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East Doc Platform

Dates: March 4 - 10, 2013

Where: Prague, Czech Republic

Focus: narrative development, promotion, networking, co-financing, distribution – based on one-on-one meetings 

 
The 2nd East Doc Platform (EDP) edition is the largest Central and East European documentary event held March in Prague, 2013, organized by the Institute of Documentary Film. It is the meeting point for 120 East European filmmakers and producers who seek creative, financial and distribution support, and more than 70 key international festival programmers, commissioning editors, buyers, distributors, sales agents, film fund and organization representatives who will be able to choose from some of the most promising films and projects in Central and Eastern Europe.The event is organized by the Institute of Documentary Film In association with the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

East Doc Platform draws from the unique representation of key international documentary professionals who are, in non-exclusive setting, available for informal meetings  to every participant as well as accredited observers. East Doc Platform helps quality creative documentaries to fine-tune their story and visual style, and find suitable partners for co-production and distribution. East Doc Platform is designed for documentary professionals with projects in the development, production, and post-production stage, and for professionals with completed films. 

DOK Leipzig 2012 almost reached last year's record at 2,850 submissions

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  Some 2,850 films from 77 countries were submitted to this year's International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, among them 2,200 documentaries and 650 animated films. The number of entries is down slightly from last years, when DOK Leipzig received a record 3,012 entries. The 55th edition of DOK Leipzig will take place from 29 October to 4 November 2012.   Around 75 films will be selected from among the entries to compete for the Golden Dove awards i...

Helena Třeštíková will be awarded the Dragon of Dragons

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Helena Třeštíková, a Czech documentary film-maker and the laureate of several international film festivals, including the European Film Academy Award for “René”, will receive this year’s Dragon of Dragons award at the 52nd Krakow Film Festival, which will take place between the 28th May and 3rd June 2012.                             ...

14th TDF AWARDS!!!

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   The Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection goes to: ITALY, LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT by Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi, Italy/Germany, 2011    14th TDF AWARDS!!!  The 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (TDF) took place from March 9 - 18, 2012. The award ceremony took place on March 17th.   AUDIENCE AWARDS The Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection goes to: ITALY, LOVE IT...

14th TDF AWARDS!!!

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   The Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection goes to: ITALY, LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT by Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi, Italy/Germany, 2011    The 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (TDF) took place from March 9 - 18, 2012. The award ceremony took place on March 17th. 14th TDF AWARDS!!!   AUDIENCE AWARDS The Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection goes to: ITALY, LOVE...

14th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, Opening Night

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FROM: -TDF 2012 PRESS- 14th TDF: Opening Ceremony (3/10/2012) OPENING CEREMONY The curtain rose on the 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century on Friday, March 9, 2012 in the packed Olympion Theater. The simple ceremony, with musical accompaniment, was followed by the screening of Tony Gatlif’s documentary Indignados, a cinematic homage to the Occupy movement. The percussion group Krousi set the rhythm for the evening and afterwards Dimitri Eipides, di...

DOK Leipzig participates in Solidarity Screenings for Syrian documentary film festival

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On 15 March 2012, DOK Leipzig participates in a global show of solidarity with the Syrian DOX BOX Documentary Film Festival. The organisers in Damascus have cancelled today's most important Arab documentary film festival in the face of the civil war-like situation in their country. In its place, they have launched the "DOX BOX Global Day" initiative in which DOK Leipzig and around twenty other documentary film festivals across the globe are taking part.   On "DOX ...

'Returns' and 'A Day on the Drina' win Big Stamps of 8th ZagrebDox!

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The 8th ZagrebDox was officially closed in Movieplex tonight: Polish film 'Returns' by Krzysztof Kadlubowski won Big Stamp in International Competition and Bosnian film 'A Day on the Drina' by Ines Tanović won the same award in Regional Competition. Little Stamp for Best Film by an author of up to 35 years of age went to the Danish film 'The Will' (by Christian Sønderby Jepsen) and Movies that Matter Award was presented to Tatiana Huezo for her Mexican film 'The Tinniest Pl...

