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Ex Oriente Film 2012
Application deadline: April 20

Apply for Ex Oriente Film and attend the year-long workshop to develop your creative documentary project.

Submissions are now open for Ex Oriente Film 2012, the year-long international workshop supporting the development and funding of creative documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe . At the three workshop sessions (the 4th session focused on rough cuts is for selected projects only) taking place in the course of one year, directors and producers develop their projects and funding strategies and benefit from the assistance and valuable advice provided by established European producers, directors, experts and commissioning editors. The Ex Oriente Film training programme culminates with the East European Forum co-production meeting that provides documentary filmmakers with an opportunity to pitch their project and secure funding from West European and North American broadcasters. The three residential workshops and the East European Forum pitching are supplemented by the Doc Launch follow-up programme that tracks the projects till their completion.


(Apply with your documentary project through our online ENTRY FORM - Application is free of charge!)

Final selection of projects: May 2012

Workshop Timeline:

1st Workshop Session - „Find Your Originality“: mid-June 2012 ( Czech Republic , TBC)

2nd Workshop Session -„Production & Story Development“: October 2012(within IDFF Jihlava, Jihlava, Czech Republic )

3rd Workshop Session - „The Market Opens“: March 2013 (within One World Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic )

Participants: Out of all submitted projects, 14 projects will be selected, i.e., 28 participants (14 director-producer teams) will be included in the workshop.

Participation Fee: The participation fee is EUR 1,500 per selected project (includes all accommodation, coffee breaks and lunches during the three workshops for 1-2 pers.).

Scholarships: Participants from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic , Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia may apply for a scholarship to cover part of the accommodation and participation fees. Applicants must prove that there is no possibility of scholarship in their own country and that the project is not supported by any development funding. To apply for a scholarship, applicants must send us a request and an official letter from their local MEDIA Desk or national film centre confirming this.

Conditions of Participation: Participants must be proficient in English. All workshop sessions must be attended by both the producer and the director.