Ex Oriente Film
- Our participants are mainly from Eastern and Central Europe – established producers and directors as well as independent producers starting out, fresh film school graduates and debutants from the region. All participants must be able to provide evidence of their practical experience. Ex Oriente Film is for documentary film professionals who have decided to break the bounds of the limited local film market with projects geared towards the international film market. It is designed for motivated independent producers and directors, including film school graduates, who have been in the industry for at least a few seasons.
- Approx. 2-3 projects will be picked up from the West European (EU) region as it is necessary to improve co-production opportunities between East and West European independent production companies.
- During the six editions of our workshop, there has been an apparent increase in the circulation of East European films at festivals and markets. Also, co-production projects as well as audiences for East European documentaries have flourished in the European Union and beyond. Many new production companies have been established, with some of the producers attending the Ex Oriente Film workshop as newcomers.
- We strongly believe that by bringing some of the key figures of the European documentary industry among East European professionals - not only the participants but also among the local Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Austrian or Polish documentary professionals at the open sessions of the workshops taking place in different Central and East European countries - we will be able to strengthen the professional competitiveness of East European film.>