The aim of the prize is to support creative and exceptional documentary films from the region of the Central and Eastern Europe. The awarded films were selected by the international jury from the three main categories (short, mid-length, and feature documentary film). Not only that the films received the traditional trophy and prize money of 1 500 EUR, but will also profit from the one-year round festival service of East Silver Caravan, which will support their international distribution on film festivals and markets. 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
The decision was made by the international jury of industry guest:
The Silver Eye Awards were announced during the Closing ceremony of the 15th International Documentary Film Festival Jihlava in October 29, 2011.