Museum of the Revolution wins East Doc Platform Award

15. 3. 2019

Author: Veronika Zýková

The winners of EDP awards were announced during the ceremony at Tibet Open House on Mar 14. The international jury awarded Museum of the Revolution (dir. Srđan Keča) with the main prize, the East Doc Platform Award, the project also got IDFA Forum Award.

For the 8th year, the biggest platform for Central and East European documentaries took place in Prague on March 9–15. Approximately 350 film professionals came to the East Doc Platform from all over the world. Around 50 documentary projects in various stages of development and production competed to be awarded with several prizes worth €17 800 in total. The main prize, the East Doc Platform Award, worth 7500, was given by an international jury to the Serbian/Croatian film Museum of the Revolution, in which the director Srđan Keča explores the untraditional friendship across generations of women in the ruins of an unfinished monumental museum. Myrocia Watamaniuk (Hot Docs) read the statement of the jury: “We were all, each of us, absolutely struck by the visual artistry that transports viewers to literally another world that is not long for this one, the one that is disappearing. We are unanimous in our decision that Museum of the Revolution should receive this award.” An Honorable Mention went to the Czech project by Martin Páv, Wolves on the Borders! The jury felt the creators “did an incredible job of showing us how people need to make room for non-humans in our world and how fear can motivate people to do incredibly ridiculous things, fear of the imaginary and the real.”

The HBO Europe Development Award worth €2000 was awarded to the Russian filmmaker Anna Shishova-Bogolubova for her The New Imperium. The Czech Television Co-production Award goes to A Marriage, a Czech/US co-production by Kateřina Hager and Asad Faruqi. Representatives of Current Time TV channel have decided to support Russian/Estonian Susanna Baranzhieva’s and Aleksander Krylov’s Untitled Rastorguev Project with €1500. The Golden Funnel Award was given to the project which made the greatest progress throughout the Ex Oriente Film workshop; Czech-Japanese director Haruna Honcoop was awarded for her ambitious co-production Olympic Halftime in which she explores the effects of Olympic games in Japan, China and France.

At the East Doc Platform, festival representatives selected the best projects, giving their creators greater access to present them at prestigious events. The winner of the East Doc Platform Award, Museum of the Revolution, got the IDFA Forum Award. The upcoming Ukrainian film by Ihor Ivanko, Fragile Memory, got the DocsBarcelona Award. Two awards were given by the representatives of DOK Leipzig – one to the Russian director Nikolay Bem for The Pit and the second to the Serbian project Bottlemen by Nemanja Vojinović. The Czech documentary set in Sweden, Kiruna – A Brand New World, by Greta Stocklassa got the Sheffield Doc/Fest Award for the best project at Czech Docs… Coming Soon presentation. The new Sunny Side of the Doc Award was given to the creators of the Olympic Halftime.

Find out more about the prizes here and see the complete list of the winners below.

East Doc Platform Award
Museum of the Revolution (dir. Srđan Keča, prod. Vanja Jambrović / UZROK, Restart, RS, HR)

Honorable Mention
Wolves on the Borders! (dir. Martin Páv, prod. Zuzana Kučerová / FRAME Films, CZ)
Ex Oriente Film 2018 project

HBO Europe Development Award
The New Imperium (dir. Anna Shishova-Bogolubova, prod. Vladislav Ketkovich / Ethnofund, RU)

Czech TV Co-production Award
A Marriage (dir. Kateřina Hager, Asad Faruqi, prod. Kateřina Hager / Bohemian Productions, CZ, US)

Current Time TV Award
Untitled Rastorguev Project (dir. Susanna Baranzhieva,  Alexander Krylov, prod. Yevgeny Gindilis, Pavel Kostamarov, Max Tuula, Maria Gavrilova / TVINDIE, Marx Film, RU, EE)

Golden Funnel Award
Olympic Halftime (dir. Haruna Honcoop, prod. Vít Janeček, Zuzana Piussi / D1 Film, CZ, FR, CH)
Ex Oriente Film 2018 project

IDFA Forum Award
Museum of the Revolution (r. Srđan Keča, prod. Vanja Jambrović / UZROK, Restart, RS, HR)

DOK Leipzig Co-Production Meeting Award
The Pit (dir. Nikolay Bem, prod. Uliana Beletskaya, RU)
Ex Oriente Film 2018 project

DOK Leipzig Preview Award
Bottlemen (dir. Nemanja Vojinović, prod. Nemanja Vojinović, Marija Stojnić, RS)
Ex Oriente Film 2018 project

Sunny Side of the Doc Award
Olympic Halftime (dir. Haruna Honcoop, prod. Vít Janeček, Zuzana Piussi / D1 Film, CZ, FR, CH)
Ex Oriente Film 2018 project

DocsBarcelona Award
Fragile Memory (dir. Ihor Ivanko, prod. Ihor Ivanko, Mariia Ponomarova / Burlaka Films, UA)
Ex Oriente Film 2018 project

Sheffield Doc/Fest Award
Kiruna - a brand new world (formerly Kiruna 2.0) (dir. Greta Stocklassa, prod. Veronika Kührová, Michal Kráčmer / Analog​ ​Vision, CZ)
Selected from the projects presented at Czech Docs... Coming Soon

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