Institute of Documentary Film will announce the main EDP prize – East Doc Platform Award associated with the financial support of 7 500 € for the best project in development. The project will be selected from projects in development included in the East Doc Platform 2017 and will be chosen by the international jury. The granted financial support will help the filmmakers in further development of their documentary film.
Markéta Štinglová, Manager of International Content Projects of public broadcaster Czech TV, the General Media Partner of the Institute of Documentary Film will announce the winner of the Czech TV Post-production Award. The award is associated with post-production services worth 7 400 € granted by Czech TV. The award conferment is contingent to further negotiation and agreement with Czech TV. The jury consists of the Czech TV representatives
All eligible East Doc Platform projects from the HBO Europe countries of interest compete for the HBO Award for further development, presented by Hanka Kastelicová, the Executive Producer of Documentaries HBO Europe.
The award is granted to one of the projects that took part in the yearlong Ex Oriente Film workshop and underwent the most significant development. The winning project is honoured with 600 €. The granted financial support should help the filmmakers in further development and international promotion of their emerging documentary fi lm. The jury members are Ex Oriente Film workshop lead tutors.
One project presented at the East European Forum/ East Doc Platform is annually selected by an IDFA representative for a special award to encourage talented filmmakers and promising documentary projects. The award consists of a free IDFA Forum and IDFAcademy pass. IDFA also covers accommodation and travel costs for the project team to Amsterdam.
In cooperation with the DocsBarcelona, one of the projects presented at the East European Forum is selected for the Speed Meetings at the 2017 DocsBarcelona. The meetings will be arranged previously depending on fi nancers and projects preferences. The award enables the filmmakers to additionally present their project to the international decision makers and thus soon follow-up on and broaden the deals and cooperation initiated at East Doc Platform. The project will be selected by Mikael Opstrup (European Documentary Network).
DOK Leipzig is happy to present two awards. One project will be selected for fast-forward participation in the 13th DOK Co-Pro Market. The project will have the chance to present itself to around 70 decision makers in pre-scheduled individual meetings in October 2017. DOK Leipzig is looking also for one project for the DOK Spotlight Presentation, highlighting the best late-stage projects from different training initiatives ready to hit the international market. Both prizes include free festival accreditation and three nights accommodation for the fi lm team in order to attend DOK Leipzig.
Thanks to the new cooperation between Doc Tank and interactive documentary workshop (CH), which offers exchange of knowledge and experience between transmedia professionals and workshop participants, the interactive documentary workshop Award will be given to the best Doc Tank project. The winning project will be invited to attend the next edition of the id workshop in Nyon (April 2017) and the project holder (or 1 team member) will be awarded with a full scholarship, covering tuition fees, subsistence and travel expenses.