East European Forum
East European Forum is a unique meeting of East European documentary filmmakers and significant European commissioning editors where the filmmakers and their independent producers offer their creative projects for co-production, pre-sale and acquisistion. The Forum is organized by the Institute of Documentary Film in co-operation with the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival.
Dates: October 22 - 27 2008
Venue: Jihlava, Czech Republic
Tutors: 10 documentary film producers and experts from EU AV industry
Participants: 48 East European filmmakers (producers and directors)
Panel: 20 Commissioning editors, 2 independent producers, 7 sales agents and Intl. Film Fund representatives
The workshop and final pitching sessions will take place in Jihlava, Czech Republice. Venues will be confirmed later.
€ 100/selected project + € 250 contribution for accommodation per project
EAST EUROPEAN FORUM STEP BY STEP:
The project competition, in which the committee of IDF team and international experts select projects that will take part in the Forum.
October 22 - 24 2008
The Forum Workshop, led by top European documentary film producers, experts and distributors, will train participants “the art of pitching” - how to publicly present their given projects, and how to put into practice suggested co-production.
October 25 - 27 2008
The Pitching forum – a public presentation in which the director and producer have an opportunity to present/pitch their film projects to leading East and West European television producers in order to enroll their aid in co-financing or co-production. The pitching forum is followed by individual meetings, which enable the producers and directors to introduce the project to the commissioning editors in more detail.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Directors and producers with their own creative projects. The knowledge of English is a participation condition. The participation of both (director and producer) at the Forum Workshop and Pitching Forum is one of the necessary conditions. East European Forum focuses mainly on Central and East European creative projects, with the director or producer or both from the East and Central European region.
WHAT PROJECTS ARE SUITABLE FOR CO-PRODUCTION?
• Projects for which the author has already completed the preliminary research and has a clear idea of the main line of the film
• Subjects with strong topics appealing not only to a small audience but potentially to diverse viewers from various cultural backgrounds
• The subject doesn't have to be European in terms of scope. It can be a local story, yet it should relate to a universal human experience, generalize its message and show its content in a social or time-spatial context.
• The genre of the film can be very diverse ranging from full-length documentaries to portraits or historical films.