East Doc Platform

EDP Awards

The East Doc Platform Award
The Institute of Documentary Film will announce the main EDP prize – East Doc Platform Award associated with the financial support of EUR 7 500 for the best project in development and production. The granted financial support will help the filmmakers in further development of their documentary film.
The East Doc Platform Award jury is comprised of Asta Dalman (SVT - Sveriges Television AB), Luisa Schwamborn (NEW DOCS) and Jane Mote (Whicker's World Foundation). The winner will be announced during the EDP closing ceremony on March 17, 2021.

The Golden Funnel
The award is granted to one of the projects that took part in the year-long Ex Oriente Film workshop and underwent the most significant development. The winning project is honoured with EUR 1 000. The granted financial support should help the filmmakers in further development and international promotion of their emerging documentary film. The jury members are Ex Oriente Film workshop lead tutors Mikael Opstrup, Iikka Vehkalahti, Filip Remunda and Ivana Pauerová Miloševičová.

Ex Oriente Fine Cut Award
Ex Oriente Film project selected by the workshop lead tutors will receive consultations on their rough cut worth 3.000 Euros with renowned film editor.

Cut thru the Noise Award
Award will be given to one of the Ex Oriente Film participants-teams, which make the most progress over the course of the workshop in terms of fist-package preparation. Shortlist of candidates will be put suggested by the program lead tutors. Awarded team will receive tailor-made consultancy on the release, distribution and sales strategy. Project will be selected by Andrea Hock, Head of Sales of Autlook Filmsales and Mirjam Wiekenkamp, Founder and Manager of international projects at NOISE PR.

Czech TV Co-production Award
Markéta Štinglová, Manager of International Content Projects Centre of the public broadcaster Czech TV, the General Media Partner of the Institute of Documentary Film, will announce the winner of the Czech TV Co-production Award. The award presents a financial investment of 150 000 CZK and a subsequent co-production deal. The jury consists of the Czech TV representatives: Markéta Štinglová, Manager of International Content Projects Center, Petr Morávek, Head of Production Department Documentary and Educational Programmes, and Věra Krincvajová, Chief Editor of Documentaries, Film Center.

Current Time TV Director’s Award
Current Time TV, a 24-hour Russian language television and digital news network aimed at audiences in Russia, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, and around the world, produced by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) in cooperation with the Voice of America (VOA) will award a director of the most relevant and actual project for Current Time with a prize money of 3 000 USD. This award does not constitute any co-production or distribution deal and doesn’t bind the granted director to sell any rights for the film to Current Time TV in exchange for the award.

HBO Development Award
HBO Europe, the General Partner of the Institute of Documentary Film will award one of the projects selected to the East Doc Platform 2021 the HBO Europe Development Award worth EUR 2 000. The award will be presented by Hanka Kastelicová, the Executive Producer of Documentaries HBO Europe. This award does not constitute any co-production or distribution deal and doesn’t bind the granted director/producer to sell any rights for the film to HBO in exchange for the award.

IDFA Spotlight Award
This special award shines the spotlight on talented filmmakers and promising documentary projects. Head of IDFA Industry Adriek van Nieuwenhuijzen together with East Doc Platform guest juror Maëlle Guenegues (CAT&Docs) will award one winner with free travel and accommodation during IDFA 2021, alongside accreditation to the festival, its markets, and talent development activities.

Sunny Side of the Doc Prize
The 32nd edition of the international marketplace for documentary and narrative experiences to be held online and in La Rochelle from 21 to 24 June is delighted to provide industry support and two complimentary accreditations to the creative team behind one project presented in the framework of East Doc Forum 2021. #StorytellingMatters This shared conviction will be the central theme to all Sunny Side of the Doc events in 2021, helping bring to light people, stories and actions which question, engage and impact globally.

DOK Leipzig DOK Co-Pro Market Award and DOK Preview Award
DOK Leipzig is happy to present two awards. One project will be selected for fast-forward participation in the 17th DOK Co-Pro Market. The project will have the chance to present itself to around 80 decision makers in prescheduled individual meetings in October 2021. DOK Leipzig is looking also for one project for the DOK Preview presentation, highlighting the best late-stage projects from different training initiatives ready to hit the international market. Both prizes include participation fees and free festival accreditation for two representatives of each project. The award will be selected by Roland Löbner, DOK Film Market Coordinator.

DocsBarcelona Award
In cooperation with the DocsBarcelona, one of the projects presented at the East Doc Forum is selected for the Speed Meetings at the 2021 DocsBarcelona. The meetings will be arranged previously depending on financers and projects preferences. The award enables the filmmakers to additionally present their project to the international decision makers and thus soon follow up on and broaden the deals and cooperation initiated at East Doc Platform. The project will be selected by Mikael Opstrup.  

DAE Pitch Talent Encouragement Prize
Documentary Association of Europe is bringing to East Doc Platform the DAE Pitch Talent Encouragement Prize. The award consists of two free memberships for 12 months, valued at 100 € each and a bespoke mentoring sessions with a DAE member, depending on the needs of the project team. 

Pitch the Doc Award
One of the projects presented at the East Doc Platform will receive Pitch the Doc Award, a prize given to boost the progress of the credited project, providing it with dedicated curation and support in building the international recognition. Consultation, valued at EUR 500, will be held by an expert associated with Pitch the Doc platform, and must take place within 6 months of the Award announcement. The Award will be presented by the platform founders, Katarzyna Szarecka and Adam Papliński.

Zdeněk Blaha, Manager: zdenek@dokweb.net

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