CZ

2020

91 min

Finished

A New Shift

Nová šichta

Directing: Jindřich Andrš

Synopsis

Tomas has been working underground as a coal miner for 25 years. When the mine has to close due to the general decline of coal mining, he is offered a new career as a computer programmer. He enrolls in a state-funded re-education programme, preparing him for one of the most in-demand jobs. Tomas takes up the challenge and gets ready to transform his life radically. But will a forty something long-haired, subterranean punk rocker who has spent his whole life performing hard physical labour ever fit in with the young and trendy digital crowd?

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Krakow Film Festival: Focus on Czech docs and shorts
5. 5. 2022

Krakow Film Festival: Focus on Czech docs and shorts

EAST SILVER CZECH DOCS
The Focus on the Czech Republic at Krakow Film Festival (May 29 - June 5 in cinemas / June 3-12 online) will include the latest documentary and short films from the Czech Republic as well as a program for children and teens.
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East Silver Caravan films successful at festivals
19. 12. 2021

East Silver Caravan films successful at festivals

EX ORIENTE FILM EAST SILVER
Vera Lacková's How I Became a Partisan is the Best Film of Ake Dikhea? Festival of Romani Film. Jindřich Andrš's A New Shift was successful at Doc.Berlin, where it got Best Feature Documentary Film Award.
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Creative Dialogue: Case Study of A New Shift (October 20)
12. 10. 2021

Creative Dialogue: Case Study of A New Shift (October 20)

IDF INDUSTRY SESSIONS ONLINE
The upcoming IDF Industry Session will be a Creative Dialogue between director Jindřich Andrš and documentary expert Mikael Opstrup. Join us live on October 20 at 6 pm (CET) and find out all about A New Shift.
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True Story, episode 18: A New Shift
29. 9. 2021

True Story, episode 18: A New Shift

TRUE STORY ONLINE
Director and producer Jindřich Andrš talks about his film A New Shift (awarded at DOK Leipzig, Ji.hlava IDFF, FIPADOC, DOKer and Finále Plzeň) and shares some interesting information about his upcoming project.
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Her Mothers and A New Shift awarded at DOKer
27. 7. 2021

Her Mothers and A New Shift awarded at DOKer

EAST SILVER
Her Mothers by Asia Dér & Sári Haragonics got Best Feature Documentary and Best Editing Awards at Moscow IDFF DOKer, while Jindřich Andrš receieved the Best Director Award for A New Shift.
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A New Shift awarded at FIPADOC
21. 6. 2021

A New Shift awarded at FIPADOC

EAST SILVER
Jindřich  Andrš's festival hit A New Shift got Grand Prize – Impact at FIPADOC which ensures the film French theatrical distribution. Andrš also received the BEST DIRECTOR Award at DOKer, while another East Silver title Her Mothers got two awards.
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Watch East Silver documentaries at the Visions du Réel Film Market
12. 4. 2021

Watch East Silver documentaries at the Visions du Réel Film Market

EAST SILVER
Five titles from the East Silver catalogue are part of the Visions du Réel Film Market, available to the accredited film professionals from April 14 until the end of the festival on April 25 and then for three more months.
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IDF at FIPADOC 2021
18. 1. 2021

IDF at FIPADOC 2021

EX ORIENTE FILM EAST DOC PLATFORM EAST SILVER
FIPADOC film programme was postponed until French cinemas re-open. The Industry Days take place online January 18-22. This year's Focus is aimed at Visegrad countries and the Institute of Documentary Film is one of the partners.
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Czech docs at festivals
12. 12. 2020

Czech docs at festivals

CZECH DOCS
Find about Czech documentaries screened at DOK Leipzig, PÖFF, Cottbus, DOC NYC and other festivals from October to December 2020.
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East Silver Caravan at festivals
25. 11. 2020

East Silver Caravan at festivals

EAST SILVER
East Silver Caravan titles Kiruna - A Brand New World, When the Persimmons Grew, Pripyat Piano, Boundaries, #sandrainuganda, How Big is the Galaxy?, Wolves at the Borders (among others) are screened at the festivals. Find out more...
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Silver Eye Award 2020 for Jindřich Andrš's A New Shift
31. 10. 2020

Silver Eye Award 2020 for Jindřich Andrš's A New Shift

EAST SILVER
The Silver Eye Award 2020 for the best feature length film in the East Silver Market, given by the IDF at Ji.hlava IDFF, goes to Jindřich Andrš for A New Shift. Mohammed Almughanni got the award in short length category for his film Son of the Streets.
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East Silver Caravan at IDFA Docs for Sale
26. 10. 2020

East Silver Caravan at IDFA Docs for Sale

EAST SILVER
Do not miss East Silver Caravan titles at IDFA Docs for Sale, including How I Became a Partisan by Vera Lacková, Running on Empty by Lisa Weber, Reconstruction of Occupation by Jan Šikl and Soviet Friendsbook by Aljona Surzhikova.
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East Silver Caravan films in DOK Film Market & Videolibrary
16. 10. 2020

East Silver Caravan films in DOK Film Market & Videolibrary

EAST SILVER
East Silver Caravan films are part of DOK Film Market & Videolibrary at DOK Leipzig (October 28 –​​​​​​​ November 3, 2020), including A New Shift by Jindřich Andrš. Find more about the titles and make sure to watch them.
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Nine projects supported by the IDF at DOK Industry
12. 10. 2020

Nine projects supported by the IDF at DOK Industry

EX ORIENTE FILM EAST DOC PLATFORM
DOK Lepzig's DOK Industry line-up includes five projects from the Ex Oriente Film & East Doc Platform presented online during DOK Partner Presentations. In the programme of DOK Co-Pro Market you can find another four projects supported by the IDF.
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Silver Eye Award 2020 nominees
12. 10. 2020

Silver Eye Award 2020 nominees

EAST SILVER
The Institute of Documentary Film will give Silver Eye Award to the best short and feature documentaries from Central and Eastern Europe in the East Silver Market at the online edition of the 24th Ji.hlava IDFF (October 27 – November 8, 2020).
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Czech Docs at East Doc Platform 2020
4. 3. 2020

Czech Docs at East Doc Platform 2020

CZECH DOCS
Five upcoming documentaries will be presented at Czech Docs... Coming Soon, while six Czech/co-production projects will be pitched at East Doc Forum and another five will be part of East Doc Market.
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From miner to programmer: “I’ve overcome my own prejudice,” says Jindřich Andrš
20. 10. 2018

From miner to programmer: “I’ve overcome my own prejudice,” says Jindřich Andrš

EX ORIENTE FILM CZECH DOCS Interview
The Last Shift of Thomas Hisem is a short documentary by Jindřich Andrš about eponymous worker’s last day of work before a coal mine is shut down for good. The film was recognized by the jury at the Jihlava IDFF for its unique and authentic atmosphere.
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KineDok evening: upcoming documentaries and When the War Comes gala premiere
14. 10. 2018

KineDok evening: upcoming documentaries and When the War Comes gala premiere

KINEDOK EAST SILVER
KineDok hosted a documentary evening in Světozor Cinema on Monday, October 8, 2018. The special evening included the presentation of upcoming documentaries followed by the gala premiere of Jan Gebert's film When the War Comes.
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The first session of Ex Oriente Film 2018 starts in Trieste
15. 6. 2018

The first session of Ex Oriente Film 2018 starts in Trieste

EX ORIENTE FILM
The first of three week-long sessions of the Ex Oriente Film workshop titled "Out of the Comfort Zone – Vision, Space, Story" will take place in Trieste (Italy) from June 17th to June 23rd, 2018. 
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