The winners of East Doc Platform were announced yesterday. Polish projects presented at the East Doc Forum went on stage a total of six times. This year's main award went to Łukasz Konopa's Under His Spell while three prizes went to Birdie by Aneta Ptak. Letters by Andrei Kutsila and Keepers of the Ruins by Maria Shevchenko were also awarded, and Adelina Borets' Flowers of Ukraine received the Silver Eye Award.

East Doc Platform is an industry event devoted to documentary filmmaking and organised by the Institute of Documentary Film in Prague. Every year more than 400 guests attend this event, including approximately 100 decision-makers from the documentary industry: sales agents, distributors, representatives of film funds and festivals. This year's edition was held on 22–28 March in Prague.

East Doc Platform's main award went to the Polish project Under His Spell directed by Łukasz Konopa and produced by Daria Maślona from Silver Frame. The project explores the story of doctor Kaszpirowski, who became famous for his healing sessions through hypnosis in the 1980s.

The HBO Max Award went to director Aneta Ptak for her extremely personal Birdie, produced by Małgorzata Staroń and Anna Waradzyn from Staron Film. This production also received the Millennium Docs Against Gravity Award and The Golden Funnel Award.

Representatives of the German festival DOK Leipzig decided to give the DOC Co-Pro Market Award to Andrei Kutsila's latest film Letters, produced by Mirosław Dembinski (Docedu Foundation). In turn the Fine Cut Award went to Keepers of the Ruins by Maria Shevchenko, produced by New Kyiv.

Presented during East Silver / East Doc Market, the film Flowers of Ukraine by Adelina Borets – produced by Gogol Film and Koskino – received the Silver Eye Award in the form of promotion and festival distribution support.

The awards ceremony was held on 28 March during the closing gala of the One World Festival at the Lucerna cinema in Prague.

The list of all winners can be found here.

photo: East Doc Platform