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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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Prague, Czech Republic

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!

AND….
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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Jana Černík, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., mobile: +420 724 329 949.


Dear Friends,

We would like to inform you about the latest news on Documentary Campus at One World Prague


Documentary Campus in cooperation with the One World Festival and the support of the Institute of Documentary Film kindly invite you to the:

Documentary Campus Industry Session 11-13th March

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

Who are the right broadcasters for Human Rights Docs?
Peter Hamilton from DocumentaryTelevision.com fills us in and then
you can meet the ones you should be pitching to.

The Age of Wikileaks – What’s happening to journalism?
Vaughan Smith from Frontline Club and a cast of video journalists who are either reporting on or directly involved in Wikileaks will answer your questions.

We welcome Keith Lawrence from the Mary Pickford Institute to run Intense Five-Hour Filmmakers Boot camps for beginners and veterans. The goal of the workshop is to make a powerful broadcast quality documentary at a fraction of the cost.

To be part of Keith’s workshop – register for the Industry session online and send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until 1st of March 2011. The number of participants is limited. We ask you to bring a macbook with FinalCut7 and Adobe Photoshop installed. For further questions, please contact us.

We will bring together industry experts Michael Allder, CBC Canada, and Chris Schmidt, Powderhouse Productions to pass on their experience in broadcast, storytelling and structure.

For more information on the program please visit the IDF website.


To attend, simply register through: http://www.documentary-campus.com/v2/page/symposia/symposia_register/53/

Participation fee will be 50,00 € only (catering is not included).

More info on the Industry Session, go to: http://www.documentary-campus.com/v2/page/symposia/53/

Have a look at the festival activities of the One World Festival at: http://www.oneworld.cz/2011/


We look forward to meeting you in Prague!

Institute of Documentary Film
Školská 12, 110 00 Prague
Czech Republic

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Krakow, 14th February 2011

With the deadline for submissions over, The 51st Krakow Film Festival has received a record number of entries with 2700 films – documentaries, fictions and animations - submitted for consideration for the 2011 edition of the festival which runs from 23rd-29th May. Submissions for the 6th Krakow Film Market have also ended.


In a surprising turn events Poland occupies third place behind Germany and France in terms of films submitted to the festival. Nearly 300 submissions from each France and Germany were registered as opposed to 250 Polish productions (a dozen or so co-productions are not amongst this number). Over 200 films were sent by British filmmakers, whereas 160 titles were received from Spain. Entries were also received from Israel, Brasil, Australia, Canada, USA and Mexico whilst traditionally unrepresented countries such as Lesotho, The West Bank, The Gaza Strip and The United Arab Emirates also make an appearance.


Krzysztof Gierat, director of the 51st KFF said:

“We’re delighted that so many films have been entered to the Krakow Film Festival as it shows just how important the festival is for feature and short documentaries and short fiction and animations. Many of the shorts submitted are the work of young and talented filmmakers whilst attracting the likes of Anthony Hopkins who stars in one submitted film,”


The documentary section consists of nearly 1000 films and Krzysztof Gierat reveals that, on occasion, some filmmakers dwelt upon the same subject:

“During a single one evening I saw documentaries where cows, goats and sheep were milked. I promise that it will not be the leading topic of the festival competition! Among the films already invited are the tale of the executioner of Adolf Eichmann, confessions of people who have undergone a sex change and a touching confrontation between a priest and his former underage lover. There are also films about reincarnation and affairs in virtual reality.”


The full list films selected for the 51st Krakow Film Festival will be published on the KFF website in the last week of March.


The 51st Krakow Film Festiwal will take place 23rd - 29th of May. 250 films will be screened during the festival, with one third taking part in one of three competition sections. There will also be special retrospectives, one-off screenings (such as the immensely popular music video night) and a selection of some of the year’s most interesting films screened at festivals across the world.


The festival will be accompanied by the Krakow Film Market, dedicated to the needs of all those working in the film industry. The market presents documentaries, animations and short films to the festival programmers and buyers from TV stations and distribution companies. A digitised screening room gives professionals to see more than 400 films alongside the chance to network and attend special events.

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