East Doc Platform documentary event opens in Prague

East Doc Platform documentary event opens in Prague
Scene from the first day of the 5th East Doc Platform, 7 March 2016 (Image: Institute of Documentary Film / Facebook)

7 March 2016

The 5th East Doc Platform, the largest central and east European documentary event, opens today in Prague.

Serving as a key resource for filmmakers and producers in the region seeking support, the event will be attended by prominent producers, festival organisers, sales agents, buyers and film fund representatives. Over 400 guests, both Czech and international, are set to attend this year’s edition.

East Doc Platform also includes an extensive programme of masterclasses, lectures and screenings, many of which are open to the general public.

The busy agenda features a variety of special segments, such as the KineDok project, which centres on the screening of creative documentaries at non-traditional venues. This year sees the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Croatia participate again in the project, as well as Poland and Norway for the first time.

In addition, East Doc Platform will also include the special DocTank programme section,which focuses on sensitive subjects such as alcoholism, and the Mind the Map exhibition, exploring migration politics in Europe.

The event takes as its motto “Sight specific”, referring to the objective of East Doc Platform to give filmmakers the opportunity to develop their narrative and visual style.

East Doc Platform is organised by the Institute of Documentary Film in association with the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival.

The event will run from 7 — 13 March at the Instituto Cervantes, along with other venues. A full programme of events is available on the East Doc Platform website.

Source: Prague Post