Four Czech documentaries awarded at the East Doc Platform 2021

18 March 2021

Film Industry

Four Czech documentaries awarded at the East Doc Platform 2021

Film Industry

Four Czech documentaries awarded at the East Doc Platform 2021

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East Doc Platform, the largest co-production, funding and distribution platform tailor-made for Central and East European documentaries, handed out awards of this year's eddition. Four Czech documentary projects are among the winners.

I'm Not Everything I Want to Be, directed by Klára Tasovská (Nothing Like Before) and produced by the director herself and Lukáš Kokeš (Somatic Films), received the DOK Leipzig DOK Co-Pro Market Award, which means an opportunity to take part in this year's DOK Leipzig festival and DOK Co-pro Market. The film tells a story about photographer, Libuše, who at the age of 68 still searching for herself and the place where she belongs through her photographs. The Czech Film Fund supported the project altogether with EUR 78 000.

DOK Preview Award went to Mastery, a documentary essay about manipulation rooted in the power and position of a famous male artist, and specific life story of prominent Czech sculptor Pavel Opočenský. The film, part of the Ex Oriente Film projects, is directed by Kateřina Turečková and produced by Klára Mamojková, Wanda Kaprálová & Vít Janeček (D1film).

Greta Stocklassa's (Kiruna - A Brand New World) second feature documentary, Blix, was awarded Pitch the Doc Award. A documentary focuses on Swedish pensioner, former politician and diplomat who cleans up before he dies. Not only his house, but also his past. Producers Radovan Síbrt and Alžběta Karásková of PINK received altogether 96 000 from the Czech Film Fund for development and production.

Last but not least, Slovak-Czech project The Boundaries of Fidelity was awarded The Golden Funnel (EUR 1 000). Director Diana Fabiánová, in co-operation with producer Silvia Panáková, prepares a story about two people from dysfunctional families who are trying to create a functional relationship.

Czech participation in this year's edition

Czech projects were widely represented at the platform. Five films took part in the prestigious East Doc Forum - in addition to already mentioned four winning projects, the program also included Better to Go Mad in the Wild (dir. Miro Remo, prod. Tomáš Hrubý / nutprodukce).

While East Doc Interactive introduced Darkening (dir. Ondřej Moravec, prod. Hana Blaha Šilarová / Frame Films, six Czech projects took part in the East Doc Market: A Marriage (dir. Kateřina Hager, Asad Faruqi, prod. Bohemian Productions), All Men Become Brothers (dir. Robert Kirchhoff, prod. Jiří Konečný / endorfilm), The Intensive Life Unit (dir. Adéla Komrzý, prod. nutprodukce), The Law of Love (dir. Barbora Chalupová, prod. Pavla Klimešová & Martina Štrucová / Silk Films), The Truck Driver (dir. Robin Kvapil, prod. Silk Films) and Wild Prague (dir. Jan Hošek, prod. Radim Procházka).

Within the Czech Docs... Coming Soon presentation of upcoming Czech documentaries were presented: A Marriage, All Men Become Brothers, The Intensive Life Unit, The Law of Love and Wild Prague.

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