Submit your films produced in 2021 and 2022, as well as rough cuts, to the East Silver Market 2022. East Silver is the first documentary market which supports producers and distributors from Central and Eastern Europe. Each year, about 150 films are included in the market. The 19th edition of the East Silver Market will take place at the 26th Ji.hlava IDFF on October 25 – 30, 2022. Submitted films are eligible for the Silver Eye Awards.
The call is open to the 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). Only films that have not been previously submitted for the East Silver market are eligible.
Submission deadline for films produced in 2021 and 2022: May 31, 2022
Submission deadline for projects in rough cut stage: July 31, 2022
Submit your documentary via our online ENTRY FORM
We accept online screeners (Vimeo, YouTube etc.), which must be available till Sep 30, 2022. 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 Market is a unique film market dedicated solely to the documentary cinema of Central and Eastern Europe. The main aim of the market is to support distribution and promotion of documentary films from this region (please see the list of East Silver eligible countries).
Make use of the renowned East Silver Market and come in contact with key industry professionals during the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival. The East Silver Caravan festival service brings the most interesting films to the attention of international audiences. Truly exceptional films compete for the annual award Silver Eye in two categories during the Ji.hlava IDFF.
The key activity of East Silver project is the East Silver Market, which takes place within the Jihlava IDFF, but is open for submissions throughout the whole year, especially if you would like to join its festival service East Silver Caravan. All selected films become part of an online catalogue of documentary films East Silver, and are automatically valid for the Jihlava IDFF programme pre-selection.