East DocPlatform | Prague | March 5 – 11, 2012East EuropeanForum, Doc LaunchPresentation, East SilverVideolibrary, Project Market Thursday’s opulent programme launchesas early as at 10am. The first on the list is the highly expected Master Classgiven by the renowned British documentarian and journalist Sean McAllister,who introduces his creative style and authorial methods of his personaldocumentary portraits. At the same time, the daily operation of the East SilverVideolibrary begins and goes on for another 12 hoursuntil the place closes its doors at 10pm. At noon, a well-known Danishindependent film consultant and tutor Tue Steen Müllerpresents his popular overview of the latest documentary production: look forthe Documentary Tour of Europe including film excerpts. Later on, at 3pm, thereis a Case Studydealing with some particular examples of German-Bulgarian co-production. Presentedby MartichkaBozhilova and Ann CarolinRenninger, the analyzed films are The Boy Who Was a King (2011) and Balkan Melodie (2012). Only half an hour later, another Case Study is about to dominatePrague’s Archa Palace. Liz Rosenthal, British theoreticianand the founder of Power to the Pixel, joins Mandy Rose and Georg Tschurtschenthaler in asession discussing East European cross-media projects Word in Pain and Six Degrees.The first of the three Project Market pre-arrangedmeetings takes place at 6.30pm and provides all the registered projects anopportunity to pitch individually with international commissioning editors,sales and distributors. Concurrently, the representatives of the Polish Film Institutehold a panel discussion titled Polish Lesson about the legislaturechanges triggering recent boom of Polish documentary, which may serve as aninspiring example for other countries in the region seeking to adopt new filmlaw. At the end of the day, the second East Doc Platform special screeninginvites Sean McAllister back onthe stage to introduce his 2008 documentary featureJapan: A Story of Love and Hate.