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The East Silver Selection

The East Silver Selection presents films nominated by the Institute of Documentary Film in Prague, Czech Republic. These films represent the most recent developments in the field of Eastern European documentary filmmaking, challenging long-lived clichés.The Ukrainian-Polish-French production Home Games directed by Alisa Kovalenko is a critical inspection on issues of emancipation and gender in Ukraine, as well as an intimate portrait of the main character’s ordinary desires of passion and ambition. The film Srbenka by Croatian director Nebojša Slijepčević introduces a whole new approach to documentary reflections on the war in Yugoslavia. Similarly Chris the Swiss, by director Anja Kofmel, is a personal reflection on the traumas of the war in Yugoslavia, still relevant today across the continent.

East Silver Market is a unique film market dedicated solely to the documentary cinema of Central and Eastern Europe. The main aim of the market is to support distribution and promotion of documentary films from this region. Make use of the renowned East Silver Market and come in contact with key industry professionals during the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival. Every year during the Market, truly exceptional films compete for the annual award Silver Eye in two categories at Ji.hlava IDFF. The East Silver Caravan festival service brings the most interesting festival films to the attention of international audiences and promotes Eastern European documentary films at international festivals and markets.

Contact and more information: 

Institute of Documentary Film East
Zdeněk Blaha
Doc Platform Manager & East Silver Manager