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East Silver Market 2010

Press releases 2010-10-21

The 7th East Silver Market takes place October 25 - 31, 2010 at 14th International Documentary Film Festival Jihlava, 2010.

During the past years, East Silver has become the biggest database of creative and TV documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe. East Silver Market and industry program at Jihlava IDFF serve as a meeting point for key industry professionals. At East Silver Market 2010, more than 200 industry guests will have access to digitized video library with 308 documentary films produced in 2009/2010 (selected from more than 740 submitted films) and another 100 titles from the festival programme. Additional statistics, such as number of included titles sorted by countries, can be found here.

Best films of the East Silver market 2010 will be awarded by international jury the Silver Eye Award which includes prize money (EUR 1 500), distribution support and festival service. Total of 33 films will compete in 3 categories (short, mid-length, feature).

Silver Eye winners will be announced at the 7th East Silver Market during the Opening ceremony of the XIV. Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival in October 26, 2010.

Industry programme

In addition to the market East Silver forms industry section of the festival together with the Institute of Documentary Film.

One of the programme events for filmmakers are co-production meetings in form of thematically oriented days focused on certain countries. Guests from Austria, Poland and Slovakia will discuss co-production possibilities and situation of documentary film in their countries. Every day will consist of informal co-production breakfast and series of lectures and case studies given by producers, sales agents and funding representatives.

Part of the programme is open also for festival visitors. In relation to thematically oriented days, four well-known documentary filmmakers will host special inspiring sessions: Nikolaus Geyerhalter and Michael Glawogger (Austria), Paweł Łoziński (Poland) and Pavel Kostomarov (Russia).

Industry guests have an opportunity to see newly finished films or projects in post-production in form of series of industry screenings. Also several titles from Silver Eye nominations will be screened at industry screenings. To see the industry screenings schedule, please visit our website.

EAST SILVER is organized by the Institute of Documentary Film

EAST SILVER is supported by:

MEDIA Programme - www.mediadeskcz.eu

Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic - www.mkcr.cz

State Fund for the Support and Development of Czech Cinematography - www.mkcr.cz

International Visegrad Fund - www.visegradfund.org

Slovak Audiovisual Fund - www.avf.sk

Polish Film Institute - www.pisf.pl

Austrian Cultural Forum Prague - www.bmeia.gv.at/cz/kultura/praze/kulturni-forum.html