IDF Industry Sessions in cooperation with CinéDOC-Tbilisi

28. 7. 2022

Author: Veronika Zýková

In August, you can enjoy three pre-recorded IDF Industry Sessions which we have prepared in collaboration with CinéDOC-Tbilisi. Watch them on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

August 10 at 6 pm (CEST)
Protagonists in Fragile Situations - Extended Q&As about I'll Stand by You
Virginija Vareikytė and Maximilien Dejoie talk about their journey of being co-directors and how they found the story of the film I'll Stand by You and its protagonists. They talk about challenges that are connected with difficult topics and how to keep their artistic vision during the whole production. Moderated by Tue Steen Müller.

Lithuania, Italy, Switzerland / Virginija Vareikytė and Maximilien Dejoie / 73 min.
A psychologist and a police officer of a small rural town encounter too many suicides in their daily routines. Frustrated, they get together to lessen the risk of losing another life in their hometown. The two women struggle to lift the local community from loneliness and stigma of emotional support, along with resisting their fear of failure. After years of work and support for each other, they succeed to minimize the suicide numbers and to prove that suicide prevention can be effective.

August 17 at 6 pm (CEST)
Benefits and Challenges in Co-productions - A Case Study of The Last Shelter 
Estelle Robin You in conversation with Tue Steen Müller about her experience with co-production between Mali, South Africa and France, she was in the position of a lead-producer so that she was very close to the artistic side of the project. She stresses the importance of good and strong relationships between director and protagonists and strong partnerships with other productions and/or training programs.

Mali, South Africa, France 2021 / Ousmane Samassekou, / 85 min.
Bordering the Sahel desert stands a house, as a safe haven for African migrants on their way to Europe, or returning home. How do you prepare to face your family, when you are going home with nothing?

In cooperation with the French Institute in Georgia.

August 24 at 6 pm (CEST)
How to Prepare Film Material for Editing - A Case Study of Nelly & Nadine
A conversation between Phil Jandaly and Tue Steen Müller. Phil Jandaly discusses his role as an editor during production of Nelly & Nadine. He shares his experience with creating a structure of the film, working with different archive material and editing them with newly-filmed scenes. He stresses how they wanted to keep the mystery during the whole film while keeping the whole aesthetics of the film and overall intimate story.

Magnus Gertten / Sweden, Belgium, Norway / 2022 / 93 min
Diaries, postcards and old home movies tell the story of forbidden love between two cultured women who found each other in a concentration camp during the war and began a lifelong relationship.

In cooperation with the French Institute in Georgia.

We want to thank the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation for supporting these sessions and the Film Mentoring Program of CinéDOC-Tbilisi. 

The IDF Industry Sessions series is supported by Creative Europe MEDIA, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Czech Film Fund, Prague City Hall and APA - Audiovisual Producers' Association.

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