Ex Oriente Film Training Programme 2017

Ex Oriente Film is an international training programme for documentary professionals supporting the development and funding of creative documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe. The core of the Ex Oriente Film workshop is based on three week-long residential workshops held over 9 months. Each year we select up to 12 projects that receive assistance from a wide range of film experts, with each workshop focusing on a different segment of development. Our 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 and independent producers, distributors, buyers and film fund representatives.

The three residential Ex Oriente Film workshops and the East European Forum pitching are supplemented by the Follow-Up Programme- a yearlong chain of follow-up support and additional activities for projects that have completed, or are currently completing, the Ex Oriente Film workshop.

Application Deadline: May 4th 2017

For: Directors and producers from Central and Eastern Europe and/ or for creative documentary projects dealing with stories from Central and Eastern Europe.