12th Mumbai International Film received 793 entries from 37 countries

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The audience is spoilt for choice with 793 entries from 37 countries to  the 12th Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) which closes  February  9 at the NCPA.  MIFF began its journey in 1990 as Bombay International Film Festival BIFF), and has since grown in size and stature as one of the premier international events of documentary film movement. The past editions have been overwhelming successes, and now MIFF is considered as one of the most spectacularly organised inte...

Submission of films for the 52nd Krakow Film Festival open till 10th February

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The 10th February has been announced to be the deadline for submitting films to the selection of the 52th Krakow Film Festival. This year it will take place between 28th May and 3rd June. The above mentioned deadline applies to films made after August 31st 2011. Films which were made before that date were due for submission until November 30th 2011. Krakow Film Festival presents documentary, feature and animated films in three competitions: national competition open to film...

Miff 2012 .. from 3rd Feb

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101 best documentary and short films to be showcased during MIFF 2012 Prize Money almost doubled.   The 12th edition of the biennial Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films (MIFF 2012) will be held at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai from February 3 – 9, 2012. From a micro animation of 33 seconds to a 200 minutes documentary, MIFF 2012 received a record 791 entries from all over the world with 37 countries entering the f...

DOK Leipzig attendance figures hit new recoàrd at 37.000

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  37,000 visitors were on hand at DOK Leipzig this year - a new record. The 54th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film proved yet again to be an audience magnet - the attendance numbers have now risen for seven consecutive years. "The quality of this year's programme was extremely high, the cinemas were full and the industry events were very productive. We tried out innovative event formats and successfully introduced the new DOK Training platform. Industry p...

Focus on Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film

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The 54th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film began this Monday with a festive opening. In the sold-out CineStar movie theater State Minister of Culture Bernd Neumann, Saxon’s State Minister of Culture Prof. Sabine Schorlemer and festival director Claas Danielsen welcomed 750 guests from all over the world and made clear media-related and political demands in their speeches. From the very beginning Bernd Neumann emphasized the importance of the genre. “Documentar...

Doc Circuit Montreal (7th edition) announces three new initiatives

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Doc Circuit Montreal is pleased to announce three new professional activities for its 7th edition, scheduled for November 14 to 16, 2011, during the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM).Doc LabLed by a team of experts in cinema and interactive media, Doc Lab is an intensive 3-day workshop where 12 participants will explore new forms of documentary development and production. Working in teams of four, participants will be asked to develop an idea for a web documentary, serious gamin...

Leipzig Festival to focus on Documentary Films from the Arab World

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    The Reality of a Revolution - Documentary Films from the Arab World   In its focus on the Arab world, DOK Leipzig features films from Tunisia and Egypt The upheaval in the Arab world is far from over, yet the 54th DOK Leipzig will be presenting the first documentary films from Tunisia and Egypt. Six films will be shown in the Focus on the Arab Spring which is part of the Official Programme. Most of the films will come to Leipzig straight out of the cutting room....

At Night, They Dance - Directors' Fortnight

At Night, They Dance Isabelle Lavigne, Stéphane Thibault   A family story that takes us into the heart of a clan of women who have passed down the art of dancing from mother to daughter since time immemorial. Shot in Cairo, the film takes an unsentimental yet lyrical look at a hidden world full of surprise and fascination.   Screenplay Isabelle Lavigne, Stéphane Thibault

Lars Hermann new CEO for Copenhagen Film Festivals

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Copenhagen Film Festivals (CFF) has hired CEO of regional Danish film fund FilmFyn to replace outgoing managing director Jørgen Ramskov, who was recently headhunted to start the new Danish radio station "24/7".Lars Hermann (49) started his career with Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller/Maersk but decided after ten years to change career tracks to the film business when he was accepted to The National Film School of Denmark's four-year producer programme.Since 1995, he has produced a number of Da...

