PRAGUE: The 6th annual East Doc Platform (6-12 March 2017) awarded its top prize, the East Doc Platform Award for project development, to the Russian doc project The Provincial Town of E ! ! ! to be directed by Dmitry Bogolubov.
The human rights drama about a small town in Russia which still clings to ideas about its heroic Soviet past is to be produced by Ethnofund of Russia. It received a cash prize of 7500 EUR and it also won the Current Time TV Award and DOK Preview Award.
The East Doc Platform, which is held annually in Prague and organised by the Institute of Documentary Film, is the largest documentary industry event in Central and East European. It is the meeting point for 120 East European filmmakers and producers, who seek creative, financial and distributional support, and more than 100 key international producers, festival programmers, commissioning editors, buyers and other doc industry professionals. It is held in association with the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (6-15 March 2017.) FNE is a media partner of both East Doc Platform and One World.
In addition to the documentary pitching awards, five transmedia projects were presented during East Doc at Doc Tank an interactive documentary workshop with the award for best transmedia project going to Teslafy.Me (Slovenia, USA, Germany) directed by Janja Glogovac.
Winners of the East Doc Platform Project Development Awards:
For full details of the projects click HERE
East Doc Platform AwardProvincial Town of E!!! (Russia)Director: Dmitry Bogolubov
Current Time TV AwardProvincial Town of E!!! (Russia)Director: Dmitry Bogolubov
DOK Preview AwardProvincial Town of E!!! (Russia)Director: Dmitry Bogolubov
HBO Development AwardThe Earth Masters (Germany, Spain)Director: Alba Sororra
Czech TV Postproduction AwardBefore Father is Back! (Georgia, France, Germany)Director: Marine GulbianiProduction: Nushi Film
The Golden Funnel AwardSatanic Girls: Women on the Move (Czech Republic)Director: Bohdan BlahovecProduction: Nutprodukce
IDFA Forum AwardYours Sincerely, Social System (Slovakia)Director: Martin TokarProduction: Mirakl
DOK Leipzig Co-Poduction MeetingBare-Handed (Italy)Director: Stefan Obino
DocsBarcelona AwardThe Smuggler (Latvia)Director: Ivars ZviedrisProduction: Documentarist
Best Transmedia Project
Teslafy.Me (Slovenia, USA, Germany)
Director: Janja Glogovac