What's East Silver?
East Silver presents an opportunity to promote documentaries internationally through the catalogue, video library and specialized on-line database, as well as through the traveling showcase East Silver Caravan, which presents a special selection of the East Silver documentaries at various international festivals and markets.
The goals of the East Silver Market are to find and promote new works in the field of documentary film, and to support independent producers and filmmakers from Central and Eastern European countries. East Silver also creates an easy accessible platform for exchanging professional experiences between film professionals and offers a broad database of documentaries from 2004-2005 intended first of all for the festival programme directors, broadcasters and distributors.
Films submitted to East Silver 2005 and East Silver Caravan
There were about 329 documentaries submitted to the project in 2005. Between the participating countries are i.e. Austria with 55 films, Poland with 40, Czech Republic with 26, Russia with 23, Hungary with 18, Croatia with 10 documentary films but also several films from Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Slovenia etc.
The catalgue included submissions from the numbered of small independent production companies, but also film from big production houses, such as Polish Television, Czech Television, Romanian Television, Croatian Television, Estonian Television, Bulgarian Television, ORF Austrian Broadcasters; film institutes (Estonian Film Foundation, Latvian National Filmcentre) as well as national film schools as FAMU (Film and Television Faculty of Academy of Performing Arts), Kiev National University of Theatre, Cinema and Television.
The East Silver Caravan was successfully presented at several film festivals such as the Canadian Documentary Film Festival Hot Docs, goEAST Film Festival of Eastern European Cinema Wiesbaden, and the Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz. East Silver Caravan travelled also to the Cracow Film Festival and the Hungarian International Film Festival ARIFF in Székesfehérvár.
Who organizes East Silver