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The protagonists are three film studios: in Russia (Mosfilm), in Poland (WFF nr1) and in Belarus (Belarusfilm) and three film directors: Vyrypayev, Żuławski and Kudinenko who currently work there. These were the three most important film studios in the former Eastern bloc. They were the birthplace for a generation raised in a controlled distribution of culture, socialist economy and permanent oppression. One day, the system collapsed and so did the studios.

The 8th East Silver, a documentary market specialized in Central and East European documentary films, is now open for submissions! Submit your film to the biggest internationally recognized database of creative feature and television documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe.


25th February 2011


EAST EUROPEAN FILM ALLIANCE, a consortium of eleven Eastern European film organizations is announcing the selected documentary projects for this year’s training programme:

1. See you in Chechnia - Georgia - Lokokina Studio – with EEFA scholarship

2. How Much is Morality? - Ukraina - New Kyiv Production – with EEFA scholarship

3. Lost in Transition - Croatia - Kinematograph

4. In the Mirror - Bulgaria - KOTA + 1

5. Russian - French Family of Ivanovs - Lithuania/ Russia - Studja Ju

6. Grandparents' Tour - Estonia/ Ukraine - Red Fox

7. Hyjacked! - Romania - Hatch Films and Sub-cult-ura

Congratulations to everybody involved in the projects!

The schedule for the documentaries training programme is the following: Scriptwriting in Zagreb (3-7 March) in parallel with ZagrebDox, Management of Film Production in Kiev and Legal and Distribution Matters in Tallinn, and on the online platform, in between.

The first training will benefit of the presence of the following experts: Catherine Buresi – Head of Studies, Jacques Laurent – Content Expert, Dorota Roszkowska – Visiting Expert, and others.

The list above represents only the first half of the EEFA selected projects for this year, the fiction projects will be announced next week. The trainings for these will be held in Sofia, Kiev and Tallinn and also on the online platform.

The EEFA Consortium is coordinated by the RFS (Romanian Film Sector, Romania) and has for 2011 the following partners: HAVC (Croatian Audiovisual Center)– Croatia, IFF Molodist (Kyiv International Film Festival Molodist) – Ukraine, ALTFilm (ALTFilm) – Moldova, ASA (Ankara Cinema Association) – Turkey, BNFC (Bulgarian National Film Center ) and GEOPOLY (Geopoly Film) – Bulgaria, IFF Moscow (Moscow International Film Festival) – Russia, PÖFF Tallinn (PÖFF - Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival ) – Estonia, LNFC - National Film Centre of Latvia, Georgian National Film Center – Georgia and State Film Fund from Ministry of Culture and Tourism Azerbaidjan.

Alongside our partners, the initiative is supported by Media Mundus.

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The 13th One World - International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival takes place March 8 - 17, 2011, with over 100 documentaries divided into several sections. Several new programmes have been introduced this year, such as New Media for Social Change, NonComm featuring social ads, and an industry section organized by One World and Documentary Campus, with support of IDF.

Prague, Februrary 22, 2011 – The jury for the Berlin-based national daily Der Tagesspiegel has awarded Erika Hníková's documentary Matchmaking Mayor its Readers' Prize. The prize, reserved for the best film in the Forum section, is worth 3,000 Euros.
The ten-member jury, consisting of the Berlin newspaper's readers, chose the Czech-Slovak documentary from 31 films and explained its decision like this:
“The prize goes this year to Erika Hníková for her film Matchmaking Mayor, which made us laugh and think and provoked lively discussion. A film capable of polarizing without ever having set out to do so. Its affectionate blend of discretion and intimacy in observing the eccentricities of the post-socialist era creates a complex portrait of single people uninterested in reproduction. A type of passive resistance; whether you laugh at it or with it is left up to you.”

In addition to being available for the Berlinale's main prizes, all the movies in the official program are eligible to win one or more of the 19 independent prizes bestowed by juries that were not selected by the festival.

This is the second time a Czech entry has received an award at the Berlinale. In 2010, Jan Hřebejek's Kawasaki's Rose was awarded by not one but two juries: the Ecumenical Jury and the Jury of the International Confederation of Art House Cinemas (C.I.C.A.E.).


