ex oriente film 2023

Ex Oriente Film is an international project-based training program - a creative laboratory for both established and emerging film professionals and talented storytellers, supporting the development and funding of exceptional, creative documentaries from Central and Eastern Europe.

For the first time, the workshop will also offer a special training program designed for development of factual documentary series projects.

workshop timeline

Discover all the events that will host the Ex Oriente Film workshops.

Ex Oriente Feature

1st session: June 17 - 21, 2023: Sunny Side of the Doc, La Rochelle, France
2nd session: October 2023: DOK Leipzig, Germany
3rd session: March 2024: East Doc Platform, Prague, Czech Republic - in partnership with One World Film IHRDFF

who can participate?

Ex Oriente Film is open to creative feature-length documentary projects and creative documentary series projects in development and early production stage, which challenge genres, formats, and media 10boundaries. The workshop includes 12 documentary feature-length projects and 5 documentary series projects represented by director-producer or creator-producer teams who will attend 3 residential sessions and additional online sessions.



feature-length projects


documentary series projects


workshops across Europe

ex oriente in la rochelle

The first Ex Oriente Film workshop will take place in La Rochelle, during Sunny Side of the Doc. For this first workshop, Ciclic (regional agency of Centre-Val de Loire for book, image and digital culture) producers will be able to take advantage of the Ex Oriente Film Open program. The workshop will include co-production opportunities between France and the CEE region, consultations for Ciclic producers with Ex Oriente Film tutors, individual matchmaking between the Ex Oriente Film producers and Ciclic producers and much more. Participants will receive assistance from leading European experts and will also have access to the Sunny Side of the Doc market in La Rochelle from 19 to 22 June 2023.


A shared ambition
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