Do you have an idea for a documentary project that is in development or early production stage? Make sure that your synopsis, trailer, and presentation skills gain the attention of the most demanding decision makers and succeed internationally. Within one year, three week-long sessions provide you with intensive cooperation and consultations with internationally renowned experts. Learn more about legal issues, international co-productions, and different forms of promotion and distribution while getting feedback, contacts and further support for your project.
Ex Oriente Film is an international workshop focused on the in depth development and funding of creative documentary films from the CEE region. During three week-long workshops and online sessions held over the next nine months, producers and directors gain assistance and advice from leading filmmakers and experts in the development of ideas, production, and distribution strategy for their upcoming documentaries.
The Ex Oriente Film program leads into the co-production session East European Forum, where workshop participants pitch their projects to European and North American documentary professionals. In addition to automatic inclusion in the East European Forum workshop, participants will have the opportunity to gain a wide range of scholarships and prizes. Scholarships are also available to cover part of the participation fee as well as travel costs for the workshop.
The course culminates in the pitching sessions of projects at the East European 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.
The three residential Ex Oriente Film workshops and the East European Forum pitching are supplemented by the Follow-Up Programme- a yearlong chain of follow-up support and additional activities for projects that have completed, or are currently completing, the Ex Oriente Film workshop.
The deadline for submissions is May 4th, 2017 and you can find the application form HERE.