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Ex Oriente Film

Institute of Documentary Film

Do you have an idea for a documentary project that is in development or early production stage? Make sure that your synopsis, trailer, and presentation skills gain the attention of the most demanding decision-makers and succeed internationally.






Junior , Intermediate


1st Session: June 17-22, 2022, 2nd Session: October 24-28, 2022, 3rd Session: March 24-30, 2023


1st Session: Find Your Way – Vision, Space and Storytelling
June 17-22, 2022 (in La Rochelle, France, at Sunny Side of the Doc)

2nd Session: Production and Story Development
October 24-28, 2022 (in Jihlava, Czech Republic, at Ji.hlava IDFF)

3rd Session: Market, Here I am!
March 24-30, 2023 (in Prague, Czech Republic, within the East Doc Platform & One World IHRDFF)

Application deadline

April 25, 2022

Over one year, three week-long sessions provide you with intensive cooperation and consultations with internationally renowned experts. Learn more about legal issues, international co-productions, and different forms of promotion and distribution while getting feedback, contacts, and further support for your project.

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The Institute of Documentary Film (IDF) has been supporting creative documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe since 2001. The IDF provides both emerging and experienced filmmakers with training, financing, networking and pitching opportunities, helps them get international attention and co-productions, rewards the exceptional projects with Awards and further opportunities and improves their orientation on the international market. The promotional and practical service of the IDF includes a wide range of online and offline catalogues being created annually, updating a thorough database of CEE documentaries and professionals and a calendar of important deadlines for producers, and bringing news from the world of documentary film in general via and social media. To the audience of documentary enthusiasts, the IDF also brings a rich program of lectures, presentations and screenings in their home regions or during the IDF’s industry events.

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