Ex Oriente Film

2019 Edition Details



Open to: Creative feature length documentary projects in development and early production, challenging genres, format and media boundaries. We welcome filmmakers who set out to conduct intense and engaging experiences and to change the way we think and see our reality.

During three week-long workshops held over the next nine months, producers and directors gain assistance and advice from more than 30 leading filmmakers and experts in the development of ideas, production, and promotion strategies for their upcoming documentary films.

The deadline (April 19th, 2019) has passed. Thank you for the submitted projects!

Workshop timeline:
1st Session: Find Your Way – Vision, Space and Storytelling
June 20th – June 25th, 2019 (Banská Štiavnica, Slovak Republic)

2nd Session: Production and Story Development
October 24th – October 29th, 2019 (Jihlava, Czech Republic, within Ji.hlava IDFF)

3rd Session: Market, here I am!
March 7th – March 13th, 2020 (Prague, Czech Republic, within East Doc Platform and One World IHRDFF)

Participants: The workshop is open for 12 documentary projects represented by director-producer teams who will attend all the workshop sessions. The workshop is designed for directors and producers coming from Europe with a special attention for Central and Eastern Europe projects (incl. EU acceding and candidate countries, Post-Soviet states and Russia) and/or for creative documentary projects dealing with stories from Central and Eastern Europe.

Participation fee: The participation fee is €2,100 per selected project (includes accommodation, coffee breaks and lunches during all the three workshop sessions for 2 pers.).

Scholarship: Selected participants may apply for a scholarship to cover part of the participation fee associated with the workshop. Applicants must prove that there is no access to scholarships in their own country.

Practical requirements: Directors and producers can only participate with their own creative documentary projects. It is required that all workshop sessions are attended by both the director and the producer. Participants must be proficient in English.
Anna Kaslová - Ex Oriente Film Manager:
Sofia Tocar - Ex Oriente Film Coordinator:

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