East Silver - Documentary Film Market

posted by SHorváth on 2008/06/29 21:43

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East Silver has become the biggest internationally recognized database of creative documentary feature and television documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe. This specialized market will take place during the 12th International Documentary Film Festival Jihlava (October 24 – 29, 2008). 

The new edition of East Silver – the only market which supports producers and distributors from Central and East Europe – is now open for submissions. The deadline is 30 July 2008. The submission is free for all applicable films (produced 2007 - 2008, English subtitled, with trailer + catalogue photos).

Submit your documentary via the online ENTRYFORM. More detailed informations and guidelines are available at www.eastsilver.net. --- See also the CfP from last year.

The contact address is: 

Anna Kaslová, East Silver Assistant
Tel + fax:+ 420 222 214 858
GSM:+ 420 777 211 077
Address for submitting films and other material:
East Silver, Školská 12, 110 00 Prague, Czech Republic

Please note some further interesting informations:

East Silver Catalogue
East Silver offers a printed catalogue distributed to over five hundred film professionals, and an on-line database, in which directors and producers can present their films. The video library creates space for them to meet important distributors, television and festival programmers and important buyers. These can, through East Silver, systematically get to know not easily accessible documentary production from Central and East Europe and acquire selected films for further distribution. The video library, which catered for over 300 European film professionals in 2007, serves as a unique meeting point for the dialogue between film professionals from East and West. 
East Silver Caravan
An inseparable part of the project is the East Silver Caravan. During the year you can encounter it at the most prestigious documentary film festivals and markets in Europe, USA and Canada. Documentary showcase travels with the selection of the best creative documentaries from East and Central Europe towards a wide international audience – not only towards film fans, but particularly towards professionals. East Silver partner festivals and markets strongly believe that the special quality and energy of East European documentaries will enchant festival-goers and television audiences all over the world. The Caravan can deliver its load of approximately 30 films to places such as Berlin (Berlinale 7/2 – 17/2), Prague (World Content Market 25/2 – 27/2), Kiev (IFF Human Rights Documentary Days in Ukraine 28/3 – 4/4), Toronto (Hot Docs 17/4 – 27/4, Nyon (Visions du Reel 18/4 – 24/4), Linz (Crossing Europe 22/4 – 27/4), Krakow (Krakow FF 30/5 – 5/6), Budapest (Discop 18/6 – 20/6), La Rochelle (Sunny Side of the Doc 24/6 – 27/6), Karlovy Vary (KVIFF 4/7 – 12/7), Marseille (FID Marseille 4/7 – 9/7), Kosovo (DokuFest 6/8 – 12/8), Sarajevo IFF (15/8 – 23/8), Leipzig (DOK Leipzig 27/10 – 2/11), Sheffield (DocFest Sheffield 7/11 – 11/11), Copenhagen (CPH DOX 9/11-18/11) and Amsterdam (IDFA 20/11 – 30/11).   
Here you find the numerous destinations of the EAST SILVER CARAVAN 2008.
East Silver TV Focus
Another activity of East Silver towards TV buyers and commissioning editors is recommendation of Eastern European docs made to fit broadcasters´ slots.

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