News | International documentary Film Festival Latest news about International Documentary Film Festival in general. http://www.dokument-festival.com/ Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:15:36 +0100 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:15:36 +0100 Pimcore CMS en hourly 1 21st Ji.hlava IDFF: Winners http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/35007%7C1029-vitezove International documentary Film Festival Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:19:57 +0100 Winners of the 21st edition of Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival 2017

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21st Ji.hlava IDFF: Winners

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Closing Ceremony http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/35125%7C1030-zakonceni-galerie International documentary Film Festival Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:20:05 +0100 Photo Gallery

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Closing Ceremony

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21st Ji.hlava IDFF in pictures http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/34979%7C1025-fotogalerie-festivalove-dny International documentary Film Festival Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:07:47 +0200 Check out our photo recap of the festival days in our daily updated photo gallery

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21st Ji.hlava IDFF in pictures

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Time Programme of 21st Ji.hlava IDFF http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/34365%7C1018-casovy-program International documentary Film Festival Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:44:24 +0200 Complete time programme of film screenings

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Time Programme of 21st Ji.hlava IDFF

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Programme sections of 21st Ji.hlava IDFF http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/32906%7C1012-filmove-sekce-zverejneny International documentary Film Festival Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:08:28 +0200 We have just posted all films in all sections of 21st Ji.hlava IDFF 2017

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Programme sections of 21st Ji.hlava IDFF

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Short Joy: Vote for the Best Film! http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/31954%7C1011-kratka-radost International documentary Film Festival Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:30:22 +0200 Short Joy is a traditional competition section of Ji.hlava IDFF presenting the best short documentaries

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Short Joy: Vote for the Best Film!

This year, the decision-making authority is bestowed upon you, viewers, for the first time. Which film do you think is the best? Before you head to the festival, try out the role of a juror and vote for the best film! Short Joy will be online at DAFilms.com until October 22 for free! The winning film will receive the DAFilms Audience Award to be presented during the opening ceremony of Ji.hlava IDFF on October 24, 2017. The award includes online distribution and promotion worth 3.000 EUR.

To watch the film, register at DAFilms and vote directly on the website. All voters also enter a competition for a yearly subscription to DAFilms, Ji.hlava IDFF’s shirt, catalogue and bag as well as an invitation for two to the Industry Party for film professionals and the festival’s closing ceremony in Jihlava, Czech Republic.

Also, winners of the Short Joy award will be eligible for the pre-selection in the Documentary Short Subject category of the Academy Awards®.

Please mind that the vote ends on Sunday, October 22 at 12:00 noon Central European Summer Time.

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Festival spot by Jóhann Jóhannsson http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/31847%7C0914-festivalova-znelka International documentary Film Festival Fri, 03 Nov 2017 11:58:39 +0100 The author of the official spot of the 21st Ji.hlava IDFF is the award winning Icelanding composer and experimental filmmaker, Jóhann Jóhannsson who will be among the festival's guests this year.

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Festival spot by Jóhann Jóhannsson

"I wanted to create a film using very basic means, a projector with no visual input, beaming light that is refracted and distorted with various reflective materials and filters. Similarly, I filmed an oscilloscope, an instrument that analyzes soundwaves, without the input of sound, so the visuals it produced were formed by its own internal rhythm.

The music was created in much the same way. The beat comes from a reverb and filter effects unit - a machine that normally require the input of an instrument to produce sound. Just like the oscilloscope, we used it without sending sound through it, and the sound we hear is the noise produced by its internal circuits filtered and the effect unit itself is producing the rhythm from its own internal feedback loop."

Jóhann Jóhannsson

 

Directed by: Jóhann Jóhannsson
Director of Photography: Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Line Producer: Nina Schermer
Production Assistant: Wouter Rentema
Art Direction: Alex Forge and Chloé Guerbois / GhostRaum
Oscilloscope Effects: Matt Grimble
Music Composer: Jóhann Jóhannsson

 

September 14, 2017

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Taiwanese documentary cinema http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/31860%7C0914-taiwan-en International documentary Film Festival Sun, 17 Sep 2017 09:26:37 +0200 The largest ever retrospective of Taiwanese documentary cinema

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Taiwanese documentary cinema

As part of the section Transparent Landscape: Taiwan the festival will present over 25 films – including short reportages and botanical time-lapse films from 1930s as well as contemporary testimonies about recent student protests (The 561st Hour of Occupation, 2014).

The historically most comprehensive showcase of Taiwanese documentary cinema will consist of several sections: dedicated to urban and rural impressions, probes into intimate human spheres, and various forms of politically and socially engaged audio-visual production.

“The Taiwanese were thrilled and happy that we in Europe are discovering their documentary art,” says Andrea Slováková, a programmer selecting titles for this special section. “They see it as one of the most distinct expressions of their national and cultural identity.”

This will be the largest retrospective of the country’s documentary cinematography ever presented outside of Taiwan. The screenings of the films will be accompanied by debates with their authors and experts in the field.

 

September 14, 2017

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Psychedelic cinema http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/31852%7C0914-psychedelie International documentary Film Festival Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:14:35 +0200 Time-lapse and more

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Psychedelic cinema

This year’s edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will also offer a cross-section of the history of psychedelic cinema from the 1920s until today, from early avant-garde to video art. Section Fascinations: Psychedelia, under which the cycle is organised, invites viewers to cinematic “experiences more potent than drugs“.

 

 

September 14, 2017

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Contribution to World Cinema Award http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/31853%7C0914-marcel-ophuls International documentary Film Festival Sun, 17 Sep 2017 22:55:04 +0200 Oscar-winning director Marcel Ophuls to receive the Contribution to World Cinema Award

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Contribution to World Cinema Award

This year, the Ji.hlava IDFF will host the acclaimed Oscar-winning documentarian Marcel Ophuls. In his feature-length films, Ophuls looks back on the era of German Nazi regime, its brutal oppression, but also explores the issues of conscience and responsibility. The festival will showcase his acclaimed films The Sorrow and Pity and Hôtel Terminus, as well as a lesser-known documentary focusing on the Munich Treaty, Munich or Peace in our Time.

Marcel Ophuls will accept the Contribution to World Cinema Award at the festival's closing ceremony on October 28, three days before his 90th birthday.

 

September 14, 2017

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