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22 projects selected for the 9th When East Meets West
14. 12. 2018

22 projects selected for the 9th When East Meets West

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22 film projects from 14 countries will be presented at the ninth edition of When East Meets West, the Italian co-production forum taking place on January 20-22, 2019 in the frame of the Trieste Film Festival.
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Czech Joy 2018: Social awareness is still a constant in Czech documentaries
21. 10. 2018

Czech Joy 2018: Social awareness is still a constant in Czech documentaries

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The festival at Jihlava will, as usual, attempt to introduce the current local environment of documentary cinema as alive and vibrant. Czech Joy, the main national competition, is likely to be seen as the most prestigious showdown of local production.
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From miner to programmer: “I’ve overcome my own prejudice,” says Jindřich Andrš
20. 10. 2018

From miner to programmer: “I’ve overcome my own prejudice,” says Jindřich Andrš

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The Last Shift of Thomas Hisem is a short documentary by Jindřich Andrš about eponymous worker’s last day of work before a coal mine is shut down for good. The film was recognized by the jury at the Jihlava IDFF for its unique and authentic atmosphere.
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Czech presence at upcoming  international festivals DOK Leipzig and IDFA
19. 10. 2018

Czech presence at upcoming international festivals DOK Leipzig and IDFA

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This year's international representation of Czech cinema is led by Helena Třeštíková and her retrospective at the IDFA festival in Amsterdam.
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Helena Třeštíková: I have my doubts all the time. That’s a good thing
2. 10. 2018

Helena Třeštíková: I have my doubts all the time. That’s a good thing

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Helena Třeštíková is the first Czech director to get a retrospective at the IDFA festival in Amsterdam. Třeštíková is well known for her long-time observations of ordinary people that can sometimes take decades to finish.
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Czech Dream – Klusák and Remunda retrospective in Moscow
13. 8. 2018

Czech Dream – Klusák and Remunda retrospective in Moscow

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From 19th to 23rd September 2018 three Moscow cinemas – Kosmos, Fakel and Youth – will screen 8 films by Czech documentary filmmakers Vít Klusák and Filip Remunda as part of a directorial retrospective called Czech Dream.
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Czech Documentaries Out of Comfort Zone in Karlovy Vary Competition
29. 6. 2018

Czech Documentaries Out of Comfort Zone in Karlovy Vary Competition

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Karlovy Vary IFF is undoubtedly the right place to look for well-made Czech movies, documentaries included. It works as an interesting counterbalance to the Jihlava IDFF.
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"I love the discussion we have". Editor's place in Czech documentary cinema
27. 6. 2018

"I love the discussion we have". Editor's place in Czech documentary cinema

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Due to current standards, the shape of a movie is born in the editing room and the dynamic between the director and editor is the driving force in the process of documentary filmmaking.
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Martin Horyna: There is still a reason to separate documentary films
27. 6. 2018

Martin Horyna: There is still a reason to separate documentary films

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Interview with Martin Horyna of the Program Department at the Karlovy Vary IFF, and one of the three main brains deciding which films will compete for the best documentary award.
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The system is working. Now we need to go beyond its borders
27. 6. 2018

The system is working. Now we need to go beyond its borders

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Producer Radim Procházka sat down with the Institute of Documentary Film to speak about the current state of Czech documentary film from the perspective of a producer.
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