About East Doc Forum
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 300 documentary films have been completed with the direct support of the East Doc Forum, including such internationally successful titles as Something Better to Come, A New Shift, Over the Limit, When the War Comes, Sofia’s Last Ambulance, Village Without Women, Ukrainian Sheriffs, The Russian Job and Brothers.
When: March 26 - 31, 2022
Presentation: March 30, 2022
Where: Prague, CZ
The East Doc Forum is preceded by a 4-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 19 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.
Below (dir. Timo Novotny, prod. Sebastian Rieker, AT, DE)
Dissenters and Madness (dir. Sergey Gindilis, prod. Yevgeniy Gindilis, RU, DE)
5 Pills Away (dir. Karolina Domaglaska, prod. Katarzyna Ślesicka, PL, DE)
Pianoforte (dir. Jakub Piątek, prod. Maciej Kubicki, PL)
Scarecrows (dir. Laila Pakalnina, prod. Uldis Cekulis, LV, LT)
The Other One (dir. Marie-Magdalena Kochová, prod. Aleš Hudský, CZ, SK)
Velvet Generation (dir. Ivana Hucíková, prod. Monika Lošťáková, Jakub Viktorín, SK, CZ)
The East Doc Forum selection includes 12 Ex Oriente Film projects:
Fakir (dir. Roman Ďuriš, prod. Simona Bago Móciková & Radka Babincová, SK)
Baltic UXO (dir. Alexander Belinski. dir. & prod. Agne Dovydaityte, prod. Dagne Vildziunaite, LT)
From 0 to 8 (dir. Danilo Cekovic, prod. Mario Adamson & Sergio Ayala, SE, RS)
Hunting the Invisible (dir. Johana Ožvold, prod. Jakub Košťál & Vratislav Šlajer, CZ, SK)
Last Letters of My Grandma (dir. Olga Lucovnicova, prod. Frederik Nicolai, co-prod. Virgiliu Mărgineanu, BE, MD)
Man of Marble (dir. Szymon Kuriata, prod. Aneta Zagórska, PL)
Nest of Storks and People (dir. Petko Gyulchev, prod. Galina Shtarbeva, BG)
Runaway (dir. Marika Pecháčková, prod. Vít Klusák & Pavla Klimešová, CZ)
Shut the Fuck Up! (dir. Taisiia Kutuzova, prod. Stephane Siohan, co-prod. Olga Beskhmelnitsyna, UA, FR)
The World is Not (a) Mine (dir. Natalia Koniarz, prod. Maciej Kubicki, PL)
Up in the Air (dir. Oksana Syhareva, prod. Oksana Syhareva & Nataliia Pogudina, UA)
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