Meeting and networking platform for film festival directors and programmers

Festival Identity brings together representatives of film festivals of various types and sizes from all over Europe and beyond. Since its launch in 2010, the Festival Identity (FI) has become an important international platform for festivals' representatives. It brings original ideas and inspiration for their work, creates possibilities for new cooperation, and enables an intensive sharing of know-how and professional experience.

Each edition opens different topics such as defining festival profiles, fundraising challenges, creative marketing, submission process, guest service or film selection strategies.

The core of the programme consists of group discussions, panel discussions or lectures led by experienced tutors - in the past they included the creative director of Sarajevo FF Izeta Gradevic, programmer of IFF Rotterdam Ludmila Cviková or programmer of San Sebastian and creative director of Torino Film Lab Matthie Darras.

The activities are accompanied by various networking events – exclusive for the FI participants as well as the event open to all film professionals present at the Ji.hlava IDFF called Festival Hub, traditionally following the "PechaKucha" presentation format.

FESTIVAL HUB 2016

Festival Hub 2016 is a publicly accessible event held within the Festival Identity section of the Ji.hlava Industry Programme. Festival visitors will have a unique opportunity to see a showcase of world film festivals presented in the PechaKucha style.

In 2015, nine festivals made their presentations according to the following rules: presentations must consist of 20 slides, each of which will be shown for no more than 20 seconds, including a commentary. The PechaKucha format (or “chit chat” in English) thus allows less than 7 minutes for the presenters, which makes their talks concise and fast-paced, providing only the most essential information.

List of presentations 2016

  • Fabrizio Grosoli / Trieste Film Festival / Italy
  • Peter Gašparík / 4 Elements / Slovakia
  • Tsai Shr–tzung / Taiwan IDF / Taiwan
  • Hrönn Marinósdóttir / Reykjavík International Film Festival / Iceland
  • Laurence Reymond / Cannes – The Directors’ Fortnight / France
  • Julia Sinkevych / Odessa International Film Festival / Ukraine
  • Irina Shatalova / Moscow IDFF DOKer / Russia
  • Daniel Sponsel / DOK.fest MÜNCHEN / Germany
  • Koyo Yamashita / Image Forum / Japan

 

You can find the list of all presentations in history of Festival HUB HERE.

 

 

FESTIVAL IDENTITY / 8th edition / October 26 – 28, 2017 / Ji.hlava IDFF

WORKING LANGUAGE / English

PARTICIPATION FEE / EUR 120

The participation fee includes access to the programme and accommodation for 2 nights. It does not cover meals and travel cost.

CONTACT / Jarmila Outratová / Head of Industry Office / jarmila@dokument-festival.cz

 

 

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Participants of Festival Identity 2015

Elvis Hoxha / International Human Rights Film Festival Albania, Albania; Anna Razhnetsova / Cinema Perpetuum Mobile festival, Belarus; Izeta Gradevic / Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Branka Valjin / 25 FPS Festival, Croatia; Eva Rybková / One World HRIDFF, Czech Republic; Slávka Stretavská / Karlovy Vary IFF, Czech Republic; Jitka Kotrlová / Finále Plzeň, Czech Republic; Ivana Formanová / AFO, Czech Republic; Aurélien Marsais / États généraux du film documentaire, France; Péter Muszatics / Jameson Cinefest - Miskolc International Film Festival, Hungary; Agnes Sós / Budapest International Documentary Festival, Hungary; Alberto Lastrucci / Festival Dei Popoli, Italy; Diana Kliukoityté / Vilnius Film Festival, Lithuania; Justinas Vancevičius / Ad Hoc: Inconvenient Films, Lithuania; Anastasija Popovska / Make Dox, Macedonia; Virgiliu Margineanu / CRONOGRAF Festival, Moldova; Vuk Perovic / UnderhillFest, Montenegro; Ingebjørg Aarhus Braseth / Bergen IFF, Norway; Ketil Magnussen / Human Rights Human Wrongs FF, Norway; Csilla Kato / Astra Film Festival, Romania; Rada Aleksic / Beldocs IDFF, Serbia; Mara Prohaska / Beldocs IDFF, Serbia; Tomáš Hudák / Cinematik, Slovakia; Lorena Pavlič / Isola Cinema, Slovenia; Reta Guetg / shnitt ISFF, Switzerland; Gudula Meinzolt / Visions du Réel, Switzerland; Katie McCullough / Festival Formula, UK; Tetyana Mala / Docudays UA, Ukraine; Nadia Pargan / 86 IFFU, Ukraine; Bill Guentzler / Cleveland IFF, USA

Participants of Festival Identity 2014

Kujtim Çashku / IHRFFA, Albania; Cecilia Barionuevo / Mar del Plata Film Festival, Argentina; Anna Razhentsova / Cinema Perpetum Mobile, Belarus; Alexander Weis / FILMER A TOUT PRIX, Belgium; Selina Crammond / DOXA DocFilmFestival, Canada; Ondřej Kamenický / One World, Czech Republic; Maria Bonsanti / Cinéma du riel, France; Anaelle Bourguignon / FID Marseille, France; Adele Kohout / International Documentary Film Festival in Munich, Germany; Oksana Sarkisova / Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Hungary; Rita Balogh / DocuArt, Hungary; Francesco Giai Via / Torino Film Festival, Italy; Haruka Hama / Yamagata IDFF, Japan; Eroll Bilibani / Dokufest, Kosovo; Kirijana A. Nikolloska / MakeDox, Makedonia; Virgiliu Margineanu / CRONOGRAF Festival, Moldavia; Vuk Perović / UnderhillFest, Montenegro; Tor Fosse / Bergen International Film Festival, Norway; Barbara Orlicz-Szczypuła / Krakow Film Festival, Poland; Alyona Bocharova / Beat Film Festival, Russia; Mladen Vušurović / Beldocs IDFF, Serbia; Tomáš Hudák / IFF Cinematic, Slovakia; Pavel Smejkal / IFF Bratislava, Slovakia; Michael Stewart / Open City Docs Fest, United Kingdom; Katie McCullough / Festival Formula, United Kingdom; Adam Pugh / The Independent Cinema Office, United Kingdom; Gennadiy Kofman / Docudays UA, Ukraine; Darya Bassel / Docudays UA, Ukraine; Illia Gladshtein / Festival of film and urbanism "86", Ukraine

