JIHLAVA: Eleven films will compete in the Czech Joy section of the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival (www.dokument-festival.com) taking place 23-28 October 2012.
A new documentary from Jan Gogola and a film examining the privatization of Barrandov film studio, both screening the Czech Joy competition, are likely to draw a film industry crowd.
The festival will open on 23 October with The Czech Land, Your Home!, a documentary filmed on a single day (11 May 2012) by 480 volunteers and 14 professional crews representing the diversity on display during one day in the Czech Republic.
Films from Poland, Slovakia, Croatia, and Romania are among the 15 European films entered in the Between the Seas competition. The festival also screens 15 films in its world competition section, Opus Bonum, which is judged by a solo jurist, and 25 shorter more experimental films in the Fascinations competition, which is traditionally judged by a family with a connection to the documentary film industry. The 2012 Opus Bonum juror is Belgian director Xavier Christiaens (The White Camel, 2006).
Industry events include a workshop on festival identity and a four-day promotional programme for emerging documentary producers.
The complete list of competition films in the Czech Joy section follows:
Burning, Miroslav Janek
Citizen K., Michal Dvořák
Fortress, Klára Tasovská, Lukáš Kokeš
King Does Nothing, Jan Gogola
My Body's Body, Viola Ježková
Prolegomena to Virtual Framing of a Revolution, Petr Hátle
Stone Games, Jan Gebert
The Invisible Hand of the Market: Privatization of Barrandov, Martin Kohout
The Prison of Art, Radovan Sibrt
Two Nil, Pavel Abrahám
Vana - The Biggest Race Is the Life Itself, Jakub Wagner