EAST DOC FORUM 2020:
Black Spot Karabash (dir. Olga Delane, prod. Frank Müller, DE, PL)
Burial (dir. Emilija Skarnulyte, prod. Dagne Vildziunaite, LT, NO)
Faces of Taboo (dir. Anna Kryvenko, prod. Yana Kalmykova, UA)
Investigators (dir. Peter Pokorný, prod. Simona Hrušovská, SK, CZ)
New Life (dir. Aleksander Kuznetsov, prod. Rebecca Houzel, FR)
Shaman VS Putin (dir. Beata Bubenec, prod. Vlad Ketkovich, RU)
The Intensive Life Unit (dir. Adéla Komrzý, prod. Pavla Janoušková Kubečková, CZ)
The Last Nomads (dir. Petar Glomazić, prod. Veliša Popović, Biljana Tutorov, ME, RS)
The Visitors (dir. Veronika Lišková, prod. Kristýna Michálek Květová, CZ, NO)
East Doc Forum also includes 12 Ex Oriente Film projects:
The Taste of Celibacy (dir. & prod. Libuše Rudinská, CZ, SK)
Comfortable Century (dir. Jaroslav Kratochvíl, prod. Jaroslav Bláha, CZ, FR)
Elevation (dir. Max Rudenko, prod. Oleksandr Debych, UA)
Goodbye Beautiful (dir. Vladimir Milovanovic, prod. Katarina Stankovic, RS, HR)
How I Became a Partisan (dir. Vera Lacková, prod. Jan Bodnár, SK, CZ)
Kiosk (dir. Daniel Stopa, prod. Małgorzata Staroń, PL)
Lost and Found (dir. & prod. Laurentiu Garofeanu, RO)
Nord Express (dir. Karlis Lesins, prod. Elīna Gediņa - Ducena, Anete Ruperte, LV)
Roma (working title) (dir. Olga Zhurba, prod. Darya Bassel, Viktoriia Khomenko, UA, NL, DK)
The Mothers' Crusade
The Shubert Effect (dir. Aleksander Elkan, prod. Ksenia Gapchenko, RU)
Too Close (dir. Botond Püsök, prod. Melinda Boros, Irina Malcea, RO)
Find the details about the selected projects HERE
Founded in 2001 as the East European Forum, the East Doc Forum has become the region's largest and prestigious pitching forum. Over the past 19 years, the East Doc Forum has hosted more than 800 filmmakers and producers from Central and Eastern Europe and over 300 commissioning editors, independent producers, distributors, film fund representatives and festival programmers from Europe and North America.
Over 180 documentary films have been completed with the direct support of the East Doc Forum, including such internationally successful titles as Something Better to Come, Over the Limit, When the War Comes, Sofia’s Last Ambulance, Village Without Women, Ukrainian Sheriffs, The Russian Job and Brothers.
The East Doc Forum is preceded by a 5-day preparatory workshop that focuses on helping directors and producers finalize their visual material, create a strategy for its sale and distribution, work on their communication and presentation skills, as well as offer participants a series of inspiring lectures, case studies, masterclasses and panels devoted to different aspects of documentary filmmaking in an international setting.
The pinnacle of the East Doc Forum is the central pitch where approx. 21 feature-length projects and docu-series in development/early production (including 12 projects participating in the year-round Ex Oriente Film workshop) are presented to an audience of international decision makers, followed by the pitch at the East Doc Interactive for cross-media projects, and ending in feedback round tables and one-on-one meetings with decision makers.
Projects selected for the East Doc Forum become part of a year-long follow-up support programme that offers filmmakers the opportunity to continue promoting their upcoming films and search for new partners through various delegations to key European documentary film festivals and markets.
Dates (preparatory workshop): March 7-13, 2020
Central pitch: March 12, 9:30 - 14:00
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