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 7 500 EUR 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 jurors are: Hanka Kastelicová (HBO Max), Thomas Beyer (MDR), Alexandra Derewienko (CAT&Docs). The winner will be announced at the One World Film Festival Closing Ceremony on March 30, 2023.

Ex Oriente Fine Cut Award
Ex Oriente Film project selected by the workshop lead tutors will receive rough cut consultations with renowned film editor  in value of  1 500 EUR.

Cut thru the Noise Award
Award will be given to one of the Ex Oriente Film participating team that makes the most progress over the course of the workshop in terms of their fist-package preparation. Shortlist of candidates will be suggested by the workshop lead tutors. Winning project will be selected by Aleksandar Govedarica, co-founder of Syndicado Film Sales and by Mirjam Wiekenkamp, founder and manager of international projects at NOISE PR.  Awarded team will receive tailor-made consultancy on the project´s release, distribution and sales strategy in the value of 2 000 EUR.

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 1 500 EUR. 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.

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 Max Award
HBO Max, the General Partner of the Institute of Documentary Film will award one of the projects selected to the East Doc Platform 2023 the HBO Max Award worth EUR 2 000. The award will be presented by Hanka Kastelicová, the Executive Producer of Documentaries HBO Max. 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.

Sunny Side of the Doc Prize
The 34th edition of the international marketplace for documentary and narrative experiences to be held online and in La Rochelle from 19 to 22 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 Platform 2023. 
Who watches what docs, where and why? Documentary audiences  will be the central focus to Sunny Side of the Doc 2023, particularly younger viewers who don’t watch traditional television. How to reach increasingly diversified audiences and impact them?

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 19th DOK Co-Pro Market. The project will have the chance to present itself to around 80 decision makers in prescheduled individual meetings in October 2023. DOK Leipzig is also looking 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 Nadja Tennstedt, Director of DOK Industry.

DocsBarcelona Award
In cooperation with DocsBarcelona, one of the projects presented at the East Doc Forum is selected for the Speed Meetings at the 2023 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.  

Docs Ireland Award
In cooperation with Docs Ireland, Ireland’s all island industry-focused documentary festival, one of the projects presented at the East Doc Platform is selected for the meetings at the 2023 Docs Ireland Marketplace. The project team will receive free accreditation passes and two-nights accommodation for 2 persons. The project will be selected by Roisin Geraghty, the festival’s Head of Industry.

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 bespoke mentoring with a DAE member, depending on the needs of the project team.

Pitch the Doc Prize
The Pitch the Doc Prize is given to boost the progress of the credited project, providing it with dedicated curation and support in building international recognition and visibility. Consultation is held by an expert associated with Pitch the Doc and takes place within 6 months of the Prize announcement, following the exposure of the project on Pitch the Doc platform.

Zdeněk Blaha, Manager: zdenek@dokweb.net

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