Ukraine Wins Top Prize at East Doc Platform


    PRAGUE: The Ukrainian project Lagoons. A Battle for Paradise by Serhiy Lysenko won the main East Doc Platform Award of 2021. Four other projects won cash and other awards at the 17 March 2021 closing.

    The online edition of East Doc Platform, organised by the Institute of Documentary Film, welcomed over 400 film professionals in the period of 6 – 17 March, who discussed their ongoing documentary productions.

    Winner of the main award + Current Time TV Director’s Award
    EUR 7,500 for the development and production + 3,000 USD (EUR 2,504)

    Lagoons. A Battle for Paradise / Лимани. Битва за рай
    Directed: Serhiy Lysenko
    Produced: Albatros Communicos Ukraine
    Country: Ukraine
    Status: In production

    Czech TV Co-production Award
    150,000 CZK (EUR 5,748) and a subsequent co-production deal

    72 Hours / 72 часа
    Directed: Anna Savchenko
    Produced: Volia Films (Belarus), Playtime Films (Belgium), Sanosi Productions (France)
    Country: Belarus, Belgium, France
    Status: In development

    HBO Development Award
    EUR 2,000

    Kix - The Story of a Street Kid / Sanyiék
    Directed: Balint Révész ans Dávid Mikulán
    Produced: ELF Pictures (Hungary), Gallivant Film (Hungary)
    Country: Hungary, Croatia, France
    Status: In production

    Sunny Side of the Doc Prize + DocsBarcelona Award
    Industry support at the 32nd edition of Sunny Side of the Doc + Selection to Speed Meetings at the 2021 DocsBarcelona

    The Trans Syrian Express
    Directed: Alina Rudnitskaya
    Produced: Illume Ltd. Oy (Finland), Arkana Studio (Poland), 317-film (Russia)
    Country: Finland, Poland, Russia
    Status: In development

    Golden Funnel
    EUR 1,000

    The Boundaries of Fidelity / Hranice nevery
    Directed: Diana Fabiánová
    Produced: ARINA Ltd. (Slovakia), Cineart TV Prague (Czech Republic)
    Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
    Status: In development