East European Forum
East European Forum is the region's largest meeting of Central and East European documentary filmmakers with Europe's and North America´s leading commissioning editors, distributors, buyers and film fund representatives. Directors and independent producers offer their projects for co-production, pre-sale or other forms of financial support.
Since its foundation in 2001, the Forum has become a prestigious meeting place that has hosted more than 650 filmmakers and producers from Eastern Europe, and over 200 commissioning editors, buyers and festival programmers. Over 100 documentary films have been completed with the direct support of the East European Forum, with a number of them awarded at prestigious international festivals.
Projects that attended the East European Forum and are not yet completed become part of the year-long follow-up support programme.
EAST EUROPEAN FORUM 2016
Open to: creative feature length (52´up) documentary projects in the development and production stage represented by director and producer
Application deadline: December 1, 2015 (Applying is free of charge)
Pitching Workshop: March 7 – 13, 2016
Public Presentations + Feedback Round Tables: March 12 – 13, 2016
Where: Prague, Czech Republic
Participation fee: EUR 100 / selected project + EUR 300 fee for accommodation, lunches and coffee breaks per project (= EUR 400 for two people)
Practical requirements: Proficiency in English + participation of both the director and the producer at the Forum Workshop and Pitching Forum