Creative documentaries from the region of Central and Eastern Europe, tackling contemporary topics, challenging genre and media boundaries, as well as audience participation, are welcome to apply for free to East Silver Market 2020!
Submission deadline for films produced in 2019: March 31, 2020
Submission deadline for films produced in 2020: May 31, 2020
Submission deadline for projects in rough cut stage: July 31, 2020
How: Submit your documentary via our online ENTRY FORM
(Applying is free of charge)
ABOUT EAST SILVER
East Silver Market
East Silver is the first documentary market which supports producers and distributors from Central and East Europe. Each year, about 300 films from more than 29 countries are included in the market. The 17th edition of the East Silver Market takes place at the 24rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival in October 27 – November 1, 2020, Jihlava, Czech Republic.
Silver Eye Award 2020
Picking the nominees from 2020 East Silver Market submissions, East Silver international jury (comprising of international buyers, sales agents and festival selectors) awards the best documentary films with the Silver Eye Award. The total of 22 films competes in 2 main categories (short and featrue length documentary). All winners are granted with prize money of EUR 2 500.
East Silver database – an essential referral spot for East European docs
The easy-to-navigate online database at www.eastsilver.net presents the most recent Eastern European documentary production, gathered at one place and searchable in our up-to-date archive of titles with full film credits and trailers.
Online streaming for professionals – a year-long access to East European titles
Easy-to-navigate online streaming at streaming.eastsilver.net allows producers to make their titles available to festival selectors, distributors, TV buyers and other film professionals throughout the year from everywhere in the world.
East Silver Caravan – a supporting tool for documentary screenings at festivals
East Silver Caravan promotes East European documentary films at important international film festivals and markets. Our nomad showcase of Eastern European documentary selection reaches over 130 prestigious international film festivals and markets.
Do you have a documentary project in development?
Submit it to Ex Oriente Film 2020, an international training programme for CEE documentaries. Get a tailor-made guidance and experience 3 week-long sessions with 30+ renowned filmmakers and experts. The call is open to creative feature length documentaries and docuseries.