The second session will take place within East Doc Platform, online (March 6-17, 2021).
East Doc Series is a new activity responding to the emerging trend and new genre in high demand: the documentary series. The activity is designed to provide necessary feedback and know-how from film professionals and creators to filmmakers in Central and Eastern Europe, where the formats of docu-series is growing in popularity among audiences.
We are looking for new docu-series projects coming from the region in order to help them to reach international markets. The programme is structured in the form of three connected events hosted at three different European film markets over the period of 2020/2021, providing continuous support to selected projects. The East Doc Series programme aims on creating opportunities for documentary series, offering feedback and consultations with experienced producers and broadcasters, help with development of docu-series, finding the story arch, offering ideas on various platform differences and formats (creating series for TV and digital platform), as well as to develop a missing meeting points for televisions, VoD platforms and filmmakers of the serialized factual content and provide space for networking in order to meet possible partners, financiers and co-producers, preparation of pitch package and presenting the pilot.
The programme connects three European documentary markets and addresses different issues of documentary series production:
1st session: “Episode 1: The Pilot” – Baltic Sea Docs, Riga, Latvia (September 2 & 7 – 8, 2020, online session)
2nd session: “Episode 2: The Pitch” – East Doc Platform, Prague, Czech Republic (March 6 – 12, 2021)
3rd session: “Episode 3: The Market” – Sunny Side of the Doc, La Rochelle, France (June 21 – 24, 2021)
Sergei Trofimov - East Doc Series Coordinator