The programme has six awards, including two new awards.
The best project in development and production will receive the East Doc Platform Award and 7,500 EUR for further development.
The winner of the new IF/Then Short Pitch will be eligible for up to USD 20,000 and will participate in a year-long distribution initiative managed by the Tribeca Film Institute.
General Media Partner, the Czech Television will announce the winner of the new Czech TV Co-production Award. Instead of post-production services, CT offers coproduction for a total amount of EUR 5,800.
All projects selected to the East Doc Platform 2018 will compete for the HBO Europe Award worth EUR 2,000 dedicated to project development. HBO is granting this award while not requiring any rights in return.
Current Time TV pre-buys one chosen project for EUR 3,500.
One project is annually selected for the IDFA Forum, Speed Meetings at DocsBarcelona, DOK Leipzig Co-Pro Meetings and DOK Preview presentation, or Sheff/Doc Fest.