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FILM INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – JIHLAVA 2009

Festivals 2009-10-20
Institute of Documentary Film and Jihlava IDFF
October 27 - November 1, 2009, Czech Republic

- Docu-buses between Jihlava and Vienna and Jihlava and DOKLeipzig

EAST EUROPEAN FORUM - Representatives of YLE, ARTE and ITVS among commissioning editors!

Forum and Ex Oriente Film 3rd workshop - October 27 - 30, 2009
East European Forum - public pitching session - October 31 - Nov 1, 2009

The upcoming East European Forum will host the largest number of commissioning editors, buyers, sales agents, distributors and film fund representatives in its history; invited professionals will assess the 23 East European documentary projects to select suitable additions for their slots or portfolios:

CLAUDIA BUCHER - ARTE G.E.I.E. Strasbourg (France), TOM CASCIATO - WNET.ORG/THIRTEEN (USA), CAROLINE COUTTS - Knowledge (Canada), SILKE HEINZ - MDR (Germany), MARJE JURTSHENKO - ETV2 (Estonia), CYNTHIA KANE - ITVS International (USA), CYNTHIA LÓPEZ - American Documentary/POV - PBS (USA), CHARLOTTE GRY MADSEN - DR TV (Denmark), HERIBERT SCHNEIDERS - MDR (Germany), CHARLES SCHUERHOFF - PBS INTERNATIONAL (USA), WIM VAN ROMPAEY - LICHTPUNT (Belgium), JENNY WESTERGARD - YLE (Finland), BARBARA WIESSING - IKON (Netherlands), GENA TEODOSIEVSKA - MRT (Macedonia), MARTINA ŠANTAVÁ - HBO Czech Republic (Czech Republic), MONIKA MIKUŠOVÁ - STV (Slovakia), JENNIFER ROSS - Al Jazeera English (UK), MILAN KRUML - TV NOVA (Czech Republic), RIALDA OCUZ - BHRT (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and KAMILA ZLATUŠKOVÁ - Czech Television (Czech Republic).

For complete information on this year's East European Forum, please click HERE.

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EAST SILVER Doc Market - SILVER EYE Award
Jihlava, Czech Republic, October 27 - November 1, 2009

This year, for the very first time, East Silver market announces SILVER EYE award for support of distribution and promotion of exceptional films from Eastern Europe.

SILVER EYE is an award for the best feature, mid and short length documentary of the East Silver Market. Documentaries have been selected from East Silver Market submissions 2009. Selection committee has nominated 11 films in each category. Best films will be awarded by prize money of EUR 1 500 - Best Short Documentary, Best Mid-Length and Best Feature Documentary.

East Silver Eye winners will be announced at the 6th East Silver Market during the Closing ceremony of the XIII. Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival on October 31, 2009.

Silver Eye Jury - Short Documentary

Danielle DiGiacomo, Consultant, Producer Tribeca Gucci Fund / IFP / Dandig Productions, USA

Jenny Ross, Acquisitions WITNESS Programme, Al Jazeera English, UK

Catherine Le Clef, Head of Acquisitions & Sales, CAT & Docs, France

Silver Eye Jury - Mid-Length Documentary

Philippa Kowarsky, Managing Director, Cinephil, Israel

Charlotte Gry Madsen, Sales and Programme Consultant, DR International Sales / DR - Danish Broadcasting Corp., Denmark

Charles Schuerhoff, Director of Acquisitions & Sales, PBS International, USA

Silver Eye Jury - Feature Documentary

Anais Clanet, International Sales, Wide Management, France

Sean Farnel, Director of Programming, Hot Docs, Canada

Cynthia Kane, Programming Manager, ITVS Television's Independent Voice / ITVS International, USA

Streaming of East Silver films for registered professionals - All film industry professionals acreditted for East Silver Market (Commissioning Editors, TV Buyers and Sales Agents), will be able to stream East Silver films online during the whole year.

Press contact: Miriam Simkova, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., http://www.eastsilver.net/

DOC ALLIANCE FILMS - DOK Leipzig Special: Festival Films for Free

Premiere on http://www.docalliancefilms.com/ For the first time since launching the VoD portal DOK Leipzig presents a special Festival Stream. From October 27 to November 1 outstanding award-winning films from past festival editions are free for streaming on http://www.docalliancefilms.com/.

The shortfilm "BerlinBeirut" by Myrna Maakaron, in German Competition 2004, is dealing with Berlin and Beirut as formerly divided cities. A contribution to the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall and the general collapse of communist rule in Central Europe.

"Don't Get Me Wrong" on the other hand is the debut by Adina Pintilie, a true poetic master piece. The precise and yet highly sensitive portrait of psychiatric hospital residents was awarded the Golden Dove at DOK Leipzig 2007.

Besides these films, already on October 21 docalliancefilms.com will present films awarded at Jihlava IDFF 2008. You can watch Ivetka and the Mountain by Vít Janeček, René by Helena Třeštíková and others for free.

For more information see www.docalliancefilms.com.

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JIHLAVA IDFF - International hits in Jihlava from October 27
13th Jihlava IDFF, Czech Republic, October 27 - November 1, 2009

13th Jihlava IDFF 2009 will offer more than 190 films in 13 sections. Besides of the official competitive selection many international hits will be screened in the special selection. New Michael Moore´s provocative „docu-grimace", Michael Winterbottom and Naomi Klein´s Shock Doctrine, Maradona viewed by Emir Kusturica or Graphic Sexual Horror wait for festival audience. We start on October 27!

Docu-buses are going between Jihlava and Vienna and Jihlava and DOKLeipzig festival. The bus from Vienna leaves on October 28 at 10.00 a.m. (in front of the Vienna University, Dr. Karl Lueger Ring 1). On October 30 at 5 p.m. the bus goes back to Vienna from where it goes to Jihlava again at 8.30 p.m (departure from the same place). From Leipzig (Festival centre, Katharinenstrasse 10) the bus leaves on October 28 at 10 a.m. From Jihlava back at 4 p.m. And on October 30 at 10 a.m. from Leipzig (the same place) and at 4 p.m. from Jihlava.

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