PRAGUE: Twelve documentaries have been selected for the 17th edition of the Ex Oriente Film training programme, which begins it first session 20-25 June 2019 in Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia.
A record number of 107 projects were submitted from 40 countries. Three projects each were selected from the Czech Republic, Croatia and Serbia. Two projects each came from Poland and Montenegro. Half of the projects are coproductions.
The training programme is run by the Institute of Documentary Film in Prague and focuses on development and funding of creative documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe. Three week-long sessions take place, concluding in March 2020 in Prague.
The Ex Oriente Film 2019 selected projects are:
A Man Sings After the War (Serbia, France, Croatia, Bosnia&Herzegovina)Directed by Ana OtaševićProduced by Srdjan Sarenac
Comfortable Century (Czech Republic)Directed by Jaroslav KratochvílProduced by Jaroslav Bláha
How I Became a Partisan (Slovakia, Czech Republic)Directed by Vera LackováProduced by Jan Bodnár
Celibacy (Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia)Directed by Libuše RudinskáProduced by Libuše Rudinská
Roma (UA, NL)Directed by Olga ZhurbaProduced by Darya Bassel, Viktoriia Khomenko
Elevation (UA)Directed by Max RudenkoProduced by Oleksandr Debych
The Pioneer Oath (Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia)Directed by Vladimir Milovanovic
Too Close (Hungary)Directed by Botond PüsökProduced by Borbala Csukas
The Shubert Effect (Russia)Directed by Aleksander ElkanProduced by Ksenia Gapchenko
The Mothers' Crusade (Belarus)Directed by Alexander Mihalkovich, Anna BodyakoProduced by Alexander Mihalkovich
Women in Kiosk (Poland)Directed by Daniel StopaProduced by Małgorzata Staroń
Lost&Found (Romania, Canada)Directed by Lauretiu GarofeanuProduced by Cristina Badea