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Flahertiana Forum and companies from France and Germany Start the Joint Training

Flahertiana Forum, French association Docmonde, German non-fiction film association AG DOK and SiberiaDoc have joined forces in the project “Real Stories from the East 2020 goes digital”. It will include pitching of 14 Russian film projects, as well as 12 film projects from the Eastern Partnership countries, training, lectures and masterclasses at Flahertiana. All events will take place online.

The training for Russian participants will begin on November 20. For two weeks, until December 4, experts from different countries will help 14 Russian directors competently present their future films to potential producers at the pitching.

From 11 to 14 December, already during the festival, Flahertiana Forum will hold masterclasses and lectures for representatives of the film industry, it will also be possible to join them online (the program will be announced on the website). 

Project presentations for Russian and foreign producers will be available from December 11 to 18 on Pitch the Doc platform, and individual meetings will be held from December 15 to 18.

"Real Stories from the East 2020 goes digital" is a screenwriting and production workshop for projects from the Eastern Partnership countries and Russia, as well as pitching the best projects. The project is being implemented within the framework of the German Documentaries project with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office.

Flahertiana Forum is held on the initiative of the Perm branch of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia, the international festival of documentary films Flahertiana, the State Budgetary Institution of Culture "Perm Cinematheque", with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Perm Region.