Participants of Festival Identity 2013

Charlie Phillips / Sheffield, UK; Adele Kohout / DOK.Fest Munich, DE; Orsolya Komlósi / Dialektus, HU; Kateřina Bartošová / Jeden svět, CZ; Hana Kulhánková / Jeden svět, CZ; Jan Jílek / LFŠ, CZ; Stefan Adrian / GoEast, DE; Charlotte Cook / Hot Docs, CA; Mikael Fellenius / Goteborg, SE; Elena Fortes / Ambulante Documentary Film Festival, MEX; Veton Nurkollari / Kosovo festival – Dokufest, KOSOVO; Arthur Liebhart / Planete+Doc film festival, PL; Tomáš Hudák / IFF Cinematic, SK; Maja Malus Ashdari / Revija slovenskega dokumentarnega filma, SI; Ivana Mikolič / Animafest, HR; Marcin Łuczaj / Zubroffka Short Film Festival, PL; Kateřina Fojtová / Zlínfest, CZ; Lovorka Lizatovic / ZagrebDOX, HR; Hyacinthe Pavlidés / FID Marseille, FR; Vitaly Mansky / Artdocfest, RUS; Rada Sešić / Sarajevo Film Festival, BiH; Jakub Korda / AFO, CZ; Manuela Ruggeri / Visions Du Réel, CH; Miriam Blume / Vencouver Bienalle, CA; Christine Bobyn / Vencouver Bienalle, CA; Melissa Lindgren / Tempo Documentary Festival, SE; Markéta Hodoušková / A l’Est du Nouveau’, FR

Participants of Festival Identity 2012

Aida Abbasová / Anifilm, CZ; Taher Alwan / Baghdad International Film Festival, IRQ; Andrés Avila Reyes / Sunny Side of The Doc, FR; Gaby Babic / GoEast, DE; Iulia Blaga / Film New Europe, RUS; Anelle Bourguignon / FID Marseillle, FR; Özge Baykan Calafato / Abu Dhabi Film Festival,  UAE; Jana Černík / Czech Film Center, CZ; Emmanuel Chicon / Visions du Réel, CH; Daniela Chlapíková / 4 živly, SK; Margaret Charlotte Cook / Hot Docs, CA; Rebecca DePass / FID Marseille, FR; Patricia Drati Ronde / CPH:DOX, DK; Marina Dykukha / Docudays UA, UA; Jozef Gréč / Film a dějiny, CZ;  Teddy Grouya / AmDocs Palm Springs, USA; Jaroslava Hynštová / Zlín Film Festival, CZ; Orsolya Komlósi / Palantir Film Visual, HU; Dunja Kusturica / Kustendorf Film Festival, SRB, Jukka-Pekka Laakso / Tampere Film Festival, FIN; Truls Lie / Le Monde diplomatique, N; Kate MacKay / Images Festival, USA; Nikolaj Nikitin / Berlinale, DE; Markéta Pášmová / Zlín Film Fest, CZ; Martin Pošta / Fresh Film Fest, CZ; Anna Purkrábková / Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, CZ; Tomáš Rychecký / Anifilm, CZ; Eva Šafránková / Finále Plzeň, CZ; Pavel Smejkal / International Film Festival Bratislava, SK; Paul Sturz / True/False Film Fest, USA; Will Tizard / Variety, USA; Radka Weiserová / Fresh Film Fest, CZ; Lisya Yafet / OpenCity London, UK; Milena Milka Zajević / ZagrebDox, HR

Participants of Festival Identity 2011

Sinai Abt / Docaviv, IL; Jenny Billeter / Visions du Reel, CH; Luboš Bišto / DOCsk Košice, SK; Ana Alexandra Blidaru / One World Romania, RO; Kaveh Daneshmand / Iranian Film Festival Prague, CZ; Rebecca De Pas / La Roche sur Yon, FR; David Dinnell / Ann Arbor Film, USA; Martina Dulebova / DOCsk Košice, SK; Marion Gravoulet / Aye Aye, FR; Teddy Grouya / American Doc. Film Festival, USA; Sean Farnel / Hot Docs, CA; Jadwiga Hučkova / Krakow Festival, PL; Daniela Chlapikova / Summer Film Seminar 4 elements, SK; Aleš Kapsa / Musaionfilm, CZ; Theodore Kennedy / Ann Arbor Film, USA; Jakub Korda / AFO, CZ; Paolo Moretti / Bienalle di Venezia, IT; Andjelka Nenezic / Underhillfest, MNE; Barbara Orlicz / Krakow Festival, PL; Barbara Pichler / Graz Diagonale, AT; Robert Rampaček / DOCsk Košice, SK; Jean-Pierre Rehm / FID Marseille, FR; Pavel Smejkal / IFF Bratislava, SK; Ondrej Starinsky / Enough of the Silence, SK; Necati Sonmez / DOCUMENTARIST, TR; Wright Oliver / OpenCity London, UK