16-04-2020

Ex Oriente Film 2020 deadline approaching

Dear documentary directors and producers,

We would like to remind you that the deadline for submissions to the Ex Oriente Film 2020 international training programme is April 30th.
If you have a feature length documentary project or docu series 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 also open for projects thematically focused on the CEE region. Please, find all the information in Ex Oriente Film 2020 Guidelines

Ex Oriente Film consists of three week-long workshops (June 21st – June 27th, 2020, in a format of e-learning / online sessions; October 2020 / Jihlava, Czech Republic, within Ji.hlava IDFF; March 2021 / Prague, Czech Republic, within East Doc Platform and One World IHRDFF). Producers and directors gain assistance from more than 30 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 TurajlićNiels Pagh AndersenMike Bonanno, Salomé JashiVitalij ManskijPhil 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).

We are looking forward to your projects!

Have you recently finished your documentary film?
Apply for East Silver 2020 documentary market specialized in Eastern and Central European documentary film. More information and the online application form is here. Films produced in 2020 can be submitted until May 31, 2020. The deadline for projects in the rough cut stage is July 31, 2020. The East Silver Market submission is valid for Ji.hlava IDFF and the application is free of charge.