East Silver

2019 Edition Details

Focus: Completed films

Open to: Creative documentaries from the region of Central and Eastern Europe, tackling contemporary topics, challenging genre and media boundaries and audience participation. We welcome films that set out to conduct intense and engaged experiences and to change the way we think about topical issues, audiences, ways of storytelling and the world itself. This call is open for completed documentaries produced/co-produced in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. Only films that have not been previously submitted for East Silver market are eligible.

Application deadline:
Submission deadline for films produced in 2018: March 31, 2019
Submission deadline for films produced in 2019: May 31, 2019
Submission deadline for projects in rough cut stage: July 31, 2019

(Applying is free of charge, applying is possible through the online application form)

How: Submit your documentary via our online ENTRY FORM

We accept online screeners (Vimeo, YouTube etc.), which must be available till Sep 30, 2018. In case you didn’t included online link to your film in the submission form, please send 2 DVD screeners with English subtitles / English voiceover, with trailer and any additional press and promo materials (if available) to:  Institute of Documentary Film / East Silver, Stepanska 14, 110 00 Prague, Czech Republic

East Silver Market

East Silver is the first documentary market which supports producers and distributors from Central and East Europe. Each year, about 300 films from more than 29 countries are included in the market. The 16th edition of the East Silver Market takes place at the 23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival in October 24 – 29, 2019, Jihlava, Czech Republic.

East Silver database – an essential referral spot for East European docs
The easy-to-navigate online database at presents the most recent Eastern European documentary production, gathered at one place and searchable in our up-to-date archive of titles with full film credits and trailers.

Online streaming for professionals – a year-long access to East European titles
Easy-to-navigate online streaming at allows producers to make their titles available to festival selectors, distributors, TV buyers and other film professionals throughout the year from everywhere in the world.

East Silver Caravan – a supporting tool for documentary screenings at festivals
East Silver Caravan promotes East European documentary films at important international film festivals and markets. Our nomad showcase of Eastern European documentary selection reaches over 130 prestigious international film festivals and markets.  

Silver Eye Award 2019
Picking the nominees from 2019 East Silver Market submissions, East Silver international jury (comprising of international buyers, sales agents and festival selectors) awards the best documentary films with the Silver Eye Award. The total of 22 films competes in 2 main categories (short and featrue length documentary). All winners are granted with prize money of EUR 2 500.

Zdeněk Blaha / Manager:
Walter Nagy /  East Silver Caravan:

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