The 2nd session of the Ex Oriente Film 2021 workshop has ended in Jihlava in October 2021 and the director-producer teams will meet again at the East Doc Platform 2022 (March 26 – April 1), where they will pitch their projects to the international audience of decision makers at the East Doc Forum. In the meantime, they will meet with experienced tutors during ZOOM meetings and webinars. Which Czech and Slovak projects are part of the Ex Oriente Film 2021?
Hunting the Invisible
The fact that we cannot see or even hear certain things does not mean they are not there. And there are lot that could be seen and heard, but they are us invisible, we don’t react to them. The documentary “Hunting the Invisible” takes the viewer on a journey of sharpened sensory perception, offering that as one of the ways to tackle today’s social and eco-logical crises.
DIRECTOR: Johana Ožvold
PRODUCTION: Jakub Košťál (Bionaut), Vratislav Šlajer (Bionaut)
DRAMATURGY: Brit Jensen
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Šimon Dvořáček
SCRIPT: Johana Ožvold
EDITING: Šimon Hájek
SOUND: Martin Ožvold
Czech Republic, Germany, France,UK
As Long as I Live (orig. Pokiaľ ja žijem)
Dalibor was only a teenager when his drunk abusive father threw him out of his house. While being homeless, Dalibor became involved in petty crimes and prostitution before finding a shelter in a wandering circus, training to perform as a fakir. But his search for better life was suddenly abrupted when he was sentenced for a fight he got into when homeless. He’ll be released in a few months and will re-join the circus. Will he make it as a circus performer, elevating himself and his family from poverty or will he succumb to his old ways?
DIRECTOR: Roman Ďuriš
PRODUCTION: Simona Bago Móciková (Bright Sight Pictures), Radka Babincová (Bright Sight Pictures)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Jana Gerthoferová
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Michaela Hošková
SCRIPT: Roman Ďuriš, Michaela Hošková
EDITING: Peter Sedláčik
SOUND: Tomáš Baľák
Runaway (orig. Utíká)
"I have wild horses in me. If I don't punish them with hard work every day, they will start using their strength against me.” The Czech marathoner ran from her problems 5 yrs ago and just qualified for Tokyo Olympics.
DIRECTOR: Marika Pecháčková
PRODUCTION: Pavla Klimešová (Hypermarket Film), Vít Klusák (Hypermarket Film)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Helena Starcová
DRAMATURGY: Brit Jensen
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Vít Klusák, Marika Pecháčková, Yvone Teysslerová
SCRIPT: Marika Pecháčková
EDITING: Lucie Hecht