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One World, Many Ways –
New Directions in Human Rights Documentaries

Who are the right broadcasters for Human Rights docs?
Peter Hamilton, creator of the hit website www.documentarytelevision.com will give us his top Human Rights broadcasters list.

Meet key committed Human Rights broadcasters…
including Mette Hoffmann Meyer - Commissioning Editor Danish DRTV and Claire Aguilar Vice President of Programming for the Independent Television Network (ITVS) based in San Francisco.

What happened in Cairo? A very special guest and activist filmmaker from Egypt will fill us in, and show us his own images from the heart of a revolution.

The Age of Wikileaks!
Vaughan Smith from Frontline Club and a cast of video journalists who are either reporting on or directly involved in Wikileaks talk about the website’s impact on Human Rights and journalism.

Filmmakers Boot camp!
Keith Lawrence from the LA’s Mary Pickford Institute is all set to run two intense one day Filmmakers Boot camps. The goal - make a powerful broadcast quality documentary at a fraction of the cost. This workshop is not a “how to make a film” workshop, it’s geared towards helping us think outside the box!

Interviews with star One World guest filmmakers Mark Henderson, Schuchen Tan, Carol Dysinger, Frank Piasecki Poulsen and others. Panels on docs in the Czech Republic, Filmmakers Rights, The art of the Interview, Story verses Finance, and low budget HD. Meet Andrea Prenghyova, Michael Allder, Chris Schmidt, Marian Williams, Barbara Orton, Lilla Hurst…and many more.

The programme is online now!

How much? €50 for the entire event! (catering excluded). Where? Hotel Grand Majestic Plaza, Truhlárská 16, 110 00 Prague 1. When? 11-13th March
Register online at www.documentary-campus.com or on location.

See you there!
Your Documentary Campus Team

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The Institute of Documentary Film and the Jihlava IDFF in cooperation with the Czech Centre Moscow organize screenings of selected documentary films in Moscow (Feb 22 - 25) and Nizhny Novgorod (Feb 26 - 27). Screenings will be followed by debates and meetings with Russian audiences and filmmakers.

Prague, February 17, 2011 – On February 22, 2011, four contemporary Czech movies will set out on a two-month tour with a total of 12 destinations across Great Britain under the name Made in Prague. The traveling event, organized by CFC in cooperation with the Czech Centre in London and Britain's Picturehouse Cinemas for the third year running, remains the biggest showcase of Czech cinema on British soil.

Made in Prague is aimed at presenting excellence and artistic creativity in Czech cinema, and through that, acquainting British audiences with Czech culture and historical contexts. Besides big festivals, it provides British cinema-goers with a unique opportunity to see Czech films that have not been part of the film distribution system in Great Britain or broadcast on British television. Audiences in 12 university towns will have a chance to see a selection of the best and most popular Czech movies released in the past three years, as they were presented at major international festivals. This year's selection features The Karamazov Brothers, Katka, Protektor and Twosome.

Made in Prague 2011 will open on February 22 at the Glasgow Film Festival, Britain's second largest international film festival, with a screening of Protektor from director Marek Najbrt, who will introduce the film and participate in a Q&A with the audience afterward.

Besides Najbrt's drama inspired by real events during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, audiences will be treated to the literary-theatrical adaptation The Karamazov Brothers directed by Petr Zelenka, who made a name for himself in Britain as the author of the popular Buttoners. Helena Třeštíková's Katka, an observational documentary about one woman's 14-year battle with drug addiction, is expected to catch the attention of audiences enamored by the award-winning director's earlier film, René, which was featured in Made in Prague 2009. In contrast, Jaroslav Fuit's debut Twosome speaks to audiences across the spectrum thanks to its look at the disintegration of a couple's relationship as a third wheel disrupts their Scandinavian vacation.

Besides Glasgow, Made in Prague 2011 will travel to Edinburgh, Hertfordshire County, Cardiff, Swansea, Hereford, Bath, Oxford, Cambridge, Newcastle, Liverpool and London.

For the complete program, see the attachment or visit
www.filmcenter.cz, www.czechcentre.org.uk, www.picturehouses.co.uk

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