East Silver Market


East Silver Market

Documentary market specialized in Eastern and Central European documentary film.


East Silver is the first documentary market which supports producers and distributors from Central and East Europe. Each year, about 300 films from more than 29 countries are included in the market.


Silver Eye Award

Picking the nominees from 2020 East Silver Market submissions, East Silver international jury (comprising of international buyers, sales agents and festival selectors) awards the best documentary films with the Silver Eye Award. The total of 22 films competes in 2 main categories (short and feature length documentary). All winners are granted with prize money of EUR 2 500.

East Silver Caravan – a supporting tool for documentary screenings at festivals.  East Silver Caravan promotes East European documentary films at important international film festivals and markets. Our nomad showcase of Eastern European documentary selection reaches over 190 prestigious international film festivals and markets.  


  • This call is open for completed documentaries produced/co-produced in the region of Central and Eastern Europe after September 1, 2020 Only films that have not been previously submitted for East Silver market are eligible.
  • In case you haven’t included online link to your film in the submission form, please send 2 DVD screeners with English subtitles / English voiceover, with trailer and any additional press and promo materials (if available) to: Institute of Documentary Film / East Silver, Stepanska 14, 110 00 Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Submissions are free of charge. 

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Manager: Zdeněk Blaha 



Czech Republic

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Submission deadline for films produced in 2020
    March 31, 2021
  • Submission for films completed in 2021
    May 31, 2021
  • Submission deadline for projects in rough cut stage
    July 31, 2021
  • Event Dates
    26 — 31 October 2021
Categories & Fees
  • Submission deadline for films produced in 2020 — free
  • Submission for films completed in 2021 — free
  • Submission deadline for projects in rough cut stage — free
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