Don’t miss your chance to be a part of East Doc Platform 2024

3. 11. 2023

Author: Barbora Hrubá

The East Doc Platform (EDP) is the largest industry event designed specifically for East and Central European documentaries and filmmakers. The one-of-a-kind experience will take place in Prague on March 22-28, 2024. Join us! The applications are open until November 10. 

East Doc Platform over the years:

  • 620 CEE projects
  • 4 500 participants
  • 90 000 € awarded to the selected projects
  • 178 Czech projects
  • 15 docu-series

“The East Doc Platform is an unmatched opportunity in the documentary film industry. Every year we welcome more than 200 directors and producers from Central and Eastern Europe and over 80 key decision-makers such as sales agents or festival representatives from all over the world. The platform helps filmmakers in every stage and aspect of production, they can benefit from market, networking or pitching opportunities. Selected projects are also eligible for the East Doc Platform Award,” says Zdeněk Blaha, IDF Programme Director and East Doc Platform Manager.

Submit your project and join the melting pot of cultures, filmmakers, opportunities and stories. The application is free of charge. 

What to expect?
The East Doc Platform is a home and a grand finale of the 3rd session of the renowned Ex Oriente Creative Laboratory. Its participants - with their 12 feature-length films and 5 series - join other creators at the East Doc Forum. The Forum is a foundational pitching opportunity for funding and co-production of projects in the development or early production stage. 

Projects either in development, production, or post-production are welcome to join the East Doc Market which offers arranged networking and pitching meetings with filmmakers and key decision-makers. These experiences are cornerstones of the platform thanks to the direct access to industry leaders.

To support Czech filmmakers, we have developed the Czech Docs: Coming Soon programme where we highlight new, feature-length documentaries. These will be introduced to an audience of invited representatives of prestigious international festivals, sales agents, distributors and the public. 

Selected projects are also eligible for the East Doc Platform Award. The jury awards the best project in production with the EDP Award and financial prizes to help with the further development of the documentary film.

Don’t miss the opportunity to join the 13th edition of the largest event for documentary industry professionals from Eastern and Central Europe. Share your story and apply by November 10 to join the incredible filmmakers and producers at the East Doc Platform. 

We are looking for creative feature-length documentaries, factual series, and projects in development, production and post-production. CEE creators & projects from all over the world whose topic is connected with the region are eligible to participate. For more information and application visit: https://dokweb.net/activities/east-doc-platform/2024/about 
Submissions can also be turned in through Pitch the Doc

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