Ex Oriente Film 2020 deadline approaching

15. 4. 2020

Author: Veronika Zýková

Apply now for Ex Oriente Film 2020 and get a tailor made training for the development of your film with the help of more than 30 world renowned film professionals! You can submit your work until April 30th, 2020, via our online application form. Applying is free of charge.

Open to: Creative feature-length documentary projects and docu series in development and early production, challenging genres, format and media boundaries. We welcome filmmakers who conduct intense and engaging experiences and who change the way we reflect our reality. Before applying, please, see our Guidelines, including the List of eligible countries.

Among the tutors of Ex Oriente Film were Christian FreiSean McAllisterMila TurajlićNiels Pagh AndersenMike Bonanno, Salomé JashiVitalij ManskijPhil JandalyKirsten Johnson and Mads Brügger. Just to name some of the successful projects that were developed within Ex Oriente Film: Over the Limit (dir. Marta Prus), Lessons of Love (dir. Malgorzata Goliszewska & Kasia Mateja), The Sound Is Innocent (dir. Johana Ožvold), Domino Effect (dir. Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosolowski), Blind Loves (dir. Juraj Lehotský), At the Edge of Russia (dir. Michal Marczak), Rabbit a la Berlin (dir. Bartosz Konopka), Village without Women (dir. Srđan Šarenac) and Bakhmaro (dir. Salomé Jashi).

Workshop Timeline
1st Session: Find Your Way – Vision, Space and Storytelling
June 21st – June 27th, 2020, in a format of e-learning / online sessions

2nd Session: Production and Story Development
October 2020 (Jihlava, Czech Republic, within Ji.hlava IDFF)

3rd Session: Market, Here I Am!
March 2021 (Prague, Czech Republic, within East Doc Platform and One World IHRDFF)

The Ex Oriente Film programme leads into the co-production session East Doc Forum, where workshop participants will present their projects to Europe and North American decision makers such as independent producers, distributors, buyers, film fund representatives, broadcasters, as well as festival representatives. In addition to automatic inclusion in the East Doc Forum workshop, participants will have the opportunity to gain a wide range of scholarships and prizes in the form of direct financial support, co-production agreements, access to leading European markets and partner trainings. 

It is now possible to submit your project to Ex Oriente Film workshop call for entries directly from Pitch the Doc platform. No more filling of additional forms! Quick submission will allow you to easily export your project data from Pitch the Doc account and directly apply for Ex Oriente Film. If you don't have your Pitch the Doc profile yet, or would like to know more about the ways how to register and promote your project there, visit pitchthedoc.com.

Have you recently finished your documentary film?
Apply for East Silver 2020 documentary market specialized in Eastern and Central European documentary film. More information and the online application form is here. Films produced in 2020 can be submitted until May 31, 2020. The deadline for projects in the rough cut stage is July 31, 2020. The East Silver Market submission is valid for Ji.hlava IDFF and the application is free of charge.

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