Inspiration Workshop 2019


This intensive workshop is an ideal next step for more experienced filmmakers, journalists, and visual storytellers who have already identified a subject for a documentary and, ideally, have started production. During this seven day workshop led by renowned Swedish producer, Hjalmar Palmgren, you will focus on pitching and developing your project proposal and your trailer or sample. You’ll learn how to write and talk about your story to potential funders and organizations by refining your pitch and your trailer with guest industry experts. The workshop will conclude with a public pitching and screening of your doc project at the MOLDOX festival, where your pitch will be judged by  European industry executives who will select three projects to attend prestigious training programs in Europe. You will leave this workshop with a solid foundation that will help you apply with your project for grants, crowdfunding and/or pitching forums. Please bring a laptop with editing software and/or a video camera and your footage.  Note: if you have not started shooting yet, please bring the archival or temporary footage to edit during the class.

Hjalmar Palmgren

Hjalmar Palmgren is a renowned name in the documentary  film industry. He has worked on several famous documentaries such as  ”I Called Him Morgan” which premiered at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival and the 2012 Oscar winning documentary „Searching for Sugar Man”. The films he worked on screened at the most prestigious film festivals around the world including Sundance, Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival,  New York Film Festival, and BFI London Film Festival and many more. Palmgren has a background as Film Commissioner for documentaries at the Swedish Film Institute, Commissioning editor for doc’s on art and culture at Swedish public service broadcaster SVT and director of film funding at the Swedish Film Institute. Nowadays he spends his days as a lecturer, consultant and tutor in his own company Palmgren Vision and as a documentary producer at the newly established production company Docster.


  • Language of instruction: English
  • Application deadline: August 1, 2019
  • Fee: free of charge
  • Number of participants: 6-8
  • Level: Advanced
  • Target group: film professionals from the Republic of Moldova who have experience in the field of  documentary filmmaking

Selection criteria:

  • Age: 18+
  • Nationality: Republic of Moldova

How to apply?

Required documents are:

  • your CV (maximum one page);
  • the participation form, to be completed in English;
  • links from previous projects and a sequence or trailer of the project you are applying with.

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