The deadline for submissions to the 2020 East Silver Market, organised by Prague-based Institute of Documentary Film (IDF), are:
Submission deadline for films produced in 2019: March 31, 2020
Submission deadline for films produced in 2020: May 31, 2020
Submission deadline for projects at rough cut stage: July 31, 2020
This call is open for completed documentaries produced/co-produced in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. Only films that have not been previously submitted for East Silver market are eligible.
The market emphasis is on “creative documentaries from the region of Central and Eastern Europe, tackling contemporary topics, challenging genre and media boundaries and audience participation, welcoming films that set out to conduct intense and engaged experiences and to change the way we think about topical issues, audiences, ways of storytelling and the world itself.”
Each year, about 300 films from more than 29 countries are selected for the market.
The 17th edition of the East Silver Market takes place during the 24rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival in October 27 – November 1, 2020, Jihlava, Czech Republic.
Silver Eye Award 2020 Choosing nominees from the 2020 East Silver Market submissions, the East Silver Market international jury (comprised of international buyers, sales agents and festival selectors) award the best documentary films with the Silver Eye Awards
A total of 22 films will compete in 2 main categories (short and feature length documentary). Both winners are granted prize money of €2500.