East European Forum
East European Forum is the first meeting of East-European documentary filmmakers and significant European commissioning editors where the filmmakers and their independent producers offer their topics for realization. The Forum is organized by the Institute of Documentary Film in cooperation with International Documentary Film Festival Jihlava.
This year the Forum will host more than 70 documentary professionals from all over Europe. It is the first event that gives East European documentary filmmakers the opportunity to meet Europe's leading commissioning editors. With the founding of the East European Forum, the region of Central Europe has received the first alternative to the existing models of funding that rely only on state funds and local broadcasters. Since its establishment, the Forum has become a prestigious meeting place for film professionals and, since 2001, it has hosted approx. 312 East European filmmakers and producers, 40 TV representatives and tens of international distributors, buyers and festival programmers. Thanks to the Forum, 18 films have been completed since 2001.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 9, every year
October 25-27,2006 - Workshop for directors and producers of the 12 short-listed projects
October 28-29,2006 - Pitching Forum