East Doc Platform

Call for Entries

The 11th 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 in any stage of development, production and post-production.

When: March 26 – April 1, 2022
Where: Prague, Czech Republic
What: Projects from Central and Eastern Europe
Deadline for application: November 19, 2021

Please, read the Guidelines before you APPLY
Find the list of CEE countries eligible for submissions HERE

FEATURE-LENGTH PROJECTS and FACTUAL SERIES in the development / early production stage are invited to the 21th edition of the East Doc Forum – the oldest and largest central pitch in the region.

More than 300 documentary films have been completed with the direct support of the East Doc Forum, including such international hits as Over the Limit, A New ShiftWhen 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 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, 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.

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 financial support for further development of the documentary film.

For more information, please contact:
Zdeněk Blaha / IDF Programme Director and EDP Manager: zdenek@dokweb.net

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