EAST SILVER FILMS at the 6th BEAST IFF
In collaboration with The Institute of Documentary Film, BEAST proudly highlights films bearing the East Silver label in its programme. East Silver is a yearly curated collection of approximately 50 documentary films produced exclusively in Central and Eastern Europe.
East Silver 2022
THE TRIP, Rimantas Oičenka – Batalha Centro de Cinema, 28. SEP 19h30 (East Doc 1)
MOTHER’S MILK, Isaac Knights-Washbourn – Batalha Centro de Cinema, 29. SEP 17h15 (East Doc 2)
CHERRIES, Vytautas Katkus – Batalha Centro de Cinema, 29. SEP 21h15 (East Wave 2)
ROBERTA, Elena Kairyte – Cinema Trindade, 01. OCT 19h00 (Re/Focus)
East Silver 2023
ONE ALOE, ONE FICUS, ONE AVOCADO AND SIX DRACAENAS, Marta Smerechynska – Batalha Centro de Cinema, 28. SEP 19h30 (East Doc 1)
The Institute of Documentary Film (IDF) has been supporting creative documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe since 2001. The IDF provides both emerging and experienced filmmakers with training, financing, networking and pitching opportunities, helps them get international attention and co-productions, rewards the exceptional projects with Awards and further opportunities and improves their orientation on the international market. The promotional and practical service of the IDF includes a wide range of online and offline catalogs being created annually, updating a thorough database of CEE documentaries and professionals and a calendar of important deadlines for producers, and bringing news from the world of documentary film in general via dokweb.net and social media.
East Silver is a yearly collection of approximately 50 documentary films produced exclusively in Central and Eastern Europe. Our primary mission is to curate and showcase new documentary content, including finished films and rough cuts. We take pride in featuring the East Silver collection in our comprehensive online catalogue and a digitized video library, making them accessible to film professionals such as broadcasters, major film festivals, and sales agents each year. Selection of East Silver films is also entered into the East Silver Market which takes part in East Doc Platform.