Jihlava IDFF 2009 starts on October 27
The 13th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2009 starts in a week. The festival 2009 appeals for RECONSTRUCTION. The call for reconstruction of reality, history and our environment unites film and the world and demands from film audiences a new vision of the world. This year, Jihlava IDFF welcomes a special guest, Danish provocative film-maker Jorgen Leth as a juror of the Opus Bonum Competition. It will present many international premieres, especially from Eastern and Central Europe. But some international hits will be screened, too. E.g. new docu-jab at the American economic system by Michael Moore Capitalism: A Love Story. Or The Shock Doctrine, a new movie by well-known British director Michael Winterbottom (Welcome to Sarajevo, Tristram Shandy), will be screened. An entrancing docu-drama is based on eponymous controversial book by the Canadian journalist and activist Naomi Klein. See the complete press materials for Jihlava IDFF 2009 here.
Docu-buses: Jihlava-Vienna and Jihlava-DOKLeipzig
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.
Jihlava IDFF at DOCALLIANCEFILMS.COM
This year, too, docalliancefilms.com will start its "autumn online festival" in a rather traditional way - by presenting last year's winning films of IDFF Jihlava. From 21 to 26 October, the following films will be available free of charge:
best Czech documentary Ivetka and the Mountain by Vít Janeček
René by Helena Třeštíková awarded both by the Jihlava audience and the European Oscar
best world film Iraqi Short Films
best Central and Eastern European film The Flower Bridge by Thomas Ciulei
best experimental film NightStill by Elke Groen
From 1 to 8 November, portal visitors will be able to directly follow the festival events. Retrospectively, we will reveal tasty morsels not only from the film screen but also from the accompanying programme - they can look forward to the improvisation of the Vosto5 Theatre, discussions with directors or authorial readings.
Documentaries supported by East European Forum selected for IDFA
The current edition of the East European Forum and Ex Oriente Film brings so far the best results scored by films that received its support in the past. Since 2001, more than 49 films have been made with the help of the Forum, in 2009, a number of these received top honours at major international festivals.
East Silver 2009
Breakfast with Finnish Producers and Directors
Sunday November 1st, 2009 / 9.00 - 10.00 at Secondary Graphic Art SchoolThe last of three East Silver Breakfasts will host Jihlava's Finnish delegation of directors and producers on Sunday November 1st. Guests include Timo Humaloja, producer and director of Kinovid Productions, Jari Kokko of Karlik Films, Kirsi Mattila of Leino & Suvinen Production Inc., Markku Niska Navy Blue Bird Inc., and several others. Representatives of the Dokumenttikilta - The Finnish Documentary Guild, will also be present to provide information about the Finnish documentary industry. New projects from guest filmmakers and opportunities for co-productions between Finland and Eastern European countries will also be discussed.
One-on-One Meetings and Informal Dinners with Sales Agents and TV Buyers
Saturday October 31st, 2009 / 3.30 - 6.15 pm at Secondary Graphic Art SchoolEast Silver Market will organize one-to-one meetings between Czech filmmakers, as well as producers and director with films included in the 2009 edition of the East Silver Market, and respective industry delegates such as distributors and buyers who will be present in Jihlava. Meetings will provide next-step information to filmmakers. The inseparable part of networking activities are East Silver dinners for selected producers, Sales Agents and TV Buyers / dinners are accessible with invitation only.
Official press release available here.
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