Ex Oriente Film 2019 - 3rd Session - Market Opens
March 9 - 15, 2019. East Doc Platform in association with One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
Ex Oriente Film is a workshop dedicated to the development and funding of creative documentary films in Central and Eastern Europe. Ex Oriente is driven by IDF – Institute of documentary Film in Prague with EDN Head of Studies Mikael Opstrup as one of four leading tutors.
At three residential workshops, participating directors work to develop the subject, narrative and the visual style of their projects, while producers learn more about the best ways to engage potential funders, and about the rules of the international market. Lectures and seminars on legal and financial issues in documentary filmmaking are an important feature throughout the programme. Ex Oriente Film culminates in the final pitching sessions of East European creative projects at the East Doc Forum.
The third session will deal mainly with practical skills that are necessary for the presentation of the project and the pitching. However, its tutoring framework will focus mainly on distribution plan and sales, post-pitching negotiation techniques for documentaries, as well as communication strategies to get European/ North American broadcasters and funders involved in the project. Theoretical parts of the session will discuss specific examples of international co-production through case studies presented by commissioning editors, producers and distributors.
EDN Head of Studies Mikael Opstrup is one of the leading tutors at the Ex Oriente Film program, as well as one of the moderators of East Doc Forum.