Institute of Documentary Film annually broadens the field of activity of the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival by focusing on the professional aspects of the film production and distribution. The result is a yearly growing INDUSTRY SECTION, that gathers essential European documentary film professionals.
INDUSTRY SECTION of the IDFF JIHLAVA consist of:
1) OPEN PROGRAMME of the EAST EUROPEAN FORUM
• Panel Discussion OLD-NEW NEIGHBOURS - creative trends, production conditions, legislation and outstanding films in the middle of Europe
• East European Forum Succesfull Project: Art of Selling – Jakk Kilmi, Andres Maimik, Estonia, 2006
2) EAST EUROPEAN FORUM
3) EAST SILVER DocMarket
1) OPEN PROGRAMME OF THE EAST EUROPEAN FORUM
Panel Discussion OLD-NEW NEIGHBOURS
- Friday October 27 2006, 6pm
- Tolstého 15, Jihlava ( East European Forum venue)
- creative trends, production conditions, legislation and outstanding films in the middle of Europe
- The debate is open for public
The Institute of Documentary Film (IDF) holds an overview panel discussion Old-New Neighbours that will address important issues with regard to five Central European countries:
What documentary trends have emerged in your country over the last ten years?
In what ways have the production conditions changed?
What role do local broadcasters play in the support of documentary cinema?
How many documentary films are made as international co-productions?
How does the film policy work in your country?
What major films have been made in your country in the last ten years?
The Old-New Neighbours panel accompanies the tenth edition of the Jihlava IDFF, with its challenging slogan for this year: "Times have never been better!" Is this really the case? Audiences will be discussing these questions together with directors and representatives of leading film institutions from the following countries of Central Europe: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria.
The panel discussion will be followed by an INDUSTRY PARTY which is open for all the Forum’s, Festival’s and Market’s guests.
• CASE STUDY of the East European Forum’s sucessfull film - ART OF SELLING
- Saturday, October 28 at 6pm
- Tolstého str. 15, Jihlava (venue of East European Fora)
The screening of the film will be followed by an open discussion with the Easzonian authors who will share their experience with the co-production process with the Finish broadcaster YLE.
The screening is open for public.
2) EAST EUROPEAN FORUM (25. – 29. října 2006)
The panel debate Old-New Neighbours is organized by the Institute of Documentary Film as part of the the accompanying programme of the East European Forum which for six years has been one of the two focal points of the industry section at the Jihlava IDFF. This year the Forum will host more than 70 documentary professionals from all over Europe. It is the first event that gives East European documentary filmmakers the opportunity to meet Europe's leading commissioning editors. At the Forum, directors and independent producers pitch their documentary projects. With the founding of the East European Forum, the region of Central Europe has received the first alternative to the existing models of funding that rely only on state funds and local broadcasters. Since its establishment, the Forum has become a prestigious meeting place for film professionals and, since 2001, it has hosted approx. 312 East European filmmakers and producers, 40 TV representatives and tens of international distributors, buyers and festival programmers. Thanks to the Forum, 18 films have been completed since 2001.
In the last two years, the proportion of TV representatives from Eastern and Western Europe has been shifting so that this year, the Forum is attended also by the representatives of East European TV networks: Katarzyna Malinowska (TVP, Poland), Claudie Nedelcu (TVR - Televiziunea Romana, Romania), Marek Šebeš (Czech Television), Andras Monory Mesz (MTV, Hungary) and others.
Jana Boková, a significant exiled Czech documentary filmmaker, is among the filmmakers who are coming this year to present their documentary projects to TV representatives. The last edition of the Jihlava IDFF featured a retrospective of her films; this year, Jana Boková returns with her documentary project "Waiting in Buenos Aires" that uncovers the secrets of a vibrant city through the eyes and ears of local waiters who have chosen the job following in the footsteps of their ancestors, emigrants from Spain. Other documentary filmmakers who will introduce their documentary projects in Jihlava are, among others: Marko Škop and Juraj Lehotský (Searching), Tomáš Kudrna (Flirting with Catastrophe), Atanas Georgiev (Cash & Marry), Svezoslav Draganov (Pop Folk) or regular guest at the East European Forum – Róbert Lakatos (The Resurrection of Witches) who was selected by the Amsterdam IDFA Forum director on the basis of his last year's project. Shortly after appearing in Jihlava, Lakatos had the opportunity to present his project at Europe's largest co-production event and received funding for his next film Bahrtalo! from a number of European TV networks.
TV representatives who will attend EEF 2006:
Sari Volanen (YLE FST), Nicola Deschamps (ARTE France), Claudia Schreiner (MDR), Charlotte Madsen (DR TV), Marijke Rawie (on behalf of AVROExpertDocs), Franz Grabner (ORF), Wim Van Rompaey (Lichtpunt), Christiane Hinz (ARD/WDR), Marek Šebeš (Česká televize), Andras Monory Mesz (MTV), Katarzyna Malinowska (TVP), Claudie Nedelcu (TVR - Televiziunea Romana)
Lecturers of the EEF Workshop:
Tue Steen Müller, Fleur Knopperts (IDFA Forum), Uldis Cekulis (Vides Filmu Studio), Steven Seidenberg (DE-CAF), Marijke Rawie (ExpertDocs), Sibylle Kurz (Pitching & Com. Skills), Alexandre Cornu (Films du Tambour de Soie + TV commission of Procirep), Filip Remunda (director)
Programme of the East European Program:
October 25 – 26 2006 / Pith workshop that offers number of lectures and an intensive training of the pitching skills
October 27 - 29 / Pitching Forum, where the East European documentary filmmakers present their documentary projects to the representatives of the European commissioning editors.
3) EAST SILVER DocMarket
East Silver supports and promotes Central and East European documentary filmmaking. A singular project of its kind in Eastern Europe, East Silver functions as a meeting point of European film professionals (programme directors, commissioning editors, buyers and distributors etc.) and filmmakers and allows the exchange of professional experience.
East Silver is a collective project of Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival and the Institute of Documentary Film Prague. It is opened during the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival in the festival centre (DKO) over 12 hours every day of the festival (25.-29.10.2006). The videolibrary provides 25 DVD and video players, as well as the East Silver catalogues 2004 and 2005.Together with the East European Pitching Forum, which provides a meeting point for East European filmmakers and the representatives of West European TV networks, East Silver is a unique connection spot of all documentary film professionals from West and East Europe.
EAST SILVER will offer a catalogue with a complete list of the films and synopses in English, contacts, and video / DVD rental list.
The online version of the East Silver 2006 catalogue of applied films is available also at our webpage: www.eastsilver.net