Since 2009, East Silver has been recognizing the best films of the market with Silver Eye Award. The idea behind the award is to attract attention of industry professionals to new interesting films from Central and Eastern Europe, and to help nominated films to find sales agents, broadcasters and festival releases. In 2011 the Silver Eye Award will be handed out for the third time.
In each of the main categories (Short, Mid-length, Feature), East Silver will nominate 11 films. The final decision in each category will be in the hands of an international jury consisting of industry professionals. The winner in each category will receive not only an unique award trophy, but a prize money of 1500 EUR and one-year festival service of the East Silver Caravan.
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
Past winners of the Silver Eye Awards:
Short category: That’s Life
Special mention: Plain Landscape with a Cradle
Special mention: Work of the Machines
Mid-length category: Family Instinct
Special mention: Michael Berger – A Hysteria
Feature category: At the Edge of Russia