Ex Oriente Film
ABOUT EX ORIENTE FILM 2006
The filmmakers and producers will have an opportunity to participate in a year-long workshop where experienced european producers, trainers, AV experts and TV commissioning editors will help them develop their projects, find financing and foreign partners and advise them on the further steps to take towards realizing their films. Besides practical content and individ
the workshop will include lectures on the basics of the European audiovisual market (legal and economic aspects) and how independent production companies work in recent Europe.
What do we offer:
- 1st workshop: The Way of Co-Production (Bratislava - April 26 - 30, 2006)
is focused on the preparation and development of a documentary project for documentary co-production. Participants: directors and producers of the project. The 1st workshop is organized by IDF in co-operation with the Slovakian Center for Documentary.
- 2nd workshop: Production Development (Nymburk - June 14 - 18 2006)
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 - October 2006) is dedicated to marketing and promotion of films, pitching techniques and opportunities and the potential of East-European independent producers in the European market.
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
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
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.
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 in association with European Documentary Network
MEDIA+ program of European Commission, State Fund for Support and Development of Czech Cinematography, International Visegrad Fund, Czech German Future Fund, British Council, FAMU, International Documentary Film Festival Jihlava 2006