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East Doc Platform Reveals Award-Winning Documentary Projects


East Doc Platform (EDP), one of the largest documentary industry events in Central and Eastern Europe, ended last Sunday and turned into a marketplace for nearly 300 registered documentaries which are currently in development, production or post-production. In the meantime, EDP has announced the award-winners among the titles submitted for this year's edition.

'Provincial Town of E' received
the East Doc Platform award

The 6th edition of East Doc Platform, organized by the Institute of Documentary Film, saw the participation of a record-breaking 284 documentary projects, from which 40 were selected to compete for 9 awards which were announced on Sunday during the official award ceremony. Among the awarded projects are Provincial Town of E by Dmitry Bogolubov, Earth Masters by Alba Sotorra and Marina Gulbiani's Before Father Is Back.

"The jury awarded films examining the influence of Putin’s Russia, the impact of global warming and religious radicalism", said Miriam Ryndová, Head of East Doc Platform, with a view on the winners of the three top awards. The Institute of Documentary Film granted the main East Doc Platform Award of EUR 7,500 to the best project in development and production stage (Provincial Town of E). The financial aid will help the authors to develop and produce the documentary further. The project was selected by a prestigious international jury consisting of recognised experts from amongst film festival and sales representatives

The DocsBarcelona Award went to The Smuggler by Ivars Zviedris. The project was selected by EDN Head of Studies, Mikael Opstrup, as EDN is regularly involved in the selection of projects for the DocsBarcelona award. The award implies that The Smuggler will take part in the speed meetings during the next edition of DocsBarcelona.

Overview of awarded documentary projects at the 6th East Doc Platform:

The East Doc Platform Award

Provincial Town of E | D: Dmitry Bogolubov | P: Vlad Ketkovich

The HBO Development Award

Earth Masters | D: Alba Sotorra | P: Nadja Smith | Gaia Audiovisuals S.L. (Germany, Spain)

Czech TV postproduction Award

Before Father Is Back | Marina Gulbiani | Nushi Film (Georgia, France, Germany)

The Golden Funnel Award

Satanic Girls | D: Bohdan Bláhovec | P: Pavla Janoušková Kubecková, Anna Herza Tydlitátová

IDFA Forum Award:

Yours Sincerely, Social System | D: Martin Tokár | P: Ivana Hucíková

DocsBarcelona Award

The Smuggler | D: Ivars Zviedris | P: Marta Bite

DOK Preview Award

Provincial Town of E | D: Dmitry Bogolubov, Anna Shishova-Bogolubova | P: Vlad Ketkovich

DOK Leipzig Co-Poduction Meeting

Bare-Handed | D: Stefano Obino | P: Silvia Luzi, Luca Bellino

Current Time TV Award

Provincial Town of E | D: Dmitry Bogolubov, Anna Shishova-Bogolubova | P: Vlad Ketkovich

For more information about the awards, please visit the IDF website.

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