East Doc Platform 2024 jury and awards

20. 3. 2024

Author: Anna Jurková

East Doc Platform 2024 is just around the corner and participating projects will have the chance to win several awards. Find out all about these awards and the jury that will decide who the winner of the main prize – The East Doc Platform Award – will be.

The East Doc Platform Award

The Institute of Documentary Film will announce the main EDP prize – East Doc Platform Award associated with the financial support of 7 500 EUR for the best project in development and production. The granted financial support will help the filmmakers in further development of their documentary film. The winner will be announced at the One World Film Festival Closing Ceremony on March 28, 2024.

East Doc Platform Award Jury
(From left to right: Ania Trzebiatowska, Diana Karklin, Lucie Kon)

Ania Trzebiatowska
Occupation: Festival Representative
Company: Sundance Film Festival
Country: USA
Ania Trzebiatowska is a feature film programmer for the Sundance Film Festival. Prior to that she was the Sales & Acquisitions Executive for the doc sales agency, Autlook Filmsales and Senior Director of Acquisitions for the NYC-based agency, Visit Films. Aside from her work at Sundance, Ania runs Sands: International Film Festival of St Andrews, Scotland. She was also the artistic director of the Off Camera IFF (Krakow, Poland), which she programmed between 2008–2020. She is trained in production and post-production at the BBC and the British Museum, and holds a Master's degree in film studies as well as an M.A in Digital Culture and Technology.

Diana Karklin
Occupation: Sales Agent
Company: Rise and Shine World Sales
Country: Germany
Moscow-born Diana Karklin graduated from Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany) in economics. Focusing on film business early on, she worked for production companies like Morena Films (Madrid) and Zentropa Entertainments Berlin before taking over the Head of Sales position at Boomtown Media International. Since 2010, Diana is managing sales and acquisitions for Rise and Shine. Rise and Shine World Sales markets and sells outstanding documentary films to broadcasters and local distributors around the world.

Lucie Kon
Occupation: Commissioning Editor
Company: BBC
Country: United Kingdom
Lucie is Commissioning Editor on Storyville, the BBC's landmark international feature documentary strand, where she commissions, co-produces and curates a diverse and distinctive slate that brings the best feature documentary films from around the world to BBC audiences. Her work has spanned a range of factual genres, from feature docs to arts, history, observational, biographical and investigations / current affairs. She is a well-respected industry leader, as adept at working with experienced talent as she is at spotting, nurturing and inspiring new, diverse talent. She has worked extensively as a mentor, for Screenskills, the Momentum project and the Edinburgh Ones to Watch, and is a Board member of the EBU documentary committee.

Ex Oriente Fine Cut Award
Ex Oriente Film project selected by the workshop lead tutors will receive rough cut consultations with renowned film editors in value of 2 000 EUR.

Cut thru the Noise Award
Award will be given to one of the Ex Oriente Film participating teams that makes the most progress, selected by Christa Auderlitzky and Mirjam Wiekenkamp. Awarded team will receive tailor-made consultancy on the project's release, distribution and sales strategy in the value of 1 500 EUR.

The Golden Funnel Award
The award for the most significant development within the workshop is granted to one Ex Oriente Film workshop participating team awarded 2 000 EUR. The financial support should help the filmmakers in further development and international promotion of their documentary film. Project is selected by the workshop tutors Iikka Vehkalahti, Filip Remunda and Ivana Pauerová Miloševičová.

Czech Television Award
Markéta Štinglová, Manager of International Content Projects Centre of the public broadcaster Czech TV, the General Media Partner of the Institute of Documentary Film, will announce the winner of the Czech TV Co-production Award. The award represents the licence value of 150 000 CZK and an agreement on the subsequent use of the program by Czech Television. The jury consists of the Czech TV representatives: Markéta Štinglová, Petr Morávek and Věra Krincvajová.

HBO Max Award
HBO Max, the General Partner of the Institute of Documentary Film will award one of the projects selected to the East Doc Platform 2024 the HBO Max Award worth 2 000 EUR. The award will be presented by Hanka Kastelicová.

Sunny Side of the Doc Prize
The 35th edition of the international marketplace for documentary and narrative experiences to be held in La Rochelle from 24 to 27 June is delighted to provide industry support, two complimentary accreditations and a 500 EUR travel grant to the creative team behind one project presented in the framework of East Doc Platform 2024.

DOK Leipzig DOK Co-Pro Market Award
One project will be selected for fast-forward participation in the 20th DOK Co-Pro Market. The project will have the chance to present itself to international decision makers in pre-scheduled individual meetings in October 2024. The prize includes participation fees and free festival accreditation for two representatives of the selected project. The award will be selected by Nadja Tennstedt.

DocsBarcelona Award
One of the projects presented at the East Doc Forum is selected for the Speed Meetings at the 2024 DocsBarcelona. The meetings will be arranged previously depending on financers and projects preferences. The award enables the filmmakers to additionally present their project to the international decision makers and thus soon follow up on and broaden the deals and cooperation initiated at East Doc Platform. The project will be selected by Èric Motjer.

Docs Ireland Award
In cooperation with Docs Ireland, one of the projects presented at the East Doc Platform is selected for the meetings at the 2024 Docs Ireland Marketplace. The project team will receive free accreditation passes and two-nights accommodation for 2 persons. The project will be selected by Roisin Geraghty.

MIA Market Award
One documentary series project will be invited to participate in the MIA International Audiovisual Market in October in Rome, Italy. MIA Market is a hotbed of discussion, debate, and confrontation among the most important international executives. The project will be selected by the MIA Doc & Factual Team.

Baltic Sea Docs Award
One of project will be awarded an invitation to participate in the Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries in September 2024. The winning team will have the opportunity to engage with industry professionals from both the Baltic Sea region and beyond, including European and international industry players. The award announcement will be made by forum producer Ieva Ūbele.

DAE Pitch Talent
Encouragement Prize Documentary Association of Europe is bringing to East Doc Platform the DAE Pitch Talent Encouragement Prize. The award consists of bespoke mentoring with a DAE member, depending on the needs of the project team.

Pitch the Doc Prize
The Pitch the Doc Prize is given to boost the progress of the credited project, providing it with dedicated curation and support in building international recognition and visibility. Consultation is held by an expert associated with Pitch the Doc and takes place within 6 months of the Prize announcement, following the exposure of the project on Pitch the Doc platform.

Millennium Docs Against Gravity Award
Millennium Docs Against Gravity offers an award to a project selected from those presented at the East Doc Forum. The award includes Industry accreditation for 21. MDAG for two team members, as well as accommodation for two nights and a spot at the main pitching session – Progress Pitching Session. The project will be selected by Anna Szczypińska.

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