Some of the films will be also screened during the Jihlava documentary film festival 2006.
The East Silver videolibrary will offer over 700 documentary films of all categories, including also last year editions of the project and it provides 25 DVD and video players.
East Silver project offers printed catalogue, videolibrary, an on-line database of films available from the 5th of September, 2006 at the website www.eastsilver.net
EAST SILVER CARAVAN:
The important part of the project is East Silver Caravan, which is travelling showcase, presenting a selection of documentaries at major international film festivals – Berlinale Berlin Film Festival, Germany; Visions du Réel, Nyon, France; Crossing Europe Festival of European Film Linz, Austria; Hot Docs International Canadian Documentary Film Festival; Discop, television content and formats market, Budapest, Hungary; Cracow Film Festival, Poland; Sunny Side of the Docs, Marseille, France; FID Marseille, France; Silver Docs Film Festival, Washington, USA; Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival, Great Britain; International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Films, Germany; IDFA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
344 Central and East European documentary films have enrolled for the project in 2006: 45 films from Austria, 75 from the Czech Republic, 17 from Croatia, 10 from Estonia, 27 from Hungary, 9 from Latvia, 47 from Poland, 10 from Serbia and Montenegro, 5 from Romania, 20 from Russia, 9 from Slovenia, 22 from Slovakia plus several more from Albania, Armenia, Belorussia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. This year the special Guest section of 21 German films is prepared in cooperation with DOK Leipzig International Film Festival. The East Silver videolibrary will offer over 1000 documentary films of all themes and styles from this and last year’s editions of the project.
East Silver is organized in cooperation with the Institute of Documentary Film at Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival. Together with the East European Pitching Forum, which provides a meeting point for East European filmmakers and the representatives of West European TV networks, East Silver is a unique connection spot of all documentary film professionals from Western and Eastern Europe.
East Silver supports and promotes Central and East European documentary filmmaking. A singular project of its kind in Eastern Europe, East Silver functions as a meeting point of European film professionals (programme directors, commissioning editors, buyers and distributors etc.) and filmmakers and allows the exchange of professional experience.
For more info go to: www.eastsilver.net
Photos: Industrial Elegy(dir.: Daniela Gébová), Other Worlds (Dir.: Marko Škop), The Children of Drujba (Dir.: Ivan Tchankov)