East Silver – the documentary film market focused on Central and Eastern Europe documentary films
Press Release / 17. 8. 2004
The East Silver Market– a documentary film market co-organised with the Institute of Documentary Film at Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival in cooperation with the European Documentary Network - will be presenting around 300 documentaries produced in Central and Eastern Europe between 2002 and 2004.
The East Silver project intends to explore and draw attention to documentary film-making in Central and Eastern Europe, to support independent producers in these countries and to assist them in establishing international ties.
The pilot of the annual East Silver project will take place on 26-31st of October, 2004 as part of this 8th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival and will offer the latest documentary productions from the following countries: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Poland, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, as well as from the Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and even Azerbaidzhan or Kazakhstan to film professionals in the form of a video library and a printed catalogue. The film market is open to all film professionals, i.e. TV representatives, commissioning editors, film distributors, film festival representatives, journalists. After the Jihlava festival, the selection of best titles from East Silver market will travel between international partner's film festivals under the name East Silver Caravan.
The catalogue listing the films registered for the East Silver project will cover 350 titles.