villa Ida. Leipzig has a long tradition of hosting documentary-related events and is the home to the oldest and one of the largest documentary film festival in the world, Dok Leipzig, a partner of aDC’18.

Leipzig is Germany’s tenth most populous city and is located around 160 kilometres southwest of Berlin and has since reunification become one of the most livable cities in Germany. Leipzig has a rich and diverse cultural life and a history of political action and resistance. Most prominently known for the non-violent Monday-Demonstrations against the regime of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) that contributed to the fall of the Berlin Wall that marked the end of the GDR regime.

You will find all information you need to plan your stay in the MORE ADC section on the website.