Doc Hothouse: Innovating web documentaries

Do you have a great idea for an interactive webdocumentary? Are you looking for the expertise to develop your project to a successful webdoc? Do you wonder how you can put your project on the market? Are you looking for funding? During WEBDOX – Doc Hothouse you will discover how to successfully blast your interactive documentary idea into the market and how to funding for your research. 

First up Doc Hothouse takes place on October 10 – 12, perfectly timed during the Ghent Film Festival, is a three-day development lab where you can build your interactive web documentary idea into a technically strong concept, supported by a tight business model and distribution strategy.

The best ideas will be developed to projects ready for production. The primary goal of Doc Hothouse is to help participants find a commercial strategy and business model and to help them to get financial support for their research. This is done through several methods such as lateral thinking and brainstorming sessions, individually and via group sessions.

The highlight of Doc Hothouse is a pitching session where the teams present their projects to each other and to the mentors.  The teams receive useful feedback on the creative and business potential of their ideas and how to get funding for their research.

During Doc Hothouse you will discover how to successfully blast your interactive documentary idea into the market and how to get funding to help you with your research.


To add to this, to get to know the feel and contents of Doc hothouse, you can also attend the Mini Doc Hothouse on September 30 and meet with Sharon Daniel, an inspiring award-winning documentary artist, professor in digital arts and activist.  Daniel’s work has been exhibited internationally at museums and festivals all over the world and has been awarded the prestigious Rockefeller/Tribeca Film Festival New Media Fellowship and honored by the Webby Awards. Her essays have been published in several books and professional journals, making this an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed!

Click here for more info about both events, including an early bird ticket offer which ends tomorrow!