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Though we are very worried about the Covid-19 situation, we are not slowing down with the CEDOC Co-production Market preparations! We are working really hard to organize it in the best possible way, corresponding with the changing reality and bearing in mind the safety of all as our priority.

Creative documentaries from the region of Central and Eastern Europe are welcome to apply for free to East Silver Market 2020!

Application deadlines:
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

The application is valid for the 24rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival.

How to apply: Submit your documentary via our online ENTRY FORM
(Applying is free of charge)

Find all the details here.

We are looking forward to your films!

East Silver Market – a support for producers and distributors
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 (October 27 –  November 1, 2020, Jihlava, Czech Republic.

Silver Eye Award – a prestigious prize for the best docs
Picking the nominees from 2020 East Silver Market submissions, East Silver international jury awards the best documentary films with the Silver Eye Award worth EUR 2 500.

East Silver database – an essential referral spot for docs

Easy-to-navigate online database at eastsilver.net presents the most recent Central and Eastern European documentary production.

Online streaming for professionals – a year-long access to 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.

East Silver Caravan – a supporting tool for documentary screenings at festivals
East Silver Caravan promotes Central and Eastern European documentary films at important international film festivals and markets.

Zlín Film Festival

The organizers of the Zlín Film Festival are moving this year's event to September 4-10, 2020. They have made this decision based on the coronavirus pandemic. The 60th anniversary of the oldest and largest film festival for children and youth was originally scheduled to take place during its traditional period of the turn of May and June, namely May 29 to June 6, 2020. However, the organizers consider the September term to be more realistic. “It is to our extreme sorrow that this year children will not be able to celebrate both this festival and approaching end of the school year at our festival due to our postponing it. Instead of celebrating the end of the school year with children, we plan to welcome the beginning of the next one with them,” said Festival President Čestmír Vančura. More information you can find at www.zlinfest.cz/en.

Zlín Film Festival

The change of date will also affect the Clapperboard Salon

The Clapperboard Tour 2020 was set to start this week in Prague, which has been suspended for obvious reasons. “We are currently discussing an alternative date and form of the entire project, but we can now promise that this year's complete collection of clapperboards will soon be available at www.salonfilmovychklapek.cz,” said Markéta Pášmová, Member of the Board of Directors of the FILMTALENT Zlín Foundation. More information you can find at www.salonfilmovychklapek.cz.

Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) welcomes submissions to its four competition programmes: the RIGA IFF Feature Film Competition and three SHORT RIGA competitions – the international and national short film competitions, and the Baltic Music Video Competition (BMV). The festival's competitions are especially opportune for debuting directors seeing that RIGA IFF juries include a considerable number of programme organisers for other international film festivals. The seventh edition of RIGA IFF will take place October 15 to 25, 2020.

Our dear series partnerSerial Eyes, is looking for the next class of TV-writers! This nine-month, full-time postgraduate program runs from September 2020 to May 2021 mainly in Berlin and trains young European writers to work in a writers' room setting.

Apart from many networking opprotunities, the participants will for example gain a solid understanding of the dramaturgic and narrative strategies used in successful fiction series.

The deadline for applications is set for April 15, 2020, 11 pm.

Don't miss the chance to be one of the twelve Serial Eyes participants who will learn to work as a group and develop a European model of showrunning.

Would you like to find out more about the program, its aims, content etc.? Read an interview we've done last year with the Head of Programme at Serial Eyes, Benjamin Harris!

For further information such as the eligibility criteria, visit www.serial-eyes.com.

VALLETTA: Maltese companies from media, advertising, marketing and PR have asked the government to support them by covering 50% of their employees' salaries for April and May 2020.

JIHLAVA: Applications are open for the 24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, set to take place from 27 October to 1 November 2020.

PRAGUE: Another Czech producer with an international outlook is Vratislav Šlajer of Bionaut.

Based in the Czech city of Jihlava, the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival ranks among the key European documentary film events and is the largest of its kind in the region of Central and Eastern Europe.

Czech Republic: The Finále Plzeň Film Festival has decided to postpone its upcoming edition due to take place from 16 to 22 April 2020. The team of the festival are currently negotiating with partners and looking for a suitable replacement date in the autumn.