News | International documentary Film Festival Latest news about International Documentary Film Festival in general. http://www.dokument-festival.com/ Sun, 19 Aug 2018 03:54:28 +0200 Sun, 19 Aug 2018 03:54:28 +0200 Pimcore CMS en hourly 1 Docu Talent Awards http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/43866%7C0816-dtfe-2018-winners International documentary Film Festival Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:01:27 +0200 Docu Talent Awards 2018 went to My Granny from Mars and Birthday

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Docu Talent Awards

Photo - Courtesy of Sarajevo FF

Photo - Courtesy of Sarajevo FF

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Selected Docu Talents projects 2018 http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/43648%7C0801-docu-talents International documentary Film Festival Wed, 01 Aug 2018 12:40:57 +0200 We announce 10 outstanding docs in production and post-production from Central and Eastern Europe

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Selected Docu Talents projects 2018

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Godard’s memory in Ji.hlava http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/43152%7C0702-znelka International documentary Film Festival Mon, 02 Jul 2018 20:03:16 +0200 The festival spot of the 22nd Ji.hlava IDFF has been premiered today in the Thermal Hotel in Karlovy Vary. Its author is the renowned French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard.

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Godard’s memory in Ji.hlava

 The Ji.hlava IDFF’s spot was officially released during the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

“And even if nothing turned out how we’d hoped, it would not have changed what we’d hoped for,” says Godard in the festival spot.

“This year’s festival spot created by Jean-Luc Godard follows in the line of outstanding works made for the festival by such figures as Godfrey Reggio, Jan Němec and Jóhann Jóhannsson. The festival spot comes in the format of a short film, an intimate haiku. Even within the framework of this minute-long minimalist format, Jean-Luc Godard remained loyal to his signature method of layering meanings and references. Each new viewing opens up new interpretations,” says Marek Hovorka, the director of the Ji.hlava IDFF.

“Godard sets filmmaking in the context of the history of arts, works with references to popular works of fine arts. At the same time, it shows how inseparable the work is from the author and how important role inner authenticity plays in terms of authorship. Flipping through photos in Godard’s cell phone, the history of arts spontaneously alternates with his own memories, selfies and the perspective of a dog that gives the human position a different angle,” adds Hovorka.

The oeuvre of Jean-Luc Godard, who started his filmmaking career in the 1950s, is considered one of the cornerstones of world cinema. With such renowned titles as Breathless, Pierot Le Fou and Alphaville. His latest film Le Livre d'image produced this year won him the very first awarded Special Palm Dor in Cannes. “The form of this award clearly attests to Godard’s outstanding talent. Although this world-renowned filmmaker has already turned 87, he introduced a film that the jury of the main Cannes competition had no clue how to categorize. However, they were so struck by the film that – unfortunately to Godard’s detriment – created a special category,“ says Hovorka.

The Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival is one of the most prominent European festivals focusing on documentary cinema and the largest event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira described the event as the “Mecca of documentary filmmaking”. The festival programme traditionally offers over one hundred films shown in their world, international or European premiere. The festival’s pivotal competition sections include the main competition Opus Bonum, section dedicated to filmmaking debuts First Lights, Fascinations focusing on contemporary experimental film and Eastern European competition Between the Seas, this year extended with an additional student category. The Ji.hlava IDFF is a co-founder of the pan-European festival network Doc Alliance and the VOD portal – DAFilms.com.

The 22nd Ji.hlava IDFF will take place on October 25–30 2018.

July 2, 2018

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Memory, Godard, Ji.hlava! http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/41890%7C0622-odhaleni-plakatu International documentary Film Festival Wed, 04 Jul 2018 15:53:24 +0200 The leitmotif of this year’s edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be memory

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Memory, Godard, Ji.hlava!

“Documentary cinema is inherently linked with the theme of memory,” says Marek Hovorka, the festival’s director. On Friday, June 22, Marek Hovorka presented the visual design of the new festival poster created by visual artist Juraj Horváth at Jihlava’s Půda Gallery. The 22nd Ji.hlava IDFF will take place on October 25–30.

“Numerous documentary filmmakers focus on historical events, record testimonies, creating a map of personal memory. Actually, anything that is captured by camera lenses will be preserved for future generations, only the recording media are always new and different. Places and things have their own memory, too,” adds Marek Hovorka in relation to the visual concept of this year’s edition of the festival. 

