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Apply for Ex Oriente Film 2014


- Ex Oriente Film workshop deadline is June 1

Apply for Ex Oriente Film 2014

The Institute of Documentary Film is looking for creative documentary projects from Central and Eastern Europe to participate in the Ex Oriente Film 2014 training programme.

The core of the Ex Oriente Film training is based on three week-long residential workshops held over the year. Each year IDF selects up to 14 projects that receive assistance from a wide range of film experts, with each workshop focusing on a different segment of development.

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Participants are given a tailored guidance in developing the subject, narrative and the visual style of their projects, making drafts of a financing and distribution strategy, and finding international partners. The course culminates in the pitching sessions of projects at the East European Forum co-production meeting, featuring the final pitching in front of Europe's and North America's leading commissioning editors, distributors, buyers and film-fund representatives. 

The first session, called "Find Your Originality", will take place in July in Rijeka, Croatia, and host top European tutors and filmmakers. Among the already-confirmed tutors are, for example: Mikael Opstrup (head of studies at EDN), Marijke Rawie (consultant, ExpertDoc), Rada Šešić (festival selector, film critic and lecturer IDFA, Rotterdam IFF, Sarajevo IFF), Filip Remunda (director and producer, Hypermarket Film), Jean-Pierre Rehm (director of FIDMarseille), Audrius Stonys (director), Ivo Trajkov (director, head of the Editing Department at FAMU), Magnus Gertten (director and producer, Autoimages), Šejla Kamerić (visual artist) and others. 

2014/2015 workshop timeline:
1st Session: 21 – 26 July 2014 (Rijeka, Croatia, in cooperation with REFINERI workshop)

2nd Session: 22 – 28 October 2014 (Jihlava, Czech Republic, within Jihlava IDFF)

3rd Session & East European Forum: 2 – 8 March 2015 (Prague, Czech Republic, within East Doc Platform and One World IFF)

The deadline for application is 1 June 2014. Apply with your documentary project through the online entry form.

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