Institute of Documentary Film has again partnered with the Ji.hlava IDFF to co-organise the Industry Section. IDF would like to highlight three of its events that cover film education, market and distribution.
Ex Oriente Film
Masterclasses / Wed Oct 25, 5 p.m., Thu Oct 26, 6.30 p.m.
For 15 years, IDF has been organising the Ex Oriente Film workshop for producers from Central and Eastern Europe. Over 6 days, 15 respected tutors will help up-and-coming film professionals to develop their film projects and secure funding. This year’s experts include the Austrian filmmaker Andreas Horvath, Syrian producers Diana El Jeiroudi and Orwa Nyrabia (their film Return to Homs won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival), Danish sound designer Peter Albrechtsen, French producer Christine Camdessus, marketing specialist Daniel Saltzwedel, sales agent Maëlle Guenegues of CAT & Docs, editor Yael Bitton, German attorney Stefan Rüll, Russian filmmaker Dmitrii Kalashnikov, Norwegian producer Kristine Ann Skaret and journalist Saša Uhlová. Lead tutors include EDN’s Head of Studies Mikael Opstrup, filmmaker and producer Filip Remunda and filmmaker Ivana Pauerová Miloševićová. Members of the public are invited to attend a broad slate of inspiring lectures on documentary film.
"I’d like to invite festival visitors to two interesting masterclasses with internationally renowned filmmakers. On Wednesday, October 25, the acclaimed Austrian director Andreas Horvath will present his latest controversial documentary Helmut Berger, Actor. film generated some buzz at the Venice Film Festival last year and it focuses on the filmmaker’s relationship with the former film celebrity Helmut Berger. The second masterclass takes place on Thursday, October 26, with the Russian filmmaker Dmitrii Kalashnikov who will discuss his film The Road Movie, a feature documentary compiled of found dashcam footage shot by Russians,” adds Kristyna Balaban, Ex Oriente Film Manager.
Open programme here.
An interview with Andreas Horvath here.
Screening and discussion at the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross / Wed Oct 25, 6 p.m.
KineDok screenings are always popular with film fans. Throughout the year, KineDok brings films to unusual venues in the Czech Republic and 7 European countries, along with discussions attended by filmmakers and other guests. On October 25 at 6 p.m., a similar event will take place at Jihlava’s Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. It features the documentary film Tourism! that captures the ambivalent attitude of Croatians towards the annual influx of tourists. “I’m happy that KineDok shows that people enjoy documentary films in site-specific distribution. It is mainly thanks to the quality of the films but, especially, thanks to the added value of being able to discuss the issues relevant to the films,” says Bohdan Bláhovec, KineDok Manager.
East Silver Market: Oct 24 - 29 / Silver Eye Awards: Oct 27 and Oct 28
Designed for completed films, the East Silver Market takes place Oct 24 - 29. It is a unique selection of the latest documentaries from Central and Eastern Europe, available to film professionals in a video library on the spot as well as online. The aim of the selection is to bring the most interesting films to the attention of international film professionals. The best films will be presented with the Silver Eye Award. Out of 30 nominated films, awards will be handed out in 3 categories: best short, mid-length and feature documentary film. Winners will be announced after the Festival Hub presentation on Friday, October 27 (Best Short and Best Mid-length category) and during the final festival ceremony on Saturday, October 28 (Best Feature).