East Doc Platform 2020: Awards

4. 2. 2020

Author: Veronika Zýková

Find all about the awards which will be handed to the best projects at East Doc Platform 2020 (March 7–13). Get your Industry Pass and join the event on Facebook.

East Doc Platform Award powered by Current Time TV
Institute of Documentary Film will announce the main EDP prize – East Doc Platform Award powered by Current Time TV and associated with the financial support of EUR 5 000 for the best project in development and in production. The granted financial support will help the filmmakers in further development of their documentary film. The East Doc Platform Award jury is comprised of respectable industry professionals and includes Natalia Arshavskaya (Current Time TV), Myrocia Watamaniuk (Hot Docs) and Barbara Bouillon (ARTE).

Czech TV Co-production 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 and the General Media Partner of KineDok project, will announce the winner of the Czech TV Co-production Award. The award presents a financial investment of 150 000 CZK and a subsequent co-production deal. The jury consists of the Czech TV representatives: Markéta Štinglová, Manager of International Content Projects Center, Petr Morávek, Chief Producer of Factual Programmes, Documentaries and Education, and Věra Krincvajová, Chief Editor of Documentaries, Film Center.

HBO Development Award
HBO Europe, the General Partner of the Institute of Documentary Film will award one of the projects selected to the East Doc Platform 2020 the HBO Europe Development Award worth EUR 2 000. The award will be presented by Hanka Kastelicová, the Executive Producer of Documentaries HBO Europe. This award does not constitute any co-production or distribution deal and doesn’t bound the granted director/producer to sell any rights for the film to HBO in exchange for the award.

Sunny Side of the Doc Award
Sunny Side of the Doc is one of the world’s benchmark events for the content development, co-production funding, buying & selling of non-fiction projects, completed programmes and innovative storytelling. The international marketplace for documentary and narrative experiences creates unique opportunities for all +2,000 content creators, independent producers, distributors, broadcasters, SVOD platforms from 60 countries. The Sunny Side of the Doc Award will offer two free accreditations and a 2-night accommodation to the creative team behind one project presented at the East Doc Forum 2020. The 31st edition of Sunny Side of the Doc will be held in La Rochelle from June 22-25, 2020 with History as the main theme.

The Golden Funnel
The award is granted to one of the projects that took part in the year-long Ex Oriente Film workshop and underwent the most significant development. The winning project is honoured with EUR 1 000. The granted financial support should help the filmmakers in further development and international promotion of their emerging documentary film. The jury members are Ex Oriente Film workshop lead tutors Mikael Opstrup, Iikka Vehkalahti, Filip Remunda and Ivana Pauerová Miloševičová.

Ex Oriente Fine Cut Award
Ex Oriente Film project selected by the workshop lead tutors will receive consultations on their rough cut worth 3 000 EUR with renowned film editor. 

IDFA Project Award
One project presented at the East Doc Forum/ Market is annually selected by IDFA representatives for a special award to encourage talented filmmakers and promising documentary projects. The award consists of a free IDFA Forum or IDFAcademy pass. IDFA also covers accommodation and travel costs for the project team to Amsterdam. This year the award will be given by IDFA’s Head of the Industry, Adriek Van Nieuwenhuijzen.

DOK Leipzig Co-Production Meeting Award and DOK Preview Award
DOK Leipzig is happy to present two awards. One project will be selected for fast-forward participation in the 16th DOK Co-Pro Market. The project will have the chance to present itself to around 70 decision makers in prescheduled individual meetings in October 2020. DOK Leipzig is looking also for one project for the DOK Preview presentation, highlighting the best late-stage projects from different training initiatives ready to hit the international market. Both prizes include free festival accreditation and three-nights accommodation for the film team in order to attend DOK Leipzig. The award will be selected by Roland Löbner, DOK Film Market Coordinator.

DocsBarcelona Award
In cooperation with the DocsBarcelona, one of the projects presented at the East Doc Forum is selected for the Speed Meetings at the 2019 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 Mikael Opstrup.

Sheffield Doc/Fest Award
One of the Czech projects presented at the East Doc Platform will be selected by Sheffield Doc/Fest representatives and awarded a free full Sheffield Doc/Fest pass. The award will be presented by the Interim Director Melanie Iredale.

DAE Pitch Talent Encouragement Prize
The newly established Documentary Association of Europe is bringing to East Doc Platform the DAE Pitch Talent Encouragement Prize. The award consists of two free memberships for 12 months, valued at 100 € each and 4 mentoring sessions with DAE members, depending on the needs of the project team. The award will be presented by Heleen Gerritsen (goEast Filmfestival).

Pitch the Doc Award
One of the projects presented at the East Doc Platform will get the Pitch the Doc Award. The award includes dedicated consultation session on development, promotion or outreach strategy. This consultation will be provided within a year, by one of renowned experts associated with Pitch the Doc. The award will be presented by platform founders, Katarzyna Szarecka and Adam Papliński.

Find out who were the winners of the 8th East Doc Platform!

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