“I don’t collect them, I just find – used, bleached, worn, dusty, broken, decayed... objects,” – these are the lines from a poem that every year accompanies the poster design, written by its author, Juraj Horváth. “I place them next to each other, on top of each other. I slightly shape, combine and complete their stories. Soft documentation,” continues Horváth in his poem.

 

I don’t collect, I just find
Used, 
Bleached, 
Cracked, 
Worn, 
Dusty, 
Broken, 
Decayed...
Objects.
I place them next to each other, on top of each other.
I slightly shape them, 
Combine and complete their stories.
Soft documentation.
Story seemingly falling into place,
But I also lay traps, false tracks.
I exaggerate, steal others’ memories.
To get rid of my enemy,
To train my imagination.

Juraj Horváth

 

This year’s festival spot: Jean-Luc Godard

The first major herald of the upcoming edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be the festival spot, created by world renowned director Jean-Luc Godard, the author of great works of world cinema such as Breathless, Pierrot le Fou and Alphaville. „We are very excited to announce that this renowned director will be the creator of our festival spot. This year’s programme will include a Czech premiere of Godard’s latest film, Le Livre d'image, that won the Special Palme d'Or in Cannes,” adds Marek Hovorka. 

The spot will be officially released on July 2 at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Ji.hlava IDFF’s festival spots are created by outstanding figures of world cinema including Icelandic director and composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, American director Godfrey Reggio and the legend of Czech new wave, Jan Němec.

Ji.hlava at Sarajevo FF

On August 15, the Ji.hlava IDFF will be presenting at Sarajevo Film Festival the Docu Talents from the East 2018 - selection of the most remarkable upcoming documentary projects from the region of Central and Eastern Europe. Also the names of the Emerging Producers 2019 as well as the recipients of this year's Ji.hlava Film Fund grant will be announced on this occasion.

The Ji.hlava 2018 poster for download:

June 22, 2018

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Between the Seas Student Film Competition http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/41746%7C0615-bts-student-competition International documentary Film Festival Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:01:19 +0200 We are really happy that we can announce our new competition section with the support of Current Time TV.

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Between the Seas Student Film Competition

Our latest addition of Between the Seas Student Film Competition will showcase and celebrate the works of the next generation of young talented and innovative filmmakers from all over the Eastern and Central Europe. 

Submissions to the competition are accepted from students of film programs at universities and colleges. 

  • The deadline for your submission is on July 31, 2018.
  • There's no entry fee.
  • The director of the best student documentary film will receive a financial award of 3.500 USD and the director of the film which receives a special mention will be awarded 1.500 USD

 

» You can find our entry form here«

 

Please, note that eligible films for Between the Seas - Student Film Competition are the films by directors of the nationalities listed below.

Albania | Armenia | Austria | Azerbaijan | Belarus | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Bulgaria | Croatia | Czech Republic | Estonia | Georgia | Hungary | Kazakhstan | Kosovo | Kyrgyzstan | Latvia | Lithuania | Macedonia | Moldova | Montenegro | Poland | Romania | Russia | Serbia | Slovakia | Slovenia | Ukraine | Uzbekistan

 

Supported by:

 

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Docu Talents moves to Sarajevo http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/39467%7C0511-dtfe-sarajevo International documentary Film Festival Tue, 15 May 2018 15:11:40 +0200 The 14th edition of Docu Talents will take place between August 10-17, 2018 at Sarajevo FF

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Docu Talents moves to Sarajevo

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Ji.hlava Film Fund http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/38799%7C0411-jff International documentary Film Festival Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:52:52 +0200 In-kind grants for documentary and hybrid films at the stage of production or post-production originating in Central and Eastern Europe Application deadline: April 30, 2018

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Ji.hlava Film Fund

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22nd Ji.hlava IDFF: Film submissions http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/38798%7C0331-film-submissions International documentary Film Festival Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:16:35 +0200 DEADLINES: » March 31, 2018: Films produced in 2017 » May 31, 2018: Films produced in 2018 » July 31, 2018: Rough cuts

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22nd Ji.hlava IDFF: Film submissions

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Echoes of Ji.hlava IDFF in Brussels http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/37471%7C0206-ozveny-brusel International documentary Film Festival Fri, 02 Mar 2018 18:16:27 +0100 At the beginning of March 2018, Ji.hlava IDFF will come to Brussels for the sixth time

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Echoes of Ji.hlava IDFF in Brussels

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Public discussion with Emerging Producers 2018 http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/37536%7C0209-ep-public-discussion International documentary Film Festival Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:50:13 +0100 Heinrich Böll Foundation, Berlin February 15, 16.00-18.30

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Public discussion with Emerging Producers 2018

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