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- 13.2.2015 14:58 -

East Doc Platform 2015 - Step into It!


On Monday, March 2, 2015, the fourth edition of East Doc Platform, the biggest documentary event of its kind in the Central and Eastern Europe begins  in Prague. This event is traditionally organized by Institute of Documentary Film in association with One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. Become part of it!


(March 2 - 8, 2015, Prague - Institute Cervantes and Komedie Theatre)

KineDok Project - Focused on the Audience

Within East Doc Platform, a new unique international alternative documentary distribution project will be introduced, named KineDok. “The project aims to adress the creative documentary audience, who are convinced that these films are worth seeing on the big screen and being accompanied by debates with the filmmakers. KineDok will be welcomed by those who believe that a shared experience with friends at their favorite venue is better than solitary streaming at home and those who prefer the genius loci of alternative spaces to the unified multiplex cinema halls. Not to mention the possibility of meeting new people who think alike from five different countries and an opportunity to become an active part of this alternative distributional network“, says Jana Ripplová, the main coordinator of project KineDok.

The pilot edition of KineDok will be oficially launched on March 6, 2015, 8:30 pm at La Fabrika – Slévárna. A brand new documentary - Sugar Blues by Andrea Culková was chosen for the introductory screening - a thrilling personal diary of the director and at the same time committed mother, who after a diagnosis of gestational diabetes decides to find out what is hidden behind our sugar addiction and a machinery that makes us eat sweet things. The screening will be followed by a party with DJ Rumdom.

From unveiling  family taboos to reflections of the current world conflicts

The most of the EDP Open Programme full of interesting master classes, lectures and panels will traditionally be open to the public. The highlights of the programme will undoubtedly be the special screening of Normalization on Tuesday, March 3, accompanied by Robert Kirchhoff’s master class focused on the current social topics and coping with the traumatic heritage of the 20th century events in Central Europe or one of the best documentaries of the last decade, American film Stevie (on March 4). Its director Steve James returns to a rural hamlet in Southern Illinois to reconnect with Stevie Fielding – his childhood friend who is now accused of commiting a crime. On Thursday, March 5, a lecture on the Ethics of Documentary Filmmaking will be given by artistic director of Kartemquin Films (Chicago, USA), Gordon Quinn.

The traditional public presentations of East European Forum promise an interesting experience on Saturday, March 7. The 21 selected East and Central European documentary projects with their topics ranging from intimate confessions unveiling family taboos to report-like reflections of the current world conflicts will be presented to the international decission makers and the interested public by their directors and producers. Some of the transmedia documentary projects with campaign potential from the Doc Tank laboratory will also be presented publicly in Cafe Neustadt. All fans of creative documentary will be welcome!

More details about the EDP programme will soon be available at www.DOKweb.net

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