East European ForumThe Pitching Forum was inspired by similar events held in Western Europe, which have proven successful and have been serving the documentary film market for several years.
The first year of the EAST EUROPEAN FORUM was the first event of its kind held in Central and Eastern Europe. Our aim was to break through the barrier of isolation of domestic filmmakers, producers and documentary schools, and to offer an alternative to the local production system that is closely tied to the dominant position of public television stations. Our future intention is to support the position of independent film producers who are, compared to their Western colleagues, still at the beginning, and to contribute to establishing an open market.
Pitching Forum took place within the International Documentary Film Festival in Jihlava.