East Doc Platform

The East Doc Platform (EDP) offers free, open programs in English for industry professionals and documentary film lovers: discussions, masterclasses, screenings, presentation Czech Docs… Coming Soon and East Doc Forum – a prestigious pitching forum for feature-length and interactive documentary projects in development and early production stage. The EDP is the largest co-production, funding and distribution platform tailor-made for Central and East European documentaries, every year connecting 120 filmmakers and more than 100 key decision makers – producers, broadcasters, distributors and festival programmers from around the world. Internationally successful titles, such as Over the Limit, When the War Comes, Village Without Women, Ukrainian Sheriffs, The Russian Job and others were presented at the EDP.

Lecture: What Is With This Pitching Thing?

Every year, experienced documentary mentor Mikael Opstrup watches 700–800 pitching trailers and hundreds of presentations. At the same time, he...

 

Lecture: Ringing the Bell – How to Begin Film

The first few minutes of a film are the most important. The topic is set in the exposition and the aesthetic means which transports the topic are presented....

 

Presentation: Pitch the Doc – Making documentary pitching different!

Introduction to Pitch the Doc as example of web-based tool for professional preparation of “film packs”, and for continuous promotion and...

 

Masterclass: Fredrik Gertten

In his Masterclass, Swedish director and journalist Fredrik Gertten will speak about his method of developing his new investigative documentary Push,...

 

Masterclass: Nanfu Wang

One of today’s most progressive filmmakers, an Emmy-nominated director Nanfu Wang (One Child Nation, I Am Another You, Hooligan Sparrow), is internationally...

 

Lecture: Distributing Diversity

"Speaking about Documentary Distribution, it’s assumed to be about making non-fiction travel, and sell. We call international distribution...

 

Case Study: How to co-produce between Western and Eastern Europe

The documentary feature Trees Floating by Salomé Jashi is a co-production between CORSO Film / Germany, Mira Film / Switzerland and Sakdoc Film / Georgia....

 

Presentation: Czech Docs… Coming Soon

Five upcoming feature documentaries are presented by producer-director team to an audience of invited representatives of leading international film festivals,...

 

Case Study: The Art of Producing Documentaries on Art

Austrian producer Johannes Rosenberger of Navigator Film will share his experience and will offer his insight into differences in navigating producing...

 

Panel Discussion: Filmmaking against dictatorships: how to shoot and keep your freedom

In the era of alt-truth, fake news and troll farms, the critical filmmaking is more than necessary to advocate for the voice of the powerless, promote...

 

Presentation: East Doc Forum

21 feature-length documentaries in development and production from Central and Eastern Europe will be pitched to international industry professionals...