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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

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

tel/fax: +420 224 214 858

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.

Justyna Warzecha
Biuro Prasowe / Press Office

51st Krakow Film Festival: 23rd - 29th May 2011
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Tribute to Denis Villeneuve

Denis Villeneuve, one of the most highly regarded figures of contemporary Canadian cinema will be on hand at the 46th KVIFF to introduce a complete retrospective of his work including the Oscar nominated Incendies.


Tribute to Samuel Fuller

By presenting ten of his features, 46th KVIFF will pay tribute to the legendary Samuel Fuller, director and screenwriter known for his masterpieces Pickup on South Street, The Naked Kiss and The Big Red One.


Focus on Greek Film

46th KVIFF will present the first ever retrospective on young Greek directors, showcasing eight features including the Oscar nominated Dogtooth and one of the last year’s Venice highlights Attenberg.


The Institute of Documentary Film has published a press release that looks back at Czech documentary film in 2010. It includes an overview of viewer numbers for Czech Television, cinema attendance, festival awards, funding suppport from the State Fund for the Support and Development of Czech Cinematography, and Czech TV.