Ex Oriente Film 2023 projects revealed!

We are thrilled to announce the 12 feature docs and 5 docuseries projects selected for this year's Ex Oriente Film workshop. The 1st session will take place in La Rochelle during Sunny Side of the Doc from 17th until 21st of June.

About Ex Oriente

Ex Oriente Film 2023 consists of two parallel training programs – Ex Oriente Film and Ex Oriente Series and includes 12 creative feature length projects and for the first time also 5 docuseries projects in development and early production stage from filmmakers of Central and Eastern Europe, which challenge genres, format and media boundaries and reflect our reality.

Ex Oriente Film 2023 Feature Docs projects

Check out the 12 feature docs projects selected for the Ex Oriente Film workshop!

Acting Classes

Produced by FilmFilmFilm (Kazakhstan)
Directed by Sasha Shegai | (90 min)

Armenia Phantom

Produced by TS Productions (France, Armenia)
Directed by Tamara Stepanyan | (70 min)



Becoming Roosi

Produced by Tiny Desk Productions (Estonia)
Directed by Margit Lillak | (85 min)

Do Magic

Produced by Golden Girls Film (Austria, Slovakia)
Directed by Vera Lacková | (90 min)



How I Became a Hijacker

Produced by Aleksandra Szczesna (Poland, Germany)
Directed by Andrew Carter | (75 min)


Produced by Sofiia Zadorozhna (Poland, Belarus)
Directed by Andrei Kutsila | (90 min)




Produced by Marcus Lenz (Germany, Ukraine)
Directed by Mila Teshaieva | (90 min)

Man Under the Ice

Produced by Analog Vision (Czech Republic)
Directed by Eva Tomanová | (80 min)



The Poor Cry Too

Produced by Just a Moment (Lithuania, Mexico)
Directed by Viktorija Mickute, Ieva Balsiunaite | (80 min)

What About Little Peter? 

Produced by Gnomon Production S.R.O. (Czech Republic)
Directed by Martin Trabalík | (82 min)




Produced by Staron Film (Poland)
Directed by Aneta Ptak | (70 min)

Keepers of the Ruins

Produced by New Kyiv (Ukraine, Poland)
Directed by Mariia Shevchenko | (80 min)



Ex Oriente Film 2023 Series projects

Discover the 5 docuseries selected for the Ex Oriente Film workshop!

Exit Only

Produced by Hypermarket Film (Czech Republic, Austria)
Directed by Timo Novotny | (6x26 min)

She Is Not in the Business of Making Friends

Produced by Manifest Film (Romania)
Directed by Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan | (4x45 min)



Tito. The West's Favorite Dictator 

Produced by Looks Filmproduktionen GmbH (Germany, Austria, Croatia, Italy)
Directed by Bence Máté | (4x45 min, 2x90 min)

UNHERO or a Falling Star

Produced by Agitprop Ltd. (Bulgaria)
Directed by Georgi Tenev | (6x45 min)



The Murderers of Anna Labancz

Produced by Balázs Dudás (Hungary)
Directed by Balázs Dudás | (5x45 min)

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