East Silver

East Silver Awards

Additional support for circulation, networking and further financing opportunities comes via partnerships with key organizations, broadcasters, festivals and markets. These awards and partnerships connect the professionals attending the East Silver with Western audiences and professionals.

Silver Eye Award
East Silver international juries (composed of international buyers, sales agents and festival selectors) award the best documentary films from East Silver Market with the Silver Eye Award in two main categories (short and feature-length documentary). The aim of the award is to support directors with innovative approach, authors of films that create social impact, filmmakers, who has the courage to open discussion on serious topics, and creators offering unique point of view.
The winner in each category receives a trophy award, a cash prize of 2 500 €, and a year-long festival distribution service at East Silver Caravan.

East Silver Market Award
In cooperation with the Krakow Film Festival (KFF), we award the East Silver Market prize to one of the Polish projects presented at the KFF Industry Docs to Go. The award ensures the selection of this film for the East Silver Market and accreditation.

East Silver Caravan Award
Throughout the year, in collaboration with partner festivals and film markets (Beldocs, Doc Ireland, AJB Doc ext), we award East Silver Caravan prizes to projects with high festival potential. The awarded title will receive one year of festival support - we will collaborate on the festival strategy, recommend the film to the festival selectors around the world and do all the festival submissions for free. 

East Silver Shorts Award
The best short film project presented at the Short Pitch at Millennium Docs Against Gravity event receives the DAE - Documentary Association in Europe Talent Encouragement Award.
The DAE Award consists of a free one-year membership for the director(s) and producer(s) and a tailor-made consultation with DAE Senior Consultants. The Award is a talent promotion award and offers access to the European documentary community.

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