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No Meeting Prior to Ex Oriente Film Selection Results

We would like to thank all filmmakers who have applied for the 2011 Ex Oriente Film. Please note that due to the nature and geographical distribution of the applications, members of the selection committee have decided not to plan any meetings with applicants in other European cities this year. Final selection results will be announced on our website by February 18, 2011.

Ex Oriente Film 2011

Application deadline expired January 15, 2011.

A selection committee made up of IDF members of staff and Ex Oriente Film head tutors, is currently in the process of selecting 14 projects that will attend the year-long workshop.

This year, the selection committee decided that individual meetings with applicants in other European cities will not be necessary.

The list of 14 projects selected for the workshop will be announced by Friday, February 18, 2011 at

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Timetable of the 2011 Ex Oriente Film Workshop:

First Session – March 12 - 19, 2011 (Roztoky u Prahy, Czech Republic)
Second Session – mid-June 2011 (Bratislava, Slovak Republic)
Third Session – October 24 - 31, 2011 (probable dates, Jihlava, Czech Republic)

Participation Fee:
Participation fee is EUR 1,500 per selected project (includes all accommodation, coffee breaks and lunches for 1 - 2 persons during the three workshop sessions). Participation fee must be paid by Friday, February 25, 2011.

More details on the 2011 Ex Oriente Film Session 1 here.