Some of the highlights of this year´s open program include Paweł Łoziński's masterclass on Experiment in Documentary, a lecture by Helle Faber My insight into documentary co-productions or Joe Bini´s masterclass Personal remarks on documentary filmmaking through the eyes of an editor.
Workshop participants can look forward to world-renowned experts: Bruno Choiniere (Akufen), Sandra Gaudenzi (Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design), William Uricchio (MIT Open Documentary Lab), John MacFarlane (American Documentary | POV Digital), Arnau Gifreu Castells (professor at ERAM (University of Girona) and research affiliate at the Open Documentary Lab (MIT), Susanna Lotz (IDW), Adam Široký (XLAB), Jindřich Trapl (XLAB), Arjanne Laan (Willem de Kooning Academy), Christian Popp (YUZU Productions).
The tutors of the preparatory workshop will be providing guidance and share with the participants their rich experience. Tutors that accepted the invitation are Polish director and producer Paweł Łoziński , American editor Joe Bini, Danish producer Helle Faber Soendergaard (Made in Copenhagen), film critic Giona Nazzaro (Visions du réel - International Documentary Film Festival Venice International Film Critics’ Week), Czech distributor Ivo Andrle (Kino Aero, Světozor, Aerofilms), film writer and editor Maya Hawke, consultant Peter Jaeger (Autlook Filmsales, Jaeger Creative) and French director and editor Stan Neumann. Also present at the preparatory workshop will be the Ex Oriente Film workshop lead tutors: director and dramaturg Ivana Pauerová Miloševičová(Czech television), Czech director and producer Filip Remunda (Hypermarket Film), Mikael Opstrup (EDN - European Documentary Network) and Finish producer and director Iikka Vehkalahti (Rough Cut Service).
Within the EDP, Institute of Documentary Film will announce the East Doc Platform Award associated with the financial support of EUR 7 500 for the best project in development and in production. The jury is comprised of international film festival and sales representatives - more here.
At the same time, we have opened two calls for submissions for East Silver Market and Ex Oriente Film.