Ex Oriente Film
What do we offer:
• 1st workshop: The Way of Co-Production
Venue: Czech Republic, Písek, Film Academy of Miroslav Ondříček
Dates: March 28 - April 1 2007
1st workshop is focused on the preparation and development of a documentary project for documentary co-production. Participants: directors and producers of the project.
• 2nd workshop: Production Development
Venue: Budapest - to be confirmed
Dates: May 30 - June 3 2007
The workshop is aimed at establishing and development of production companies in Eastern Europe. Participants: producers of the project. Follow up of project development.
• 3rd workshop: Market Opens (International Documentary Film Festival Jihlava, Czech Republic, Last week of October 2007) is dedicated to marketing and promotion of films, pitching techniques and opportunities and the potential of East-European independent producers in the European market. The third session ends with the public presentations of the projects on the East European Forum. Photo: East European Forum 2006
What will you learn at the Ex Oriente Film?
• How to write and develop a professional project for international European co-production with the assistance of experienced experts and producers
• How to contact key individuals from the documentary film industry and how to work with them
• How to enter the international film market – documentary film financing, the European market, presale, sale and co-production contracts
• How to set up and run a successful independent film production company
• How to consult all your company's steps and strategies with experienced experts and producers throughout the whole year
Photo: Ex Oriente Film 2004
February 1 (each year)
Who is it for:
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. Our participants are from Eastern and Central Europe – established producers and directors as well as independent producers starting-out, fresh film school graduates and debutants. All participants must be able to provide evidence of their practical experience.
• Be from the MEDIA+ countries
• Have several years of experience working in the film and television industry
• Be particularly motivated to work in a wider European context
Photo: Ex Oriente Film 2006
What projects are suitable for European 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 stories 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.
Participation fee is EURO 750, - per selected project. Participants coming from Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Slovenia can apply for scholarship which is given in total amount EURO 600.
Total price after accounting scholarship is 150 EURO.
Participation fee does not cover travel and food expenses. Additional accommodation fee is Euro 250,- per selected project, which covers part of room expenses during all 3 workshops.
A condition of participation is active knowledge of English and presence of both, the director and the producer of the project at the all three workshops.
Institute of Documentary Film.
MEDIA+ program of European Commission, State Fund for Support and Development of Czech Cinematography, International Visegrad Fund, Czech German Future Fund, FAMU, International Documentary Film Festival Jihlava 2007