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East Doc Platform

Call for Entries

The 8th edition of the largest meeting place for the international documentary industry in the region of Central and Eastern Europe invites filmmakers and producers of documentary projects – including shorts – in any stage of development, production and post-production.

When: March 9 – 15, 2019
Where: Prague, Czech Republic
Deadline for application: November 12, 2018

More information and the application HERE
Call press release package to download HERE
The list of CEE countries eligible for submissions HERE

FEATURE-LENGTH PROJECTS in the development / early production stage are invited to the 18th edition of the East Doc Forum – the oldest and largest central pitch in the region. More than 170 documentary films have been completed with the direct support of the East Doc Forum, including such international hits as Over the Limit, When the War Comes, Sofia’s Last Ambulance, Ukrainian Sheriffs, The Russian Job, Domino Effect or Rabbit à la Berlin. The pitch is preceded by a 5-day preparatory workshop and followed by two days of feedback round tables and one-on-one Meetings.

The East Doc Market offers the opportunity to meet with over 100 international funders, broadcasters, distributors, sales agents and festival representatives interested in FEATURE-LENGTH PROJECTS in late production and post-production. Over the course of two days, more than 500 pre-booked one-on-one meetings take place.

Projects with innovative technologies and new storytelling ways used for an immersive, transmedia or interactive storytelling are invited to find partners at the East Doc Interactive. The 5-day preparatory workshop and Interactive pitch is an integral part of the Forum. The projects receive feedback and attend one-on-one meetings over the following days.

For the second time, shorts are invited to the East Doc Platform. Up to six projects in late production/post-production stage will be selected for the East Doc Shorts pitch and take part in the Market meetings.

Within the East Doc Platform programme, one event is dedicated only to Czech documentary projects. During the presentation Czech Docs... Coming Soon, five upcoming feature documentaries will be introduced to an audience of the invited representatives of leading film festivals (FID Marseille, DOK Leipzig, Nordisk Panorama, IFF Rotterdam, IFF Sarajevo, Toronto IFF), sales agents, distributors and to the wide public.

Selected projects are also eligible to for the East Doc Platform Award. The East Doc Platform Jury awards the best project in development and production with the East Doc Platform Award and EUR 7,500 for further development of the documentary film.

For more information, please contact: Zdeněk Blaha / Manager: zdenek@dokweb.net

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