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Institute of Documentary Film’s Activities

Founded in 2001, INSTITUTE OF DOCUMENTARY FILM (IDF) is a non-profit training and networking centre based in Prague, Czech Republic, focused on the support of Central and East European creative documentary film and its wider promotion.

We work closely with Central and East European film directors and producers and provide in-depth development support for their projects as well as international promotion.

We also work with key international festivals, broadcasters, distributors, sales agents, markets, film institutions, film schools, MEDIA Desks, training programmes, national film centres and various film portals, and serve as the GATEWAY TO EAST EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY FILM – an indispensable source of documentary projects and films from Central and Eastern Europe.


April 24 - 25, the Institute of Documentary Film and FAMU jointly organize a lecture entitled Boundaries of Documentary Film and one-on-one consultations by renown French film theorist and FID Marseille director Jean-Pierre Rehm. The two-day event is designed for directors, producers, students as well as any documentary enthusiasts who may confirm participation at the lecture and sign up for an individual meeting by April 22, 2009.



For several years, Jean-Pierre Rehm has been the director of FID Marseille – International Documentary Film Festival.
During his tenure, he has attended numerous documentary festivals across the world as a member of the jury.

His interest lies primarily in discovering remarkable documentary films, little-known documentary filmmakers and new film or art niches not only across Europe but also in Africa as well as in Asia.

His work as a film theorist and festival director revolves around documentary film defined as a work of art that results from creative freedom, regardless of international co-productions or other aspects of contemporary film industry.



Friday, April 24, 2009, from 12:00 noon – (FAMU, Dept. of Documentary Film): one-on-one consultations with Jean-Pierre Rehm, 35 min / consultation
If you would like to sign up for a meeting, please contact Zuzana Pauková, by April 22, 2009. Details regarding specific times will be provided.

Saturday, April 25, 2009, 10:00 - 13:00 – (FAMU, Room U2): an inspirational lecture entitled "Boundaries of Documentary Film."
Please confirm your participation by April 22, 2009 with: Zuzana Pauková, The lecture will be held in English.

Saturday, April 25, 2009, from 14:30 – (FAMU, Dept. of Documentary Film): group session involving specific project ideas.


Jean-Pierre Rehm is a French film theorist, critic and, since 2002, director if FID Marseille – International Documentary Film Festival. A graduate of École Normale Supérieure, modern literature and philosophy, he was a lecturer of history and theory of film and art; he also worked at the French Ministry of Culture. Rehm is an editor of Cahiers du Cinéma and a regular author of film and art reviews, exhibition catalogues, artist and filmmaker monographs. He has curated a number of exhibitions of contemporary art, both in France and abroad, e.g., in Egypt (Cairo Museum of Modern Art), the Netherlands (Witte de With, Rotterdam) or Japan (Yokohama Art Center). In 2005 he was among the jury members of Between the Seas, a competition section at the Jihlava IDFF dedicated to Central European films.



Zuzana Pauková