9. 2. 2019
Czech Docs... Coming Soon 2019 – selected projects
Essential part of the East Doc Platform is the presentation Czech Docs... Coming Soon dedicated to Czech documentary projects in development, production and post-production
6. 2. 2019
Greta Stocklassa: I feel an obligation to the protagonists
Director Greta Stocklassa is currently making Kiruna 2.0, a film about the relocation of a Swedish mining town. The film will be presented at Czech Docs... Coming Soon during East Doc Platform 2019 and is part of Ex Oriente Film workshop.
5. 2. 2019
Czech film awards are reflecting the desire for international recognition
Documentaries nominated for prestigious Czech Film Awards have one thing in common – they all have been successful outside the Czech borders.
22. 1. 2019
Animated Documentary – A Hundred Years Old and Still Alive
Czech animated documentary is represented by Diana Cam Van Nguyen, whose short film Apart will compete at the prestigious Rotterdam festival. This year’s Anifilm, the International Festival of Animated Film will also focus on this unusual film format.
20. 1. 2019
FIPADOC, DocPoint Helsinki & Tallinn with Czech docs
Upcoming DocPoint Helsinki included Helena Třeštíková's retrospective and Jan Gebert's When the War Comes in its programme, while DocPoint Tallin will screen Šimon Šafránek's King Skate. Martin Páv's Vote for Kibera is in FIPADOC's official selection.
14. 12. 2018
22 projects selected for the 9th edition of When East Meets West
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.
21. 10. 2018
Czech Joy 2018: Social awareness is still a constant in Czech documentaries
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.
20. 10. 2018
From miner to programmer: “I’ve overcome my own prejudice,” says Jindřich Andrš
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.
19. 10. 2018
Czech presence at upcoming international festivals DOK Leipzig and IDFA
This year's international representation of Czech cinema is led by Helena Třeštíková and her retrospective at the IDFA festival in Amsterdam.
2. 10. 2018
Helena Třeštíková: I have my doubts all the time. That’s a good thing
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.