CIRCLE Fiction Orbit 2024 – Call for Projects

CIRCLE Fiction Orbit 2024 – Call for Projects

We are excited to announce that the call for projects for CIRCLE Fiction Orbit 2024 is officially open.

After last year’s success CIRCLE is launching the second edition of its tailor-made program in the fiction film industry. Built on the methodology and philosophy of CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator, Fiction Orbit is an intensive one-week workshop which aims to support directors and producers who are developing their second or third fiction feature film.

CIRCLE is looking for 10 women and non-binary (second or third-time) directors and producers with strong feature-film projects in development to apply for this initiative. Hurry, as deadline closes 21st June.

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be a women and non-binary
  • To be screenwriter, director or producer
  • To have at least one feature film completed
  • Only projects with a producer attached are eligible
  • Directors can participate alone or together with their producer or screenwriter

Fees & Scholarship

The participation fee (1700€ per person) covers mentorship, accommodation and meals, as well as a variety of offers by our partners. If the producer and the director participate, both have to pay the fee.

CIRCLE may allocate one scholarship (covering 50% of the tuition fee) for participants from low capacity countries in need.

About CIRCLE Fiction Orbit

Fiction Orbit is an intensive one-week workshop which aims to support directors and producers who are developing their second or third fiction feature film. During the workshop, a carefully selected group of filmmakers will work with leading experts to advance their projects and identify their needs based on solidarity, knowledge exchange and a hands-on mentality. Selected participants will receive feedback on their script, legal aspects and production options, including the best strategic choices and psychological support during their creative process.

Bianca Oana (award winning producer and screenwriter) is the Head of Programme for CIRCLE Fiction Orbit. The workshop will take place at the end of November 2024 in Montenegro.

Apply Now

Timeline of application process:

Call opens:
20 May 2024

Submission deadline:
21 June 2024

Announcements of results:
November 2024

Contacts & Socials

For more information, visit our website or find us on Facebook or Instagram. We look forward to receiving your applications! If you have any questions, please contact


Since 2018, CIRCLE has supported more than 70 women-identifying directors and producers. Films developed in the Accelerator framework have gone on to achieve great success, launching the careers of their authors and making a mark on the international festival circuit.

Partners of the program include: International Emerging Fi;m Talent Association (IEFTA), CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator is co funded by Creative Europe MEDIA and is supported by: When East Meets West Co-pro Forum, Cannes Docs, Marché du Film, Film Centre of Montenegro, Documentary Association of Europe (DAE), Cineuropa, TIFF – Agora Docs, European Women’s Audiovisual Network (EWA), EFM Toolbox Programmes (European Film Market), FestivalScope Pro, Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, City of Novi Sad, CED – MEDIA Office Croatia, CED – MEDIA Office Slovenia, Motovila, CED MEDIA Office Serbia, City of Novi Sad, IDM Südtirol Alto Adige, Kulturni Centar Novog Sada and EURODOC.