Amanar Tamasheq

Director: Lluis Escartín.
A man walks into the desert. A man lives with the Tuareg. A man listens to another man, and this one asks the other to film everything he finds. To film it and spread the word beyond the dunes. Film everything, even if he does not understand. Film it, even if what’s most important remains invisible.

Closing night at 13th TDF

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Director of festival, Dimitri Eipides, opens ceremony     CLOSING CEREMONY 13TH TDF The 13th Thessaloniki Documentary - Images of the 21st Century ended on Saturday, March 19, 2011. The closing ceremony was held in the packed Olympion theatre, flagship venue of the TDF. Festival Director Dimitris Eipides welcomed the audience by saying that “the Documentary Festival’s goal is always geared towards the audience. We want to see our theat...

And the awards go to...

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David Andre accepts award for Amnesty International Award           The 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century (March 11 - 20, 2011)   AWARDS     AUDIENCE AWARDS   The Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection goes to:   TEARS OF GAZA (GAZAZ TARER) by Vikebe Lokkeberg, Norway, 2010   The Audien...

EDN CEREMONY 13TH TDF

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13th TDF: EDN Award Ceremony on March 18th 2011 The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival director, Dimitris Eipides, was this year’s recipient of the European Documentary Network (EDN) award, presented annually to honor individuals and organizations from Europe with noted contributions to the documentary genre. The award ceremony took place on Friday, March 18, 2011 at the Excelsior hall of the Electra Palace hotel. “Dimitris Eipides has made a unique contribution to the documentary ...

PRESS CONFERENCE AT 13TH TDF

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   CONFERENCE “THE EVOLUTION OF THE GREEK DOCUMENTARY: THE FEMALE PERSPECTIVE” The 13th TDF organized a conference on the evolution of the Greek documentary from a female perspective on Friday, 19 March 2011 at the John Cassavetes Theater, with the participation of Valery Kontakos (director, producer), Kyriaki Malama (director), Katerina Patroni (director) and Eva Stefani (director). The discussion, which was moderated by Yiorgos Krassakopoulos, touched on various issues, such ...

The EDN Award 2011 goes to Dimitri Eipides (Director of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival )

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The EDN Award 2011 is presented to Dimitri Eipides, Director of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. He receives the award for his enthusiastic and energetic work with establishing and continuously developing the documentary film festival in Thessaloniki. The award is presented on Friday March 18 at 19:30 at an award reception at the international documentary pitching session Docs in Thessaloniki. Dimitri Eipides & Hanne Skjødt   Upon presenting the EDN Award Hann...

The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2011 Call For Entries

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The 20th Annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival seeks submissions for our festival, October 14-23, 2011. As one of the oldest and largest documentary film festivals in the world, we pride ourselves on staying ahead of the curve by bringing new, innovative and compelling non-narrative film to the viewing public.  Held in the beautiful and historic vacation retreat that is Hot springs National Park, the festival is a perfect excuse to visit this wonderful city. Natural spring water, ...

DOX BOX International Documentary Film Festival


DOX BOX started as an initiative of independent filmmakers, back in 2007 as the first non-profit and open-to-public creative documentary film festival in Syria.  DOX BOX runs annually in Damascus, Tartous and Homs during the first two weeks of March.  DOX BOX tours in other Arab cities as part of a Pan-Arab Cultural Network.

Because DOX BOX is targeting the general youth public, all of film-screenings and public activities are completely free of charge.


The main mission of DOX BOX is to be a platform for both the Arab and the International filmmaking individuals and institutions to meet with the general public and see some of the world’s best creative documentaries and to get engaged in rich activities though a friendly and dynamic environment.

In its 3rd edition in 2010, DOX BOX received more than 21000 admissions, more than 200 unique press reviews and 80 international guests, confirming its position as the region's leading documentary film fest.

Remarkable guests included Pirjo Honkassalo, Patricio Guzman, D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus,  Nicolas Philibert, Omar Amiralay, Marc Isaacs, Kim Longinotto, Cara Mertes... among many others.

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