Submission deadline for Ex Oriente Film workshop 2018: April 24, 2018

Focus: Development

Open to: Creative feature length (52´up) documentary projects in development and production tackling contemporary topics, challenging genre and media boundaries and audience participation. We welcome filmmakers who 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.

Application deadline: April 24, 2018 (Applying is free of charge, applying is possible through the online application form)

Workshop timeline:

  • 1st Session: June 17 - 23, 2018 (Trieste, Italy)
  • 2nd Session: October 25 - 30, 2018 (Jihlava, Czech Republic, within Ji.hlava IDFF)
  • 3rd Session: March 2019 (Prague, Czech Republic, within East Doc Platform and One World IFF)

Participants: The workshop is open for 12 documentary projects represented by director-producer teams who will attend all the workshop sessions. The workshop is designed primarily for directors and producers from Central and Eastern Europe (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.

Participation fee: The participation fee is 2,100€ per selected project (includes accommodation, coffee breaks and lunches during all the three workshop sessions for 2 pers.).

Scholarship: Selected participants may apply for a scholarship to cover part of the participation fee associated with the workshop. Applicants must prove that there is no access to scholarships in their own country.

Practical requirements: Directors and producers can only participate with their own creative documentary projects. It is required that all workshop sessions be attended by both the director and the producer. Participants must be proficient in English.

Rebecca De Pas / Manager: rebecca@dokweb.net​
Kristýna Bartošová  / Coordinator: kbartosova@dokweb.net​

Institute of Documentary Film (IDF)
Štěpánská 14, Prague 1, 110 00, Czech Republic