East Silver

2023 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 130 films are included in the market. The 20th edition of the East Silver Market will take place at the East Doc Platform from March 24-30, 2023.


Focus: Completed films, rough cuts
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 (please see the list of eligible countries) after July 1, 2022, and rough cuts. Only films that have not been previously submitted to the East Silver Market are eligible.

Submission deadline for films produced in 2022 and in final cut stage: January 31, 2023

Applying is free of charge and possible through the online APPLICATION FORM
See the list of eligible countries

We accept online screeners (Vimeo, YouTube etc.), which must be available till February 28, 2023. In case you didn’t include 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 database – an essential referral spot for East European docs
The easy-to-navigate online database 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 2023
Picking the nominees from 2023 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 in 2 main categories (short and feature length documentary). 

VoD Spotlight
A new alternative online distribution for creative documentaries from the East Silver collection, connecting documentary filmmakers and VOD platforms.

Veronika F. Dvořáčková / East Silver Manager:
Nora Särak / East Silver Coordinator:
Sofia Tocar / East Silver Caravan Coordinator:

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