East Doc Platform 2020 projects announced

East Doc Platform 2020 projects announced

East Doc Platform, the largest co-production, funding and distribution market for Central and Eastern European documentaries, has announced its line-up for the latest edition (Prague, March 7-13 2020).  

 

The event consists of the pitching event East Doc Forum for the funding and co-production of projects in development/early production stage and the East Doc Market for curated meetings on projects at all stages. Meanwhile East Doc Interactive offers up training, collaboration and networking opportunities for innovative storytellers and potential partners working within new technologies.

 

The 2020 selected projects are:

 

EAST DOC FORUM 2020:
The Visitors (Dir: Veronika Lišková. Prod: Kristýna Michálek Květová, CZ, NO)
Faces of Taboo (Dir: Anna Kryvenko. Prod: Yana Kalmykova, UA)
I Want It All (Dir: Katarzyna Wiśniowska. Prod: Tomasz Morawski, PL)
New Life (Dir: Aleksander Kuznetsov. Prod: Rebecca Houzel, FR)
The Intensive Life Unit (Dir: Adéla Komrzý. Prod: Pavla Janoušková Kubečková, CZ)
The Last Nomad (Dir: Petar Glomazić. Prods: Veliša Popović, Biljana Tutorov, ME, RS)
Shaman vs Putin (Dir: Beata Bubenec. Prod: Vlad Ketkovich, RU)
Burial (Dir: Emilija Skarnulyte. Prod: Dagne Vildziunaite, LT, NO)
Black Spot Karabash (Dir: Olga Delane. Prod: Frank Müller, DE, PL)

For the Ex Oriente projects that will be pitched at East Doc Forum, see below.

EAST DOC MARKET 2020:
Heart Circle (Dir: Margit Lillak. Prods: Volia Chajkouskaya, Johanna Trass, EE)
Candidates of Death (Dir: Maciej Cusce. Prod: Ewa Hoffmann, PL)
Housing Expo(sed) (Dir: Apolena Rychlíková. Prod: Martin Kohout, CZ)
The Pawnshop (Dir: Łukasz Kowalski. Prods: Anna Mazerant, Łukasz Kowalski, PL)
No Place for You in Our Town (Dir: Nikolay Stefanov. Prods: Ralitsa Golemanova, Mariana Sabeva, BG)
Lagoons. A Battle for Paradise (Dir: Serhiy Lysenko. Prod: Anna Kapustina, UA)
Wolves on the Borders! (Dir: Martin Páv. Prod: Zuzana Kučerová, CZ)
Company of Steel (Dir: Yuliia Hontaruk. Prod: Igor Savychenko, UA)
Nenets vs Gas (Dir: Sergio Ghizzardi. Prod: Valérie Montmartin, FR, BG, NO)
On Your Marks! (Dir: Mária Pinčíková. Prods: Zuzana Mistríková, Alice Tabery, SK, CZ)

EAST DOC INTERACTIVE 2020: 
Swarm (Dir: Ula Przybylska. Prod: Viktória Szabó, PL, HU)
Touched (Dir: Emilia Ondriasova. Prod: Mads Damsbo, DK, SK, DE)
M10H VR (Dir: Fanni Fazakas. Prod: Daniel Benyi, HU)

Twelve Ex Oriente Film projects are also selected for East Doc Forum. Ex Oriente Film is an international training programme for documentary professionals supporting the development and funding of creative documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe. 

 

Comfortable Century (Dir: Jaroslav Kratochvil. Prod: Jaroslav Bláha, CZ)

Elevation (Dir: Max Rudenko. Prod: Oleksandr Debycy, UA)

Goodbye Beautiful (Dir: Vladimir Milovanovic. Prods: Vladimir Milovanovic and Katarina Stankovic)

How I Became A Partisan (Dir: Vera Lacková. Prod: Jan Bodnár, SK, CZ)

Kiosk (Dir: Daniel Stopa. Prod: Malgorzata Staron, PL)

Lost&Found (Dir: Lauretiu Garofeanu. Prods: Cristina Badea, Cristina Ceausu, RO, CA)

The Mother’s Crusade (Dirs: Alexander Mihalkovich, Anna Bodyako. Prod: Alexander Mihalkovich, BY)

Nord Express (Dir: Karlis Lesins. Prods: Elīna Gedińa-Ducena, Anete Ruperte, LV, EE)

Roma (Dir: Olga Zhurba. Prods: Darya Bassel, Viktoriia Khomenko, UA, NL)

The Schubert Effect (Dir: Aleksander Elkan. Prods: Ksenia Gapchenko, Valeria Nikulina, RU)

Taste of Celibacy (Dir: Libuše Rudinská. Prods: Libuše Rudinská, Wanda Kaprálová, CZ, PL, SK)

 

Institute of Documentary Film (IDF) has been supporting creative documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe since 2001. IDF provides both emerging and experienced filmmakers with training, financing, networking and pitching opportunities, promotes their work abroad and helps facilitate international co-productions. In addition, the organisation rewards exceptional projects with awards and further opportunities to improve their orientation within the international market.