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Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival
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Jihlava IDFF is the largest festival of creative documentary films in Central and Eastern Europe. It draws attention to socially relevant documentaries, which lack neither an innovative style and image, nor a depth of reflection and confrontation. In its three competitions, the Festival awards remarkable Czech as well as international documentary films, offers screenings dedicated to experimental film and organizes a host of industry events for film professionals. The central symbol of the Jihlava Festival is a funnel, that becomes a metaphor for perception and for bringing alive one's thinking which is how the organisers intend the festival to work. This attitude is reflected in the festival's central motto: Thinking through Film! Through selected works of cinema, the festival tries to capture the diverse contemporary openness of thinking and the variety of creative approaches - from strictly traditional to maverick experiments.
A variety of Czech, European and international nonfiction films - approx. 90 full-length and 40 short documentaries: October 23 - 28, 2012.
Call for registration in the new promotional and educational project for talented documentary film producers from EU countries
15 producers from European countries will meet for four days. Be one of them.
You will be presented to the international industry community.
You will be part of a special educating and networking programme.
You will meet key industry specialists during master classes, case studies and one-to-one meetings.
The aim of the project is to provide beginning talented European producers with easy access to information in the field of audiovision as well as orientation on the film market, to point them out to professionals from various fields of the film industry by means of an extensive presentation, to create a new platform for the encounters of film professionals with an emphasis on documentary cinematography and, last but not least, establish contact with colleagues from other countries and thus increase the potential of future European international coproductions.
ORGANISED BY THE JIHLAVA IDFF IN CO-OPERATION WITH MEDIA DESKS in Austria,Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany (Düsseldorf), Hungary, Greece, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (Catalunya), Switzerland and MEDIA Antenna Torino.
- Producer with a several years’ experience in the local market (i.e. not a student or a recent graduate) with a capacity for future professional growth and with ambitions to be active in the European market
- At least one realized film (fiction or documentary, mid-length or feature) which has entered theatrical distribution, has been screened at a festival etc.
- A concrete project is not a condition, however, it is considered an advantage
- Producers with projects supported by MEDIA Development, or having participated at MEDIA Training in the past will be given priority
EMERGING PRODUCERS / 1st edition / October 25 – 28, 2012 / Jihlava IDFF / Czech Republic
90 EURO / Central and Eastern Europe / Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia
150 EURO / Western Europe / Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Norway, Spain, Switzerland
REGISTRATION DEADLINE / April 30, 2012
The selection of producers is secured by Jihlava IDFF. The results will be announced on July 5, 2012 at the Docu Talents from the East Presentation, organised by Jihlava IDFF (during Karlovy Vary International Film Festival).
CONTACT / Markéta Císařová / Head of Industry Office / email@example.com-
Detailed programme / October 25 – 28, 2012
The programme includes a personal presentation of the producers as well as an official presentation to film professionals and press. The Emerging Producers project will be accompanied by a special catalogue including producers' photographs, CVs and important information concerning each of the producers.
A fundamental part of the EP programme consists of various forms of informal events where people get to know each other and gain easy access to contacts for future international co-operations. The individual meetings – Information Breakfast, Networking Lunch, Matchmaking Dinners – are designed to help the producers meet all the important persons of the film industry community.
In today’s times of rapid technological development and an expanding film market, it is often very hard for a beginning producer to get oriented in the film market, understand its mechanisms and get the attention of decision makers. The individual parts of the EP programme create an information cluster to help a beginning European producer get oriented on the market. The EP programme presents:
Round Tables - moderated discussions with crucial themes for discussion (How to define the film theme / International co-production and related possibilities of international distribution / Strategies of film festivals)
Case studies – in 2012, we will focus on two topics (How to get your documentary film to Cannes / Differences in production in Western and Eastern Europe)
Lectures - New alternatives in documentary film distribution (Trends in the film market)
2nd edition of the platform for discovering new topics in documentary films
The first project of its kind related to a film festival.
A unique place to discuss topics which are missing in documentary films.
Deep discussion about stereotypes and traditions.
Promotion of original thinking and supporting intercultural discussion.
Project initiating new themes and subjects in documentary film while bringing together personalities from the film world and creative personalities active in other professional fields
At present, there are numerous festival and industry activities focused on the development of an existing topic, the search for co-producers and the extension of distribution possibilities. The Inspiration Forum precedes the filmmaker’s decision as to which subject is to be developed, representing a platform for the search for new themes and their interpretations.
A four-day meeting of 10 selected directors from around the world and significant personalities from outside the film community; scientists, writers, visual artists, philosophers. With each of the lecturers, the search for new themes is held in three stages:
Part 1 / Public lecture and moderated discussion
Open to accredited festival visitors and IF participants
Part 2 / Closed discussions of IF participants with the lecturers
Part 3 / Personal discussions of IF participants with the lecturers (one-on-one meetings)
“When preparing a film, I have repeatedly encountered the necessity to consult the intended subject, since a dialogue always brings a new perspective of the given topic. Traditional consultations with the producer or the script editor are not always sufficient; therefore I find it enriching to open up to new fields and experts from outside the film world.”
Filip Remunda, director and curator of the Inspiration Forum
INSPIRATION FORUM / 2nd edition / October 25-28, 2012 / Jihlava IDFF / Czech Republic
REGISTRATION DEADLINE / June 30, 2012
Only 10 participants can be accepted.
