East Doc Platform Announces Selected Projects


    PRAGUE: Ten documentaries have been selected to participate in the 10th edition of East Doc Platform, the coproduction, funding and distribution market for documentary filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe, organised by the Institute of Documentary Film (IDF). Another ten films are in the East Doc Market, and five projects are participating in East Doc Interactive. The programme will take place in an extended online format from 6 to 17 March 2021.

    IDF Programme Director Zdeněk Blaha explains the decision to move East Doc Platform fully online for the first time: “We were considering all the options, consulting with experts and trying to predict the situation in March, and all seems not to be in favour of a physical event. Therefore, we have decided to go online and prepare the programme in the best possible way for both project participants and decision makers.”

    Individual meetings with projects in production and post-production will take place on 10 and 11 March. The highlight of East Doc Platform, the pitching East Doc Forum with projects in development, will be divided into three pitching sessions, running from 15 to 17 March, followed by individual meetings each day. Two sessions will focus on feature-length documentaries, and one pitching session will be dedicated to documentary series and VR.

    Selected projects:

    EAST DOC FORUM 2021:

    Better to Go Mad in the Wild (Czech Republic, Slovakia)
    Director: Miro Remo
    Producer: Tomáš Hrubý

    Expedition 49 (UA, France, Poland)
    Director: Alisa Kovalenko
    Producer Stephane Siohan

    Frankenstein 2.0 (Latvia)
    Director: Davis Simanis
    Producer: Guntis Trekteris

    I Am a Bird Now (Underling In Bird Kingdom) (Estonia)
    Director: Marko Raat
    Producer: Ivo Felt

    I'm Not Everything I Want to Be (Czech Republic, Slovakia)
    Director: Klára Tasovská
    Producer: Lukáš Kokeš

    I Used to Be the Mayor (Germany, Hungary)
    Director: Alexander Sussmann
    Producer: Viv Li

    Swinging Fields (Jordan, US, Ireland)
    Director: Sareen Hairabedian
    Producer: Azza Hourani

    The Orphan (Georgia, Iran)
    Director: Hosein Jalilvand
    Producer Nino Gogua

    The Trans Syrian Express (Finland, Poland, Russia)
    Director: Alina Rudnitskaya
    Producer: Pertti Veijalainen

    Waitersgate (Poland, Norway)
    Director Konrad Szolajski
    Producer: Malgorzata Prociak