Prague: Director Ivo Bystrican takes a creative view of the morass that is the system for getting around the Czech Republic in Under (the) Construction, a film examining the trauma facing a 72-year-old engineer whose final project, a short stretch of the D8 motorway to Berlin, is held up for years in legal tangles.
PRAGUE: Armed with no end of ironic analysis, director Hana Novakova takes on modern Czech politics with the help of the south Bohemian bark beetle and several offbeat personalities in some way connected to it in her documentary An Artist Under the Bark of Our National Amusement Park, scheduled for release in October.
Czechoslovakia - The Destiny of a Canadian, by award-winning filmmaker Lukáš Přibyl, is slated for release in October, according to the Institute of Documentary Film.
PRAGUE: The disarming, award-winning Polish documentary Rabbit a la Berlin screens at Kino Světozor (www.kinosvetozor.cz/en/) in a celebration of the end of the Berlin Wall, which ironically gave the bunnies a safe haven for 28 years.
PRAGUE: Marijke Rawie offers insight and inspiration for docu makers and producers in an interview from the Ex Oriente project development sessions in Rijeka. Read the full story on Dokweb. Read the full story on Dokweb.
The Karlovy Vary IFF gave the Best Documentary Award to the IDF film project Pipeline. Read the full story on Dokweb.
KARLOVY VARY: Jihlava IDFF (www.dokument-festival.com) fest director Marek Hovorka moderated the presentation of 13 documentary films in various stages of production at the growing annual pitching event, Docu Talents from the East taking place during the Karlovy Vary IFF (www.kviff.com).
Croatian director Zrinka Matijevic is develop a 52 minute documentary through the Ex Oriente workshop. Read the full story on Dokweb.
LONDON: London-based documentary sales agency Taskovski Films announced the sale of Documentarian to Canadian distributor Kinosmith.