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 presented at the East Doc Forum. The granted financial support will help the filmmakers in further development of their documentary film. The winner will be announced at the One World Film Festival Closing Ceremony on March 28, 2024. 

Ex Oriente Fine Cut Award
Ex Oriente Film project selected by the workshop lead tutors will receive rough cut consultations with renowned film editors in value of 2000 EUR.

Cut thru the Noise Award
At the 3rd workshop session held within East Doc Platform 2024, the Ex Oriente Film 2023 participants will be eligible to receive Cut thru the Noise Award. Award will be given to one of the Ex Oriente Film participating teams 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 Christa Auderlitzky managing director of international sales agent and distributor company filmdelights 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 1500 EUR.

The Golden Funnel
The award for the most significant development within the workshop is granted to one Ex Oriente Film workshop participating team awarded 2000 EUR. The financial support should help the filmmakers in further development and international promotion of their documentary film. Project is selected by the workshop tutors Iikka Vehkalahti, Filip Remunda and Ivana Pauerová Miloševičová.

Czech Television 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 represents the licence value of 150,000 CZK and an agreement on the subsequent use of the program by Czech Television. 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.

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 35th edition of the international marketplace for documentary and narrative experiences to be held online and in La Rochelle 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 2024.

DOK Leipzig DOK Co-Pro Market Award
DOK Leipzig is happy to present the DOK Co-Pro Market Award. One project will be selected for fast-forward participation in the 20th DOK Co-Pro Market. The project will have the chance to present itself to international decision makers in pre-scheduled individual meetings in October 2024. The prize includes participation fees and free festival accreditation for two representatives of the selected 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 2024 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.  

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 2024 Docs Ireland Marketplace. The project team will receive free accreditation passes and two-nights accommodation for 2 persons. 

MIA Market Award
One documentary series project will be invited to participate in the MIA International Audiovisual Market in October in Rome, Italy. MIA Market is a hotbed of discussion, debate, and confrontation among the most important international executives. MIA is a destination for the global film and audiovisual ecosystem, conceived as a curated market, a physical and digital space for feature-length films (fiction, animation and documentary), as well for series (drama, documentary, factual and animation). The project will be selected by the MIA Doc & Factual Team.

Millennium Docs Against Gravity Award
Millennium Docs Against Gravity offers an award to a project selected from those presented at the East Doc Forum. The award includes Industry accreditation for 21. MDAG for two team members, as well as accommodation for two nights and a spot at the main pitching session - Progress Pitching Session. The project will be selected by Anna Szczypińska, 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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