JIHLAVA: The Institute of Documentary Film has announced the programme for its second Ex-Oriente workshop to take place during the Jihlava IDFF (www.dokument-festival.com), 23-28 October 2012.
PRAGUE: The 2012 catalogue of Czech documentary films in development, production or postproduction has been released along with data on the top documentaries in domestic release.
IDF interviews Polish documentary filmmaker Hanna Polak about her film
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IDF spoke with Polish director Jacob Dammas and German producer/director Helge Renner about the six year long process of creating their documentary Polish Illusions.
The deadline for the Coproducing Documentaries in Europe seminar, taking place in Slovakia, has been extended until 31 August 2012.
The 10th Worldfilm (www.worldfilm.ee) festival to be held 18 – 24 March 2013 in Tartu, Estonia, has opened its call for submissions.
The deadline for film submissions is 15 October. There is no entry fee.
BRATISLAVA: The second session of the postproduction workshop DOK.Incubator (docincubator.net) is accepting observer and consultation applications from Slovak, Czech and Polish film professionals and Slovak film students for the Final Cut workshop, to be held in Bratislava 14-20 September 2012.
TALLINN: Estonia and Russia are coproducing a Russian-language documentary The New Silk Way directed by Evdokiya Moskvina.
PRAGUE: Director Dora Kapralova is in production with Soilmania, a feature length Czech-German coproduction filmed in Czech, German, and English.
PRAGUE: Czech company Fresh Films is planning an April 2013 premiere for Rozalie Kohoutova's Roma-themed documentary Kesay Tchave.