East Silver

2020 Edition Details


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 17th edition of the East Silver Market takes place at the 24rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival in October 27 –  November 1, 2020, Jihlava, Czech Republic.

Because of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the East Silver Market activities will be organized online this year. The main part of East Silver 2020 will be during the Ji.hlava International Film Festival, from 27 October to November 1, 2020, for accredited film industry members and media professionals only. The films in the market will be available online in our East Silver Videolibrary, which is accessible to industry professionals during the year. On the dates of the festival participating professionals with film in the market could sign-up for the one-on-one meetings, which will be scheduled by the matchmaker. For more information about the meetings, please see here. 

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 2020
Picking the nominees from 2020 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 19 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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