Other activitiesPanel discussion: Open Confrontation with Reality
Lucie Kralova (Ill-Fated Child), Filip Remunda (Czech Dream), and Jan Gogola (Across the Border) are going to confront the Berlin audience with their provocative, engaged and unconventional approach in documentary filmmaking. Institute of Documentary Film and the Czech Film Center in co-operation with the Czech Center in Berlin would like to invite you to an open panel discussion, that will take place in the Czech Center, on Feb. 13 2006 at 7pm.
(Photo: Berlin-style traffic light)
TALKING CZECH FILM at IFF BERLIN
2006: Open Confrontation with Reality
Situational Films in Czech Documentary Today
Venue: CZECH CENTER - CzechPoint, Friedrichstr. 206, 10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Date: February 13 2006
Moderator: Claas Danielsen, Director of the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Films
On the Panel: Lucie Kralova (Ill-Fated Child), Filip Remunda (Czech Dream), and Jan Gogola (Across the Border)
Organizers: Institute of Documentary Film and Czech Film Center in co-operation with the Czech Center in Berlin.
(On the photo: Across the Border - Borderless Ceske Velenice/Jan Gogola Jr., Czech Dream/Filip Remunda, (Ill-Fated Child/Lucie Kralova)
Czech documentary film has traditionally been known for its broad variety of creative approaches, diverse topics, and strong emphasis on the visual element. With the emergence of a new generation of Czech documentary directors and their innovative changes in style and approach, Czech documentary film is enjoying increasing international acclaim.
The panel discussion "open confrontation with reality - New situational films in Czech Documentary today" will highlight those recent trends and introduce some of the driving forces behind them. The young filmmakers on the panel tend to tell their stories in a provocative, engaged style that is emerging as an unconventional and surprising challenge to the trend in mainstream Western documentary film.
On the panel three of the most interesting contemporary Czech documentary filmmakers will talk about their recent films: Lucie Kralova (Ill-Fated Child), Filip Remunda (Czech Dream), and Jan Gogola (Across the Border). They all make "situational documentaries," shooting films by experiencing open confrontation with reality. Rather than “just” documenting reality, they prefer to interact directly with their subjects, stage scenes, and create happenings.
The discussion will be followed by a wine reception to mark the launch of this year’s DVD of Czech Films.