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Ex Oriente Film 2019 deadline approaching

Press releases 2019-04-15

Dear documentary directors and producers,

We would like to remind you that the deadline for submissions to the Ex Oriente Film 2019 international training programme is April 19th.
If you have a feature length documentary project in development or early production, be sure to submit it via our online application form.
The open call is aimed at filmmakers from the CEE region, but it is open also to projects thematically focused on the CEE region. Please, find all the information in Ex Oriente Film 2019 Guidelines

Ex Oriente Film consists of three week-long workshops (June 20th – 25th, 2019 / Banská Štiavnica, Slovak Republic; October 24th – 29th, 2019 / Jihlava, Czech Republic, within Ji.hlava IDFF; March 2020 / Prague, Czech Republic, within East Doc Platform and One World IHRDFF). Producers and directors gain assistance from more than 25 leading filmmakers and experts in the development of narrative and visual style, production, distribution and promotion strategies, as well as finding international partners.

Among the tutors of Ex Oriente Film were Christian FreiSean McAllisterMila TurajlićMike Bonanno, Salomé JashiPhil JandalyKirsten Johnson and Mads Brügger. Just to name some of the successful projects that were developed within Ex Oriente Film: Over the Limit (dir. Marta Prus), Domino Effect (dir. Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosolowski), Blind Loves (dir. Juraj Lehotský), At the Edge of Russia (dir. Michal Marczak), Rabbit a la Berlin (dir. Bartosz Konopka), Village without Women (dir. Srđan Šarenac) and Bakhmaro (dir. Salomé Jashi).

If you have any questions, please contact Ex Oriente Film Coordinator Sofia Tocar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Also, if you have a documentary film produced in 2019, submit it to the East Silver Market. The deadline is May 31st. Submission deadline for projects in rough cut stage (to be finished in October 2019) is July 31st.