Institute of Documentary Film (IDF) has been supporting creative documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe since 2001. Within the activities, IDF actively offers the current Czech and East-European documentary production to international festivals.
One of the festival interested in this selection was the DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival 2018 taking place on 29 January – 4 February, 2018. The festival’s selection committees have selected three Czech documentaries: The Russian Job (d. Petr Horký, p. Martin Jůza, Krutart, CZ, 2017), The White World According to Daliborek (d. Vít Klusák, p. Filip Remunda, Hypermarket Film, CZ, SK, UK, DK, 2017) and The Trial – The State of Russia vs. Oleg Sentsov (d. Askold Kurov, p. Max Tuula, Maria Gavrilova, Marxfilm, EE, POL, CZ, 2017).
One of the most celebrated debuts last year was Communion (d. Anna Zamecka, p. Anna Wydra, Otter Films, Wajda Studio, HBO Europe, PL, 2016). European Film Academy chose it as the best documentary of 2017. Communion participated to East Silver Market and won Silver Eye Award 2016. It’s director Anna Zamecka will be one of festival’s guests. Among other filmmakers invited to DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival is co-producer of the film Tarzan´a Testicles (d. Alexandru Solomon, p. Ada Solomon, Hi Film Productions, FR, RO, 2017). This film is included in the selection East Silver Caravan.
To see the festival's programme, click here.
Another festival choosing from the East Silver Caravan was the Trieste Film Festival (19 – 28 January 2018). For the International Documentary Films Competition, one Czech documentary was chosen: A Marriage Story (d. Helena Třeštíková, p. Kateřina Černá, Pavel Strnad, Negativ Film Productions, CZ, 2016). Another title from the East Silver Caravan is Tarzan´a Testicles. The festival audience will assign a prize of 2,500 EUR to the Best Documentary Film in Competition. Both films will be Italian premieres.
Find out the complete list of the International Documentary Films Competition here.
About East Silver Caravan:
East Silver Caravan presents a handpicked selection of some of the most interesting films from the market with high festival potential. These documentaries (approx. 30 films per year) are submitted to international film festivals for consideration during the whole year in an effort to make them more visible. Thanks to the gradually growing network of East Silver partner festivals, the chances of Caravan films to get screened internationally are increasing (currently, East Silver Caravan travels to more than 120 international film festivals).