East Silver Market presented 248 new documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe produced in 2010/2011 (selected from more than 660 submitted films). Additional 87 films from the programme of 15th Jihlava IDFF were included as well.
The market was visited by 182 accredited industry professional ranging from sales agents, distributors, festival representatives, TV buyers, as well as Eastern European filmmakers. Selected film professionals are granted with the access to the East Silver Streaming, the online platform, which offers all East Silver Market films accessible during the year. The full database of films included in the East Silver, covering also the previous editions, is listed at here.
The industry guests screened the films 3585times and requested 375 screeners from the producers in total.
The most watched films of East Silver Market 2011 are:
- 24 Hours (Martin Blazicek, Czech Republic, 2011) – 44 times watched
- Generation singles (Jana Počtová, Czech Republic, 2011) – 43 times watched
- Crulic – The Path to Beyond (Anca Damian, Romania, 2011) – 38 times watched
- Abendland (Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Austria, 2011) – 38 times watched
- Bakhmaro (Salome Jashi, Gruzie, 2011) – 38 times watched
- Evolution of Violence (Fritz Ofner, Austria, 2011) – 35 times watched
- Solar Eclipse (Martin Mareček, Czech Republic, 2011) – 33 times watched
- Dad Made Dirty Movies (Jordan Todorov, Bulgaria, Germany, 2011) – 33 times watched
- Argentinian Lesson (Wojciech Staron, Poland, 2011) – 32 times watched
- Race to the Bottom (Vít Janeček, Czech Republic, 2011) – 31 times watched
The best rated films of East Silver Market 2011 are:
- Crulic – The Path to Beyond (Anca Damian, Romania, 2011) – 14 times rated
- Argentinian Lesson (Wojciech Staron, Poland, 2011) – 14 times rated
- Abendland (Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Austria, 2011) – 12 times rated
- Chronicle of Oldřich S. (Rudolf Šmíd, Czech Republic, 2011) – 12 times rated
- The New World (Jaan Tootsen, Estonia, 2011) – 12 times rated
Silver Eye Award 2011
As we informed earlier, the annual Silver Eye Award for the best documentary film of the market was awarded for its third time. For the first time this year, the winning films will be included in the online database of the unique industry VoD portal Festival Scope, which is designed directly for the festival selectors only, in order to increase their potential for the international distribution.
The winners of Silver Eye Award 2011 are:
- Category Short documentary:
I Will Forget This Day, Alina Rudnitskaya, Russia, 2011
- Category Mid-length documentary:
Crulic – The Path to Beyond, Anca Damian, Rumunsko, 2011
- Category Feature documentary:
Solar Eclipse, Martin Mareček, Česká republika, 2011