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Ex Oriente Film: the deadline is approaching

Press releases 2018-04-11

Ex Oriente Film call for applications is closing on April 24, 2018. If you have documentary project in development or early production stage, you can submit it using our online application form (applying is free of charge and is only available in English)Also, if you know about interesting projects in development, do not hesitate to share our call.

Among more than 25 tutors of this year’s edition of Ex Oriente Film, we are proud to have the General Delegate of the Venice International Film Critics’ Week Giona

A. Nazzaro (Switzerland/Italy), producer and consultant Iikka Vehkalahti (Finland), Head of Studies of the European Documentary Network Mikael Opstrup(Denmark), director and script editor Ivana Pauerová Miloševičová (Czech Republic) and director and producer Filip Remunda (Czech Republic).

The workshop is open for 12 selected documentary projects, represented bydirector-producer teams who will attend all the workshop sessions. It is designed for directors and producers coming from Europe with a special attention for Central and Eastern Europe projects (incl. EU acceding and candidate countries, Post-Soviet states and Russia) and/or for creative documentary projects dealing with stories from Central and Eastern Europe.


The first Ex Oriente Film session will take place in Trieste (Italy) in June 17 – 23, 2018. For the first time, Ex Oriente Film will be held alongside the new training and development initiative RE-ACT. The date of RE-ACT workshop is June 19 – 21. Creative teams (director and producer) from partner countries/regions: Slovenia, Croatia and Friuli Venezia Giulia who have documentary projects in early stages of development are welcome to apply to RE-ACT until April 20, 2018. You can find more information on the website of RE-ACT workshop.

Next sessions will take place in Jihlava (October 25 – 30, 2018, within IDFF Ji.hlava) and in Prague in March 2019 (within East Doc Platform during One World IHRDFF) where the whole process culminates at the East Doc Forum co-production meeting, featuring the final pitching in front of Europe's and North America's leading commissioning editors and independent producers, distributors, buyers and film fund representatives.


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