East Silver is the first documentary market which supports producers and distributors from Central and Eastern Europe. Each year, about 300 films from more than 29 countries are included in the market. The 18th edition of the East Silver Market will take place at the 25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival on October 26 – 31, 2021. You can now submit your films!
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.
Films produced in 2020: March 31, 2021
Films produced in 2021: May 31, 2021
Projects in rough cut stage: July 31, 2021
(Applying is free of charge and possible online)
How: Submit your documentary via our online ENTRY FORM
We accept online screeners (Vimeo, YouTube etc.) which must be available till Sep 30, 2021. 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