Ex Oriente Film at Sunny Side of the Doc

27. 5. 2021

Author: Veronika Zýková

The Institute of Documentary Film is happy to announce the first session of the Ex Oriente Film 2021 workshop will take place at Sunny Side of the Doc online from June 19 – 24, 2021. The Institute of Documentary Film is also a partner of this year’s Talent Hub and has prepared a very interesting programme. Stay tuned for more!

Ex Oriente Film is an international training programme for documentary professionals supporting the development and funding of creative documentary projects from Central and Eastern Europe. For the first time, Ex Oriente Film joins forces with Sunny Side of the Doc and the first session will be part of this leading international marketplace event from June 19-24. The second session will take place October 25-30, 2021 at Ji.hlava IDFF and the third session will be held on March 26 - April 1, 2022, within East Doc Platform & One World IHRDFF.

Directors and producers of the 12 selected projects will get guidance from a group of experienced leading tutors, including director and producer Filip Remunda, director and script developer Ivana Pauerová Miloševičová, producers and experts Iikka Vehkalahti, Mikael Opstrup and Tue Steen Müller. The Ex Oriente Film tutors will also mentor projects shortlisted for Sunny Side of the Doc’s 2021 Talent Hub and Rough Cut showcases as part of this year’s Panorama of Central and Eastern Europe.

The confirmed guest tutors include Austrian director and producer Hubert Sauper, whose latest film Epicentro (2020) received the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, director and filmmaker Camilla Nielsson, whose new film President premiered in Sundance World Documentary Competition where it received the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award: Vérité Filmmaking, producers Jasmina Sijercic (Bocalupo Films), whose Landscapes of Resistance (dir. M. Popivoda, RS/FR, 2021) premiered at IFF Rotterdam, and Denis Vaslin (Volya Films), who recently completed co-production The Mole Agent (dir. M. Alberdi, CL/NL/US, 2020), nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

The Ex Oriente Film workshop will offer not only a rich programme for its participants, but also selected lectures and masterclasses available to the accredited professionals attending Sunny Side of the Doc this June, because #StorytellingMatters.

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