TV PROGRAMMEDepartment / Unit TV

Children's Documentary Series

"Rune-DancingToTheTop”, VRT, Belgium

The Eurovision Youth Documentary Exchange is a production of high-quality, original, true-life documentaries for an audience of 10 to 12 year olds.

A theme is chosen each year. This year's theme is "I Can Do It": Children showing courage. The main character is an active participant in the unfolding drama of his life, and the story is told in the child’s own words.

These are stories of universal appeal through which the viewer will also catch a glimpse of the diverse national cultures of Europe and the Middle East.

Created over 20 years ago, the exchange series is based on the principle of ‘make one, take all’, i.e. each broadcaster produces one episode and receives the others for free. The only other cost is a contribution to a central budget covering the costs of the executive producer and EBU coordination.

Programmes in distribution: the series from previous years are available for sale. Please contact the EBU for further information.


Participation shedule 2017

  • January : Deadline to confirm participation, selection of a national Director / Producer, submission of 2 story proposals
  • February: Submission of 2 story proposals
  • April: Production Meeting with the Executive Producer / Final treatment available
  • May - June: Production and Post Production phases
  • September: Rough Cuts Meeting
  • October: Delivery of films to the EBU (screening + broadcast versions)
  • November - December: Screening and exchange of films

Additional information on format

  • Stories for Children aged 10 to 12 year olds (but should be suitable for an audience of 8-12 years).
  • Protagonist should not exceed the age of 12
  • Child-centred. The child him/herself shall tell the story in his/her own words

Participation Fee

Between EUR 5,000 and EUR 9,000 depending on the number of participants.

Rights

10 years (as of 31 December of the production year) / exclusive, transferable and worldwide in any language.

Details

Format

Genre

Production status

Format
15' Documentaries

Duration
15’ Documentaries / the number of programmes varies between 6 and 10 programme

Language
National languages with English script International version delivered

Year of production
2017

Delivery
December 2017

Executive Producer
Phillis Fermer (Fermer Film)

Participating Broadcasters
ZDF, CTV, SRF, HRT, NHK, RTS, RTP, VRT, BNT and RTVE

Contact details

Karen Simha
Project Manager
TV
+41 22 717 2885
simha@ebu.ch