East Silver

Silver Eye Award

The Silver Eye Award has been granted annually since 2009 to the best East and Central European documentary films in two categories: short and feature documentary film with approx. 11 films in each category. The final decisions are in the hands international juries of film industry professionals, who are picked up for their experience in documentary filmmaking. In 2018 the Award will be again announced at Ji.hlava IDFF.

Evaluation by the juries consisting of sales agents, distributors, alternative distribution channels, VoD and festival representatives brings a strategic advantage to all nominated films, gaining them an excellent opportunity to increase their chances of being distributed across various platforms. The winner in each category receives not only a unique award trophy, but also a prize money of 2 250 € and a year-long festival service of the East Silver Caravan worth of additional 2 250 €.

Silver Eye Award 2018 nominees and juries:
Feature length documentaries:
Rodeo (dir. Raimo Jõerand, Kiur Aarma, Estonia, Finland, 2018)
Are You Sleeping, Brother Jakob? (dir. Stefan Bohun, Austria, 2018)
Bruce Lee & the Outlaw (dir. Joost Vandebrug, Great Britain, Netherlands, Czech Republic, 2018)
Home Games (dir. Alisa Kovalenko, Ukraine, France, Poland, 2018)
A Woman Captured (dir. Bernadett Tuza-Ritter, Hungary, Germany, 2017)
The Distant Barking of Dogs (dir. Simon Lereng Wilmont, Denmark, 2017)
Chris the Swiss (dir. Anja Kofmel, Switzerland, Germany, Croatia, Finland, 2018)
Solving My Mother (dir. Ieva Ozolina, Latvia, 2017)
Genesis 2.0  (dir. Christian Frei, Maxim Arbugaev, Switzerland, 2018)
No Obvious Signs (dir. Alina Gorlova, Ukraine, 2018)
When the War Comes (dir. Jan Gebert, Czech Republic, Croatia, 2018) - WINNER

Short documentaries:
Sisters (dir. Michał Hytroś, Poland, 2018)
Hello, Horse! (dir. Laila Pakalnina, Latvia, 2017)
Talking Soil (dir. Jan Baumgartner, Švýcarsko, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2018)
The Lion Tamers (dir. Marta Pulk, Estonia, 2017)
Eight Images from the Life of Nastya Sokolova (dir. Alina Kotova, Vladlena Sandu, Russia, 2017) - WINNER
Film for Carlos (dir. Renato Borrayo Serrano, Guatemala, Russia, 2017)
Unconditional Love (dir. Rafał Łysak, Poland, 2018)
No! No! No! (dir. Mykola Ridnyi, Ukraine, 2017)
Lembri Uudu (dir. Eeva Mägi, Estonia, 2017) - SPECIAL MENTION
Monologue (dir. Otto Lakoba, Russia, 2017)

Feature length documentaries jury:
Christophe Postic (Lussas Doc, France)
Alex Shiriaieff (B2B Doc, Sweden)
Martin Horyna (KVIFF, Czech Republic)
Csilla Kató (Astra Film Festival, Romania)
Nevena Milašinović (Sweet Spot Docs, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Short documentaries jury:
Philip Ilson (London Short Film Festival, Great Britain)
Stefan Ivančić (Locarno IFF; Non-Aligned Films, Serbia)
Silvia Angrisani (Aquatic Films, Great Britain)
Adele Kohout (DOKfest Munich, Germany)
Kumjana Novakova (Pravo Ljudski, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

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