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East Silver at DocFest Sheffield

Sheffield Doc/Fest revealed the full programme. Among the new documentaries from all over the world, East Silver Caravan’s Planet Kirsan, which is nominated for the Youth Jury Award, will be screened in the Doc/EU section together with Slovak Cigarettes & Songs. Industry programme, which keystone is the MeetMarket pitching forum, will offer many opportunities for attending industry guests. This year the festival will host special East Silver delegation of producers and filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe.

Participants, who signed up for East Silver delegation, will receive access to industry events and networking activities during the market.

Zuzana Pauková / East Silver (, GSM: +420 775 602 555) and Hana Rezková / Institute of Documentary Film (, GSM: +420 777 240 005) will be available in Sheffield from June 8 to 11.

List of East Silver participants:
Mila Turajlic / director / Serbia
Ekaterina Eremenko / EEFilms / Russia
Martina Santava / HBO Czech Republic / Czech Republic
Meelis Muhu / In Ruum / Estonia
Kristina Norman / Ruhm Puss Null / Estonia
Farid Eslam / director / Czech Republic
Manuela Buono / Taskovski Films / UK
Vesna Cudic / Taskovski Films / UK
Lawrence Loewinger / Two Point Films / Poland
Aija Berzina / Vides Filmu Studija / Latvia
Uldis Cekulis / Vides Filmu Studija / Latvia

Special selection of East Silver Caravan titles will be also available for professionals in the festival’s Videotheque. For the first time the included films will be available online after the festival for industry professionals for 3 months.

The MeetMarket pitching forum with 64 selected projects from 22 countries will present following new projects from the region of Eastern Europe:

The Other Side of Everything - a documentary ghost story (Serbia and Montenegro) - Dribbling Pictures (Producer: Iva Plemic, Director: Mila Turajlic)

Armenia Wants a Piece of the North Pole… and the South Pole, too! (Armenia) - Bars Media (Producer/Director: Vardan Hovhannisyan)

Colors of Math (Germany) - EEFilms (Producer/Director: Ekaterina Eremenko)


East Silver titles in programme:

Planet Kirsan

Director: Pieta Magdalena
Production company: Eureka Media, Polish Television. - Poltel Ent.

Planeta Kirsan, Poland, 2010, 52 min, Digi Beta, Arts and Culture, Creative, Society

Over the hills and far away, in the middle of the Russian steppe, you will find Chess City. It was built by Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the first and only President of the Republic of Kalmykia, one of the smallest and poorest republics in the Russian Federation.In Kalmykia, there also lives a boy called Alekhan, who dreams of becoming the World Chess Champion. And his younger brother Amir, who shares the same dream.The road to make their dreams come true passes through the Chess Competition in Chess City.

East Silver 2010 / East Silver Caravan 2010 / Ex Oriente Film 2007 / East European Forum 2007 / Silver Eye Nominees 2010


Cigarettes and Songs

Producer: Belišová Jana
Production company: Zudro

Cigarety a pesničky, Slovak Republic, 2010, 50 min, HD, Arts and Culture, Music, Society

Nine musicians: Six Gypsies, two Slovaks, one African man. The film is a record of meeting of these people in evangelical church in Velky Slavkov in Eastern Slovakia, where they are preparing music for new CD. It is film about joy, love, multicultural influence and about transformation of ancient Roma songs into new compositions.

East Silver 2010


Related articles:

>East Silver delegation at MeetMarket

>Sheffield Doc/Fest in June: Maysles, Arts, LGBG, Doc/EU