Creative feature-length documentary projects and docuseries from the region of Central and Eastern Europe in all stages of development and early production are welcome to apply for free to the Ex Oriente Film workshop 2022. The extended application deadline is Monday, April 25.
Submit your projects online via our APPLICATION FORM. Before applying, please read the Guidelines.
Do you have a profile at the Pitch the Doc platform? You can submit your project to the Ex Oriente Film workshop directly from there.
Find all the details about the workshop tutors, program and much more here.
1st Session: Find Your Way – Vision, Space and Storytelling
June 18-22, 2022 (La Rochelle, France, at Sunny Side of the Doc)
2nd Session: Production and Story Development
October 24-28, 2022 (Jihlava, Czech Republic, at Ji.hlava IDFF)
3rd Session & East Doc Forum: Market, Here I Am!
March 24-30, 2023 (Prague, Czech Republic, at the East Doc Platform and One World Film Festival)
The Ex Oriente Film has been established in 2003 as the very first training initiative for East European creative documentary film. During ts existence, more than 200 documentary projects from Eastern and Central Europe went through the Ex Oriente Film workshop, including award-winning films from key international festivals, such as A New Shift, Over the Limit, Brothers, The Domino Effect, Blind Loves, At the Edge of Russia, Rabbit a la Berlin, Village without Women and Bakhmaro.
Among the Ex Oriente Film guest tutors were director Marc Isaacs, producer Siniša Juričić, director and producer Mike Bonanno (The Yes Men), editor Niels Pagh Andersen, director and editor Anja Salomonowitz, Hot Docs senior programmer Mirocya Watamaniuk, editor Maya Daisy Hawke, director Viktor Kossakovsky, KVIFF artistic director Karel Och, director and cinematographer Tomasz Wolski, producer Anna Gawlita, director and producer Alexander Nanau, trailer editor and marketing expert Fraser Bensted, director Salomé Jashi, producer Esther van Messel and directors and producers Robert Kirchhoff and Peter Kerekes.
The Ex Oriente Film 2022 leading tutors are producer and consultant Iikka Vehkalahti (Finland), a specialist in international project development Mikael Opstrup (Denmark), director and script editor Ivana Pauerová Miloševičová (Czech Republic) and director and producer Filip Remunda (Czech Republic).