East Silver Market introduced new award entitled SILVER EYE
This year, for the very first time, East Silver market announced SILVER EYE award for support of distribution and promotion of exceptional films from Eastern Europe.
SILVER EYE is an award for the best feature, mid and short length documentary of the East Silver Market. Documentaries have been selected from East Silver Market submissions 2009. Selection committee has nominated 11 films in each category. Best films were awarded with prize money of EUR 1 500 in three categories: Best Short Documentary, Best Mid-Length and Best Feature Documentary.
In addition to that, SILVER EYE nominees were supported with the year-round festival service, access to the international film markets and international broadcasters.
East Silver Eye winners were announced at the 6th East Silver Market during the Closing ceremony of the XIII. Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival on October 31, 2009.
Silver Eye Jury - Short Documentary
Danielle DiGiacomo, Consultant, Producer Tribeca Gucci Fund / IFP / Dandig Productions, USA
Catherine Le Clef, Head of Acquisitions & Sales, CAT & Docs, France
Jenny Ross, Acquisitions WITNESS Programme, Al Jazeera English, UK
Silver Eye Jury - Mid-Length Documentary
Charlotte Gry Madsen, Sales and Programme Consultant, DR International Sales / DR - Danish Broadcasting Corp., Denmark
Philippa Kowarsky, Managing Director, Cinephil, Israel
Charles Schuerhof, Director of Acquisitions & Sales, PBS International, USA
Silver Eye Jury - Feature Documentary
Anais Clanet, International Sales, Wide Management, France
Sean Farnel, Director of Programming, Hot Docs, Canada
Cynthia Kane, Programming Manager, ITVS Television's Independent Voice / ITVS International, USA