Russian documentaries will take part in East Silver and DOK Markets


Russian documentaries will take part in East Silver and DOK Markets 28.10.2015 Industry

Russian documentaries will take part in East Silver Market ( Jihlava , Czech Republic) and DOK Market ( Leipzig , Germany).

For the 3d year in a row Russian Documentary Film and Television Guild with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation is engaged in promotion of Russian movies on the international arena.

In 2015 the Ministry of Culture has given a subsidy for the supporting of non-fiction movies at the 3 key industrial events:

Film markets: East Silver Market (Czech Republic), DOK Market (Germany) and Docs for sale (Netherlands) which are held at the important film festivals as Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, DOK Leipzig and International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).

At the moment the results of selection at the film markets East Silver Market, DOK Market and also at the film festivals Jihlava IDFF and DOK Leipzig are announced.

East Silver market which is held at the platform of Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival from the 27th of October to the 1stof November 2015,- is a documentary film market which supports producers and distributors from the Central and Eastern Europe.

This year the organisers have seen more than 600 submitted films. The market video library will open in Jihlava with more than 280 recently finished documentaries, together with 100 films from the festival programme.

A printed catalogue of the market is issued annually in October and includes the information about all selected movies. This information is also available on the website www.eastsilver.net.

In order to highlight the most outstanding documentaries, the film market gives Silver Eye Awards. International jury, which consists of industry professionals, awards the best documentaries in three categories: Short, Mid-length, Feature. The winners get a money prize – 1500 euro and one-year festival service of the East Silver Caravan – a special selection of top quality documentary films gets submitted to 120 prestigious documentary film festivals throughout the whole year.

Russian movies in the market which are supported by the Documentary Film and Television Guild:

«Spirit in motion» (directors: Sofia Geveiler, Julia Bivsheva, Sofia Kucher, studio «Ostrov»)


Eight of the strongest athletes from different parts of the World are fighting for the chance to come to Sochi and win a medal of the highest standard, but before this each of them must defeat the most serious opponent – his own disability. The official documentary of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games «Spirit in Motion» by request of International Paralymic Committee (Germany, Bonn).
Sofia Geveyler, Yulia Byvsheva, Sofia Kucher, 73 min′, 2015, Ostrov Studio «Producing center «VGIK-Debut» (was founded at the first cinema school of the World – State University of Cinematography n.a. S.Gerasimov)


«On the edge» (director: Anna Shishova, Gorky Film Studio)

Our village has always been a place of exile, a land of prisoners...
Anna Shishova, 49′, 2014, Center of National Films


«Jankovskiy» (director Arkady Kogan, «Studio 217»)

Filipp, the son of Oleg Ivanovich, consented to appear in the film only because he had faith in the concept.
Arkadiy Kogan, 71′, 2014, Studio 217 Ltd.

«Independent» (director: Julia Kiseleva, studio «Risk»)

«Tale of a Lame Sheep» (director: Irina Vasilieva, studio «Fishka-film»

«10 centimeters of life» (director Anna Janovskaja, «Studio 217»).

All movies will be included in the official catalogue of the event, where will be a special index part as a special market selection of Russian Documentary Guild’s films. Also there will be the umbrella of Russian Documentary Guild at the film market.

DOK Market which is held at the platform of the DOK Leipzig documentary film festival will be working from the 26th of October to the 1st of November 2015.

DOK Market is DOK Leipzig's video library which showcases around 125 new documentaries with international appeal, carefully chosen by the selection committee, partner institutions and submitted by renowned world sales companies.

All documentary films in the DOK Market will be promoted through the DOK Market which will be distributed among the film market’s guests.

Russian movies in the market which are supported by the Documentary Film and Television Guild:

«Spirit in motion» (directors: Sofia Geveiler, Julia Bivsheva, Sofia Kucher, studio «Ostrov»)


Eight of the strongest athletes from different parts of the World are fighting for the chance to come to Sochi and win a medal of the highest standard, but before this each of them must defeat the most serious opponent – his own disability. The official documentary of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games «Spirit in Motion» by request of International Paralymic Committee (Germany, Bonn).
Sofia Geveyler, Yulia Byvsheva, Sofia Kucher, 73 min′, 2015, Ostrov Studio «Producing center «VGIK-Debut» (was founded at the first cinema school of the World – State University of Cinematography n.a. S.Gerasimov)

«On the edge» (director: Anna Shishova, Gorky Film Studio)


Our village has always been a place of exile, a land of prisoners...
Anna Shishova, 49′, 2014, Center of National Films

«Jankovskiy» (director Arkady Kogan, «Studio 217»).



Filipp, the son of Oleg Ivanovich, consented to appear in the film only because he had faith in the concept.
Arkadiy Kogan, 71′, 2014, Studio 217 Ltd.


The official representative from the Guild at the events will be the vice-president in charge of the international promotion of the Guild Vladislav Ketkovich.

Vladislav Ketkovich: «Participation at film markets and festivals although indicates the recognition of film, but in terms of realization of rights, in terms of sales – it’s only the first step. Then a director or studio-maker should negotiate with interested partners, look for a distributor or work directly with TV channels that want to buy films.

The Guild can help to represent movies at the film markets, to recommend them, to include them in the catalogue and etc.- in other words, to implement a variety of measures which will help producers with the international promotion and the following possible sales of their movies. But the main job about preparation for the sale, anyway, lies on the producers’ shoulders. Good luck! »

The special international distribution catalogue of best Russian non-fiction films, issued and printed by the Guild, will be presented at the film markets. It contains the information about Russian documentaries-participants of the East Silver Market, DOK Market, Docs for sale and the festivals Jihlava IDFF, DOK Leipzig, IDFA and also about movies created by the members of the Guild in the 2014-2015 years and about projects which are still in progress but have the potential for the international promotion

Within the program for the international promotion of the Russian documentaries realised by Russian Documentary Film and Television Guild in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the cost of the promotion will be compensated within the approved budget.

Full lists of Russian films and films made in co-production with Russia, selected by East Silver Market, DOK Leipzig, DOK Market, DOK you can find see here:

DOK Leipzig:

Jihlava IDFF:

We congratulate the directors of the selected movies and wish them to be successful at the markets.


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