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Videoelibrary, Distribution talk, Kostomarov and East European Forum project presentation round one

Saturday is another day in the Videolibrary and the closing of Project Market individual sessions. Besides, there will be discussions about film legislature and distribution. Pavel Kostomarov is going to appear on stage, as well as all Forum workshop participants within East European Forum.


East Doc Platform | Prague | March 5 – 11, 2012
East European Forum, Doc Launch Presentation, East Silver Videolibrary, Project Market


East Doc Platform continues with the morning session held by a delegation of filmmakers, producers and institution representatives. This time, at 9am, Archa Theatre´s Small Hall presents Co-production Breakfast with Bulgaria. An hour later, another day of East Silver Videolibrary begins and continues for twelve hours until 10pm. Besides that, however, there is going to be the first of the two East European Forum pitching sessions, which takes place from 10am till 1.30pm. It is the climax of the Forum workshop intensive training. Since Monday, the 16 selected Eastern European projects were tutored by Mikael Opstrup and Marijke Rawie and now focuses on the final pitching and the following negotiations at Feedback Round Tables, where particular deals concerning financing or other forms of support are being made. During Friday’s East Doc Platform opening ceremony, Hanna Pollak’s project Zvalka was announced the best Eastern European Forum project in development and production. At 3pm, other 61 documentary projects meet with decision makers at the last block of individual meetings within Project Market. At the same time, all the accredited film professionals are invited to visit the East Silver Tour and see the East Silver team introduce the operation of the largest documentary market in the region that focuses exclusively on Central and Eastern European productions. Meanwhile, selected guests are about meet over the Visegrad region film legislature in a session titled Closer Look. At 5pm, public may look forward to the Inspiration talk given by Pavel Kostomarov who will introduce the in-development project Zip Cities, upgrading his stylistic and structural approach to an exceptional experiment. Shortly after him, the Small Hall in Archa Theatre opens a public panel discussion about contemporary distribution environment. Progressive forms of online distribution and chances of older sales models for survival will be discussed by renowned professionals in the field. The day closes with networking dinner and a get-together party with One World festival in Lucerna bar.



SATURDAY, March 10, 2012

9:00 – 10:00 |Co-production Breakfast: Bulgaria| Informal meeting with industry guests from Bulgaria offering a survey of co-production possibilities in the country – where to apply for funding, who the key industry players are and the best route to co-production.
Open for: All types of EDP & One World accreditations
Where: Archa Theatre, Small Hall

10:00 – 22:00 |East Silver Video Library|
Open for: EDP accreditation & One World Guest accreditation
Where: Archa Palace, Remote Space

10:00 – 13:30 |EAST EUROPEAN FORUM – Public Presentations| East European Forum participants pitch their projects to industry guests and potential funders.
Open for: All types of EDP & One World accreditations
Where: Archa Theatre

15:00 – 17:00 |PROJECT MARKET| Prearranged one-on-one meetings
Open for: EDP accreditation
Where: Archa Palace, Chip Room

15:00 – 17:30|Feedback Round Tables| Group meetings between East European Forum Participants and decision makers.
Open for: confirmed guests
Where: Archa Palace, Staple Cabinet

15:00 – 16:00 |East Silver Tour| How does a documentary market work in practice? | Introduction to the East Silver Market and its features with a special sales, distribution and festival insight. With special guests Christine Hille (DOK Leipzig), Katarzyna Wilk (Krakow Film Foundation) and Hugh Purcell (ESoDoc - European Social Documentary).
Open for: EDP accreditation
Where: Archa Theatre, Small Hall 

15:00 – 17:00 |TALK: Closer Look| Informal meeting among Polish, Czech, Slovak and Hungarian representatives focused on the comparison of film legislation in each country.
Open for: confirmed guests

17:00 – 18:30 |INSPIRING TALK: Zip Cities by Pavel Kostomarov| Noted Russian filmmaker introduces his soon-to-be released project. Where does one film end and another begin? Hunting for reality. Archiving reality. Turning on and off - shots in all directions. Shots of flickering. Shots of flashes. Shots of blinks.
Open for: All types of EDP & One World accreditations
Where: Archa Theatre, Small Hall

18:30 – 20:00 |PANEL DISCUSSION: Recent Documentary Sales and Distribution |What shifts have taken place in documentary sales and distribution over the recent years? Producers - sales - television - festivals - or do-it-yourself: where's the common ground and how do they protect their own turf? And how can you protect yours? Pricing, agreements, examples. Panel discussion with Jan Rofekamp (FilmTransit, CA), Alice Apley (Documentary Educational Resources, USA), Anaїs Clanet (Wide House, FR), Heino Deckert (Deckert Distribution, DE), Stefan Kloos (Rise and Shine, DE), Charlotte Gry Madsen (DR International Sales, DK), Ayse Poffet (First Hand Films, CH).
Open for: All types of EDP & One World accreditations
Where: Archa Theatre, Small Hall

20:00 |Czech Networking Dinner| Czech producers have a chance to meet with international industry professionals.
By invitation only

21:00 |East Doc Platform & One World Get Together Party|
Open for: EDP accreditation & One World guests
Where: Lucerna Palace