During 2010 annual the position of Slovakian delegation was enforced through the morning session at the co-production breakfast that allowed to discuss Slovakian documentary from the production, as well as co-production perspectives (starting up the last year three-day profile sessions including Poland and Austria). Among the speakers were Alexandra Strelková and Miro Ulman from the Slovakian Film Institute, a producer Erik Panák, or directors Peter Begányi and Marek Mackovič. In addition to that, IDF published three daily issues of Industry Reel that provided a comprehensive analysis about the nation's documentary. It is available for download. The summary of the past 20 years in Slovakian documentary was presented by a producer Ivan Ostrochovský and a film theorist Mária Ferenčuhová. A case study about the rise of Slovakian docs was brought to you by Marta Lamperová and Jarmila Outratová.
This year's edition of IDF Industry in Jihlava hosts Slovakian authors who will represent projects enlisted for all the sustaining IDF events that are designed support both finished and in-progress deocumentaries. Marek Šulík with Jana Bučka will be getting ready for their final presentation which is the climax of the third EX Oriente Film 2011 workshop in Jihlava: at the East European Forum 2011 pitching event they are going introduce their joint project Bells of Happiness (Zvonky štastie).
Beside them there are other two Slovakian authors to present their projects at this event. The board of experts included the following two projects in the annual EEF selection of the final workshop participants and presenters: the documentary about the North African conflict The Bloody Sands of Libya filmed by Ladislav Kaboš and produced by Svatava M. Kabošová. The saboteur underground in times of Czechoslovakian communist repressions is the topic of the documentary project Velvet Terrorists (Zamatovi teroristi) presented by Peter Kerekeš and Ivan Ostrochovský.
Also the pick of nine almost-completed documentaries of this year's Doc launch Presentation features a Slovakian documentary. The authors – the director Miro Remo and the producer Barbara Harumová Hessová - are coming to Jihlava to present their documentary project Comeback. Just for your information: there are 10 Slovakian documentaries on the list of total 250 available docs at the 8th edition of the East Silver Market 2011.
Besides the filmmakers themselves there are also several representatives of important Slovakian institutions. Marek Urban will be present at IDF Industry for sentimentfilm, Katarína Tomková and Alexandra Strelková are this year's IDF guests from the Slovakian Film Institute.
The delegation of Slovakian authors, film professionals and other representatives is supported by Slovakian Audiovisual Fund.