The IDF at IDFA 2023

3. 11. 2023

Author: Barbora Hrubá

The Institute of Documentary Film is sending a delegation to the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA) from November 8 – 19, 2023. The delegation of industry professionals from Central and Eastern Europe will promote new projects and completed films from IDF’s East Silver collection at Docs for Sale, join the IDFA Academy, participate in Producers Connection and more.

The delegation led by four IDF representatives consists of a wide variety of film industry representatives from producers, festival representatives, screenwriters, and editors, to directors. The delegates you can meet at IDFA are - Barbora Drtílková, Peter Drössler, Ondřej Kamenický, Andrei Kutsila, Monika Lošťáková, Irina Malcea-Candea, Hana Blaha Šilarová, Elena Martin, Timo Novotny, Natália Pavlove, Mariia Ponomarova, Matej Sotník, and Anna Waradzyn. The IDF will be represented by: Zdeněk Blaha, Veronika F. Dvořáčková, Anna Kaslová and Sofia Tocar.

In addition, films from the IDF East Silver collection will return to IDFA, specifically Docs For Sale. The complete list of East Silver films can be found below. Screenings of two East Silver Caravan films are also a part of the festival programme - Silence of Reason (Envision Competition) and Magic Mountain (Best of Fests). 

The IDF delegation is supported by Creative Europe, the Ministry of Culture Czech Republic, the Czech Film Fund, and APA Czech Producers.

Meet the IDF team:
IDF Programme Director Zdeněk Blaha (blaha@dokweb.net)
East Silver Manager Veronika F. Dvořáčková (dvorackova@dokweb.net)
Ex Oriente Film & East Doc Forum Manager Anna Kaslová (kaslova@dokweb.net)
East Silver Caravan Coordinator Sofia Tocar (tocar@dokweb.net)

East Silver market documentaries at IDFA Docs for Sale 2023:

Alice On & Off (Romania)
Limits of Europe (Czech Republic, France)
Prison Beauty Contest (Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia)
The Dying of the Light (Croatia)
Olympic Halftime (Czech Republic)
Atirkül in the Land of Real Men  (Kyrgyzstan, Czech Republic, France)
Empty Embrace  (Belgium, France, Estonia)
Man of Marble (Poland)
Cabin Pressure (Hungary)

Meet the Czech delegation at IDFA 2023:
Producer Hana Blaha Šilarová
Producer Barbora Drtílková
Producer Peter Drössler
Producer Tereza Horská
Festival Representative Ondřej Kamenický
Director, Producer Andrei Kutsila
Producer Monika Lošťáková
Producer Irina Malcea-Candea
Producer Elena Martin
Director, Producer Timo Novotny
Director Ivana Pauerová Miloševičová
Producer Natália Pavlove
Director, Producer Mariia Ponomarova
Director, Producer Filip Remunda ​​​​​​​
Director, Producer Matej Sotník
Producer Anna Waradzyn

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