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Ex Oriente Film/Poland/June 28 - July 4

Press releases 2010-06-02

Ex Oriente Film Workshop
the only training programme focused on East European documentary producers and directors
June 28 - July 4, 2010 / Warsaw, Poland

is open for a group of Polish documentary professionals, participating at master classes, seminars and sessions dedicated to the production of internationally ambitious creative documentaries.

For application form and more info on the programme and guests, please visit www.DOKweb.net.
Please apply before June 15th, 2010.

More info to be found here:
http://www.dokweb.net/en/ex-oriente-film/news/ex-oriente-film-workshop-boosts-polish-documentary-1073/

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Program
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As part of the 2nd Ex Oriente Film session, Polish filmmakers will be offered the following:

  • Project consultations and individual meetings with Europe's leading film professionals who are participating at the workshop as experts (commissioning editors - Channel 4, DR, YLE, etc. - established producers, distributors);

  • Networking

  • Ex Oriente Film lectures:

Production Tour of Europe, an overview and in-depth analysis of European TV slots, CE's, funds and production companies;

Legal Issues of International (Co-)production, a day-long session led by attorney-at-law and high-profile expert Dr. Stefan Rűll, Rüll Law Office, Germany;

Distribution Strategies for Documentary Films, a session by experts from TV networks and independent sales companies; Lecture and consultations by Charlotte Gry Madsen - Sales and Acquisition, DR Medier, Internationalt salg, Denmark;

Introduction into Budgeting, co-production with broadcasters, co-production budget involving multiple production companies, film budget in relation to financial plan, etc., by producer Helge Albers, Flying Moon Filmproduktion GmbH, Germany;

New Ways of Commissioning, Lena Passanen (YLE, Finland) and Adam Gee (Channel 4, UK) will tell and show what they are doing in the field of documentary commissioning. A lecture concerning the possibilities these broadcasters create and what it means for producers and directors to think in the new ways of producing cross-media content and 360° TV programming.

  • Ex Oriente Film screenings:

Czech Peace - international premiere and case study of the latest film by Filip Remunda and Vít Klusák, directors of the successful documentary Czech Dream;

Polish DOX: Case study and screening of the two latest successful festival hits Rabbit à la Berlin by director Bartek Konopka and producer Anna Wydra, and Kites by director Beata Dzianowicz and producer Krzysztof Kopczyński; post-screening Q&A with the filmmakers.

Please send your applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before June 15, 2010.

Please find attached the application form.

The event is organized by the Institute of Documentary Film in cooperation with Eureka Media.