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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.

Šípek Jan

A view into the soul of women. Composed of photographs from inner testimony. Seeking Jung's Anima, the woman of all women. - Deparment of documentary film, FAMU - 1st year (exercise).

Konev Smeltery
During the communist era, the Konev Smeltery in Kladno produced "peace steel, meant to be pouredinto the throats of the imperialists". Today, after the fall of communism, and of the capitalist Vladimir stehlik, there remains a deserted industrial wilderness 20,000 people out of work, sorrounded by ghettoes. Smeltery is over grow by nature. Bohumil Hrabal and Vladimir Boudnik are as relevant as ever. - Department of documentary film, FAMU - 1st year (auteur reportage)

Fighting the Brain
A threefold portrait, presenting the reality within the limits of a subjective view, puts together the lives of an increasingly more remote writer and musician; a hacker, dreaming his dream of transformation into a purely virtual existence in the depths of technology; and an undertaker, unrealistic raconteur, living on the history of half-mythical Sudetenland.

You Are That
The one who looks, the one who sees. A visual essay on the subjectivity of the eye and the subjectivity od film in the scene of contemporary India.

Four Dialogs on the Run

Cam in the Head
Portrét of Venda Hrdý - author of literary genre ThinkFanComReal - Thinking Fantasy Comes from Real World and musician (E. C. Pop, Earth Synth). A young man with a camera inside his head.

Present Moment
A contemplation of whether the inner states can be transferred by film.

The brain is the most complex organ in the human body, much better than the most powerful computer. Still we don't know a lot about it. What if such a complicated machine breaks down? When the brain is damaged, we can suddenly lose all the memories and skills accumulated in our entire life. Victim may suddenly have a problem with a completely automated tasks such as alternating legs while walking, recognition of tastes or tying shoelaces. You need to re-learn everything. At the same time we realise the complexity of this organ. And it's much more interesting when the brain damage occurs to a neurosurgeon who suddenly can empathize with the feelings of his patients and understands what exactly is going on in his head, even though the brain is still not fully recovered. Or if the teacher tries to learn the basic arithmetic afther the stroke and suddenly understands exactly what made her pupils problems. Despite the fact that the disorder left a trail of and their life will not be just like before, all the protagonists try to look for something positive. The essential support of loved ones greatly facilitates the return to normal life.

Buttons of Consciousness
This creative experimental documentary about frontiers of Eastern meditation and Western science, tries to embody what it deals with - meditation itself. Protagonists of the film, poet and plasma physicist Pavel Ctibor and cognitive scientist and Buddhist Jan Burian, both scientists and personalities rooted in the Eastern teachings of Buddhism and Shaivism. Film portrays two Czech scientists, who accepted the tool of meditation in addition to the scientific exploration of the world. Film attempts to describe meditation and also to evoke it or induce in the audience through the experimentation with film medium. It examines boundaries of exploration of the world using objectivism of science and subjectivism of meditation. Do those paths intersect? What is the better way to explore the reality?

Here and Now / Peace with the Brain
A portrait of the minds of three Czech and Slovak scientists (material physicist, cognitive scientist and researcher in the field of robotics), who are currently engaged in meditation. A film about the limits of knowledge achieved through science and the place where it meets with subjective introspection. A detailed analysis of time, space and concentration using documentary and slightly experimental methods.

Born 12. 1. 1982. He was working for an independent Prague's radio station for five years, doing late-night interviews and audio-documentaries. Combining sound with photography, he started to study documentary film at Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague. In 2008 for half an year on exchange programme at Film and Television Faculty of India, Pune, in 2010 six months at Université Paris 8, Saint-Denis. He is looking after a couple of online projects (e. g. server), he writes, he’s programming and photographing. He’s shot 9 own documentaries, for others he was working as cameraman or editor.
* Koněv Smeltery (Koněv), FAMU, 2006 (photography, direction, editing)* Anima, FAMU, 2006 (photography, direction, editing)* Internal Churning, India, 2007 (director of photography. directed by Anannya Mehtta)* You are That (Ty jsi to), FAMU, 2007 (photography, direction, editing)* Traveller (Cestovatelka), FAMU, 2007 (in co-direction with Bruno Hájek)* Four Dialogs on the Run (Čtyři dialogy na útěku), FAMU and Archa Theatre, 2008 (photography, direction)* Present Moment (Přítomný okamžik), FAMU, 2008, (realisation)* Cam in the Head (Kamera v hlavě), FAMU, 2008 (photography, direction)* Fighting the Brain (Souboj s mozkem), FAMU, 2009, (photography, direction)* Failure (Porucha), Czech Television, 2011, (direction)
Konev Smeltery – FAMU FEST, 2005 Brain Fight – Special mention, IDFF Jihlava 2009

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