Industry in Jihlava
This year, The Institute of Documentary Film (IDF) opens the 10th Industry Section for film professionals. In addition to the Public Presentations of the 10th East European Forum or more than 290 East European documentaries at the 7th East Silver Market, we will be hosting a wide-ranging programme of events, including Inspiring Sessions, Case Studies, One-on-one Meetings, Presentation of Documentary Works-in-progress, Co-production Breakfasts, Networking Dinners, the Silver Eye Awards and Industry Screenings.
INSPIRING SESSIONS FOR GENERAL AUDIENCES
At the 2010 Industry Section, a number of events are open to all visitors of the Jihlava IDFF who will have a unique opportunity to meet renowned documentary filmmakers. Everyone is welcome to attend our Inspiring Sessions that will offer an insight into the work of Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Michael Glawogger, Anders Østergaard, Pawel Lozinski and Pavel Kostomarov (October 23, 27, 28).
10 YEARS OF IDF AND INDUSTRY SECTION
Over the ten years of IDF’s existence, more than 70 documentary films have been made with the help of the East European Forum and the Ex Oriente Film workshop. Many of them have received recognition and awards at major international festivals, such as the Cannes IFF, Locarno IFF, Hot Docs, IDFA, Visions du réel, and Berlinale. The East Silver Market has had part in getting festival or television distribution for more than 370 completed documentaries.
RECORD NUMBER OF GUESTS
The Industry Section will host a record number of guests this year. Attending the East European Forum and the East Silver Market in search of new films into their programme slots or portfolios, more than 30 commissioning editors and buyers from major TV networks in Europe and North America, over 20 sales agents, and many more distributors, film fund and festival representatives. More than 70 East European directors and producers will attend our industry events to find support for their documentary projects and completed films. With all other guests of the Industry Section, the Institute of Documentary Film will welcome over 400 film professionals.