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06 August 2010

10th East European Forum deadline: 3 Sept 2010

Apply for the East European Forum and find funding and support for your documentary film!
Application deadline: 3 September 2010

To fill out the application form, please go to:

East European Forum 2010

  • This year the Forum celebrates its 10th anniversary! For the whole decade it has been the region's largest meeting of East European documentary filmmakers and leading European commissioning editors, distributors, buyers and film fund representatives. Directors and independent producers offer their projects for co-production, pre-sales or any other form of financial support. To this date, some 60 documentary films have been made with the support of the Forum.
  • Newly, we will introduce Feedback Round Tables after project presentations. Designed to enhance the positive and focused feedback from commissioners, they also offer an exceptional networking opportunity for the participants with a much smaller group of broadcasters in a more intimate setting. Each project will get up to five times more space for discussion compared to the traditional pitch format. In addition, after the Feedback Round Tables, the filmmaking teams can also engage in in-depth, one-on-one meetings with broadcasters based on comments received at the round tables.
  • Projects Presentations will be delivered prior to the feedback round tables to a large group of visitors and approx. 25 broadcasters representing companies from around Europe and North America, including MDR/ARD, Channel 4, BBC, ARTE, POV, ITVS, ORF and many others. Doc Presentations will provide a relaxed and flexible environment for the participants, with more time available for each project.

During its existence, the Forum has become a prestigious meeting place that has, since 2001, hosted 510 East European filmmakers and producers, over 60 TV commissioning editors and dozens of international distributors, buyers and festival programmers.

The workshop, sidebar programme and public presentations will be attended by more than 120 documentary professionals.

Deadline: September 3, 2010
Forum Workshop: October 21 - 24, 2010
Doc Presentations and Feedback Round Tables: October 25 - 26, 2010
Industry Networking Programme for Participants: October 27 - 30, 2010

Directors and producers with their own creative projects. Participants must be proficient in English. All parts of the programme must be attended by both the director and the producer. The East European Forum focuses mainly on Central and East European creative documentary projects, with the director and/or producer based in the region.

€ 100/selected project + € 250 contribution for accommodation per project

For more information, please visit:

Hana Rezkova
Institute of Documentary Film
Skolska 12, 110 00 Prague 1

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