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Ex Oriente Training Programme

Ex Oriente Film & Series Workshop

Institute of Documentary Film

Ex Oriente Film is a professional-based, international training programme organized by the Institute of Documentary Film in partnership with international festivals, markets and industry platforms. Workshop is focused on supporting the development and funding of creative documentary (Ex Oriente Film) and docuseries (Ex Oriente Series) projects.






Junior , Intermediate


1st session: ExOriente Feature, ExOriente Series in partnership with Sunny Side of the Doc, La Rochelle, France
June 17 - 21, 2023

2nd session: ExOriente Feature, ExOriente Series in partnership with DOK Leipzig, Germany
October 6 - 10, 2023

3rd session: ExOriente Feature, ExOriente Series within the East Doc Platform, Prague, Czech Republic - in partnership with One World IHRDFF
March 22 - 28, 2024

Application deadline

14 April 2023

Residential and online training sessions and additional Ex Oriente Follow Up program provide training, skills and talent development to emerging directors and producers from Central and Eastern Europe with a strong emphasis on teams and projects originating from low production capacity countries.

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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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