REGISTRATION FEE – EUR 100 / participants from Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and post-Soviet countries - EUR 50
CONTACT / Markéta Císařová / Head of Industry Office / firstname.lastname@example.org
Inspiration Forum 2011
Carlos A. Aguilera – Cuban poet and writer, member of the youngest generation of Cuban authors, founder of a now banned Diáspora(s) magazine, lives in emigration in Central Europe.
Y. A. Padmanabha Rao – Indian expert in education development, participated in the development of an innovative project involving over 10 million children from 200 000 schools in the poorest parts of the world in the educational process, received a number of awards including the Unesco Prize for his activities.
Alexei Plutser-Sarno, Jana Sarna – members of a provocative Russian art group Voina, whose political and activist happenings and installations are inspired by performance and street-art.
List of Participants in 2011:
Bermudez Pascual Maite, Spain
Čakanyova Viera, Czech Republic
Danic Marina, Serbia
Faudem Joshua, Israel, USA
Kolchin Mikhail, Russia
Krema Zoran, Croatia
Lakatos Robert, Romania
Mitic Boris, Serbia
Moyzes Tamara, Israel, Slovakia
Nemes Gyula, Hungary
Prenghyova Andrea, Czech Republic
Solomon Alex, Romania
Tretinjak Alina, Croatia
3rd edition of the workshop for representatives of film festivals
For festival directors, programming directors and film selectors
The workshop creates a unique platform for sharing information and experiences as well as discussing themes that both connect and divide the festivals.
The only workshop for festival organizers to help them get to know each other and develop various ways of collaboration
After two successful editions, with the meetings of festival representatives held in the course of a single day, we have decided to extend the working part into two days. The programme will include common lectures and moderated discussions as well as meetings of a smaller number of participants from related festivals. The two-day workshop will be divided into four separate thematic blocks and small discussion groups.
The themes discussed in 2011 included the strategy of premieres contra the openness of festival competitions, the problem of programming national competition sections as well as the budgeting of individual film events. The programme also included a lecture about the possibilities of new media in the promotion of film festivals with concrete examples and a follow-up discussion developing the potential use of these examples by the participing festivals.
Jihlava IDFF 2011 hosted representatives of festivals in Venice, Marseille, Nyon, Palm Springs, Ann Arbor, Toronto, Munich, Bratislava, Cracow, and Istanbul.
FESTIVAL IDENTITY / 3rd edition / October 25-26, 2012 / Jihlava IDFF
REGISTRATION DEADLINE / September 15, 2012
REGISTRATION FEE – 120 Eur / participants from Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and post-Soviet countries – 50 Eur
(registration fee includes festival accreditation, catalogue, festival T-shirt, accommodation for 2 nights, 2x coffee break, lunch and wine degustation)
WORKING LANGUAGE / English, no interpreting
CONTACT / Markéta Císařová / Head of Industry Office / email@example.com
Festival Poster Competition
The Festival Identity project will be accompanied by a publicly accessible competition of the newest festival posters from around the world. In 2011 the three floors of the Vysočina County Gallery were filled with posters from festivals in Yamagata, Berlin, Marseille, Nyon and Toronto, the latter having become the first holder of the Best Festival Poster Award, awarded by the Festival Identity participants. The gallery visitors, too, awarded their own award; it went to the poster of the Brno Sixteen festival.
16th Jihlava IDF will include a retrospective exhibition of Hot Docs festival posters.
Programme of FI 2011
The programme was moderated by Marek Hovorka, director of Jihlava IDFF, and Andrea Slováková, programming selector of the experimental film section at Jihlava IDFF, and composed from discussions about these topics:
I / Festival identity based on the programme focus
II / Premiere and competition section strategies
III / PR strategies a communication possibilities
IV / Finding sponsors and festival partners
The list of Accredited Participants of FI 2011
Abt Sinay, Docaviv, Israel
Billeter Jenny, Visions du Reel, Switzerland
Bišto Luboš, DOCsk Košice, Slovakia
Blidaru Ana Alexandra, One World Romania, Romania
Daneshmand Kaveh, Iranian Film Festival Prague
De Pas Rebecca, La Roche sur Yon, France
Dinnell David, Ann Arbor Film, USA
Dulebova Martina, DOCsk Košice, Slovakia
Gravoulet Marion, Aye Aye, France
Grouya Teddy, American Doc. Film Festival, USA
Farnel Sean, Hot Docs, Canada
Hučkova Jadwiga, Krakow festival, Poland
Chlapikova Daniela, Summer Film Seminar 4 elements, Slovakia
Kapsa Aleš, Musaionfi lm, Czech Republic
Kennedy Theodore, Ann Arbor Film, USA
Korda Jakub, AFO, Czech Republic
Moretti Paolo, Venezia, Italy
Nenezic Andjelka, Underhillfest, Montenegro
Orlicz Barbara, Krakow festival, Poland
Pichler Barbara, Graz Diagonale, Austria
Rampaček Robert, DOCsk Košice, Slovakia
Rehm Jean-Pierre, FID Marseille, France
Smejkal Pavel, IFF Bratislava, Slovakia
Starinsky Ondrej, Enough of the Silence, Slovakia
Sonmez Necati, DOCUMENTARIST, Turkey
Wright Oliver, OpenCity London, Great Britain
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