IDF at IDFA 2019

7. 11. 2019

Author: Veronika Zýková

Both IDFA Forum and competition programme included several titles, which are part of IDF activities. Docs For Sale offered twelve East Silver films. IDF also prepared Drink with East Doc Platform for invited guests.

[Updated on November 27, 2019]

IDFA Forum:
Alice in Mother's Land 
Ex Oriente Film 2018
Zhanna Agalakova / HR, DE, US

Museum of the Revolution
East Doc Forum 2019, the winner of East Doc Platform Award and IDFA Forum Award
Srđan Keča / RS, HR

East Doc Forum 2019
Agnieszka Zwiefka / PL, DE

Other Eastern European projects at IDFA Forum include How to Save a Dead Friend, produced by Ksenia Gapchenko (Docs Vostok), Ex Oriente Film alumni, currently attending the workshop with the film The Schubert Effect (directed by Aleksander Elkan). Tobias is a Hungarian project by Alexa Bakony, whose previous film The Referendum was part of East Silver 2018.

The IDFA programme includes two Ex Oriente Film projects and several other titles connected with IDF's activities:

The Tough
Silver Eye Award 2019 Nominee
Marcin Polar / Poland 2019 / 14 min
Dutch Premiere Best of Fests

Lessons of Love
Ex Oriente Film 2017
Małgorzata Goliszewska, Katarzyna Mateja / Poland / 2019 / 72 min
World Premiere / IDFA Competition for First Appearance

The Whale from Lorino
Ex Oriente Film 2012
Maciej Cuske / Poland / 2019 / 59 min
World Premiere / IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary

Do not miss at IDFA 2019:
Forman vs. Forman (dir. Helena Třeštíková and Jakub Hejna), which was part of KineDok distribution.
Immortal by Ksenia Okhapkina, Ex Oriente Film 2014 Alumni (Come Back Free)
Speak So I Can See You, produced by Marija Stojnić, whose Bottlemen were part of Ex Oriente Film 2018

Visitors of IDFA will have a chance to explore the world of SOLO thanks to a talk between Artemio Benki, its creator, director, producer and distributor (Sirena Films and Artcam Distribution), Manuela Buono, its sales agent (Slingshot Films) and Mathias Noschis (Alphapanda). Read the inteview with director here.

See all the Eastern European documentaries in the IDFA programme

East Silver at IDFA Docs For Sale 2019
The Sound Is Innocent
| Director: Johana Ožvold, Czech Republic, France, Slovakia 2019 | 68’
Over the Hills | Director: Martin Mareček, Czech Republic 2019 | 78’
The Kings of Šumava | Director: Kris Kelly, Czech Republic, UK 2019 | 70’
Nomad Meets the City | Director: Anji Sauvé Clubb, United States of America, Czech Republic 2019 | 80’
Heat Singers | Director: Nadia Parfan, Ukraine 2019 | 63’
The Circle | Director: Margit Lillak, Estonia 2019 | 94’
Landscape Zero | Director: Bruno Pavić, Croatia 2019 | 89’
A Year Full of Drama | Director: Marta Pulk, Estonia 2019 | 106’
Kalin and The Jail Team | Director: Petko Gyulc | Bulgaria 2018 | 64’
Doggy Love | Director: Linda Kallistová Jablonská  | Czech Republic 2019 | 75'
When the Persimmons Grew | Director: Hilal Baydarov | Azerbaijan, Austria 2019 | 118’
Waiting for a Miracle | Director: Aljona Surzhikova | Estonia 2019 | 14’
IDF Delegation at IDFA 2019
Be sure to meet our Programme Director Zdeněk Blaha (blaha@dokweb.net), IDF Chairman Filip Remunda (filip@remunda.com), Ex Oriente Film Manager and East Doc Forum Manager Anna Kaslová (kaslova@dokweb.net), East Doc Platform Coordinator Nora Särak (sarak@dokweb.net) and East Silver Caravan Coordinator Walter Nagy (nagy@dokweb.net).

Ex Oriente Film Delegation at IDFA 2019
Ksenia Gapchenko (The Schubert Effect), Cristina Ceausu (Lost&Found), Tatjana Božić (Alice in Mother's Land), Carine Chichkowsky (The Labudović Reels), Elīna Gediņa – Ducena (Nord Express) and Jaroslav Bláha (Comfortable Century)


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