A Delegation of Documentarists Goes to IDFA with IDF

14. 11. 2016

Author: Filip Šebek

Within the year-round support of CEE documentaries, the Institute of Documentary Film traditionaly organizes a delegation of documentary filmmakers, who will attend the key industry events at IDFA, this year taking place from November 16 to 27. East Silver Market participants will also be represented and there will be a great number of Czech filmmakers.

The delegation led by representatives of IDF to IDFA Forum (November 21-23) will consist of the authors of 9 documentary projects that have previously participated or are currently participating in Ex Oriente Film workshop. Among them, there will be for example the Polish director Konrad Szolajski with his project The Good Change; producer Franziska Sonder with her upcoming film Dida; Selin Murat and the emerging experimental film being shot according to the short story by Jorge Luis Borges, Aleph; Slovenian director and producer Petra Seliškar with The Body or Miha Černec with the project No Women No Revolution. The Czech documentary scene will be represented by Kristýna Květová and her project The Sound is Innocent, Marek Novák with Cirkus Rwanda, Andrea Culková and her Testosterone Story or Anna Herza Tydlitátová with the upcoming documentary Satanic Girls about the remarkable story of a girl band with a provocative name and image, whose members emigrated from the ČSSR and became successful in the 70s in Chile. The Ex Oriente Film delegation, whose members will get a guest festival pass, is a part of  Ex Oriente Film Follow-up programme.

East Silver representative selection
The best films from East Silver Market will also be presented in Amsterdam. Mainly the producers, but also directors of 8 documentary films supported within IDF activities will attend the IDFA Docs for Sale market. In 2016, there will be Katarina Tomková representing Slovak-Czech co-production film 5 October directed by Martin Kollár, the fresh laureate of Silver Eye Award in Mid-length category, that has been screened in Warsaw and Rotterdam among other festivals. The Normal Autistic Film, recently winning two awards in Jihlava, directed by one of the most experienced Czech documentarists, Miroslav Janek, will be introduced at Docs for Sale by Jan Macola from Mimesis Film. Another Czech representative will be the producer Radim Procházka with My Name is Hungry Buffalo, which had, along with Normal Autistic Film been presented already at the event Czech Docs... Coming Soon, organized within East Doc Platform 2016. This is also the case of another delegation member, the film by Robert Kirchhoff, Hole in the head. The complete list of presented films can be found below.

All filmmakers were offered discounted fee or free entry and, above all, the opportunity to network with the key international industry professionals, authors, and experts and ensure a sales agent or festival screening for their film. The participation of the Czech delegation members Radim Procházka and Jan Macola was kindly supported by the Czech Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

East Silver Market Documentaries at IDFA Docs for Sale 2016:
5 October (2016, Martin Kollár, 52', Slovakia, Czech Republic)
Among Houses and the Cosmos (2016, Kostana Banovic, 71', Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina) A Hole in the Head (2016, Robert Kirchhoff, 90', Slovakia, Czech Republic)
My Name is Hungry Buffalo (2016, Pavel Jurda, 83', Czech Republic, Slovakia)
Normal Autistic Film (2016, Miroslav Janek, 80', Czech Republic)
PERM-36. REFLEXION (2016, Sergei Kachkin, 100', Russia)
See You in Chechnya (2016, Alexander Kvatashidze, 69', Georgia, Estonia, France, Germany)
Wall of Death, and All That (2016, Mladen Kovacevic, 61', Serbia, Croatia)

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