The Children's Documentary Exchange shares high-quality, original, true-life documentaries for an audience of 10-to-12 year olds.
The main characters of these 15' documentary films show us the unfolding drama of their lives by telling the story from a child's perspective and in their own words. These are stories of universal appeal through which the viewer will also catch a glimpse of the diverse national cultures of Europe. The films are produced on a common theme "I Can Do It": Children showing courage.
Created over 20 years ago, the exchange series is based on the principle of ‘make one, take all’, where each broadcaster produces one episode and receives the others for free. The only other cost a participating country has to bear is a contribution to a central budget covering the executive producer and a part of the EBU's coordination costs.
The series from previous years are available for sale. Please contact Karen Simha for further information.
PARTICIPATION SCHEDULE (2020)
15’ Documentaries. The number of programmes varies between 6 and 10 (or more)
National languages with English script / International version delivered
Year of production
Phillis Fermer (Fermer Film)
BBC Alba, HRT, NHK, RTE, RTP, RTVSLO and ZDF
Between EUR 5’000 and EUR 8’000 depending on the number of participants