PRAGUE: The 7th East Doc Platform, the largest coproduction, funding and distribution platform tailor-made for CEE documentaries, wrapped in Prague on 9 March 2018. Marianna Kaat’s Estonian/Polish coproduction The Last Relic won Best Project Award in East Doc Forum. Ex Oriente Film Workshop awards were also announced.
Approximately 350 film professionals from around the world gathered in Prague from 3 to 9 March 2018. Nearly 50 documentary projects were presented to several juries and competed for one of the several awards and cash prizes in the amount of 35,000 EUR.
East Doc Platform is organised by the Institute of Documentary Film in partnership with the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival.
East Doc Forum:
Best Project Award:The Last Relic (Estonia, Poland)Directed by Marianna Kaat
Czech TV Co-production Award:Angels of Sinjar. Yazidis – 21st Century Genocide (Poland, Germany)Directed by Hanna Polak
HBO Europe Award:Angels of Sinjar. Yazidis – 21st Century Genocide (Poland, Germany)Directed by Hanna Polak
Best Director Award Awarded by Current Time TV Jury Award:Ksenia Gapchenko for Holy Culture! (Russia)Liuba Ziamtsova for The Place of Love (Belarus)
Ex Oriente Film Workshop Awards:
Golden Funnel Award:Amoosed! (Czech Republic)Directed by Hana Nováková
Participation at IDFA Forum:Journey to the End of the Night (Estonia, Russia)Directed by Ksenia Elyan
Participation at Speed Meetings at DocsBarcelona:Wishing on a Star (Slovakia)Directed by Peter Kerekes
Participation at DOK Leipzig:
Lessons of Love (Poland)Directed by Malgorzata Goliszewska, Katarzyna Mateja
Hacking Friendship (Ukraine)Directed by Oleksiy Radynski, p. Lyuba Knorozok
Participation at Sheffield Doc/Fest for Best Czech Project:In the Name of Allah (Czech Republic)Directed by Francesco Montagner
Best Short Project Award:Blackandwhite (Czech Republic, Germany, UK)Directed by Zoe Eluned Aiano, Anna Benner
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