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Robert Kirchhoff

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Robert Kirchhoff (born in 1968) graduated from the Department of Documentary Film at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (VŠMU). In his filmmaking, he focuses primarily on socially-critical themes. He cooperates primarily with Slovak and Czech TV, the third sector and independent producers. Besides film directing, he also deals with film programming and production. He is founder and director of the civil association (a ltd. company since 2007) "atelier.doc" dealing with the production of independent documentary films and publishing books and CDs. From 2003, he works at the VŠMU in Bratislava as head of the seminar of creative documentary at the Department of Documentary Film. He lives in Bratislava.


Veselé Vianoce (SK, 1996)
Spomienka (SK, 1997)
Straty a návraty (SK, 1998)
Čierne slovo/Kálo lav (SK, 1999)
Otvorené okná (SK, 2000)
Výprava proti SKsti (SK, 2000)
Si moje slnko (SK, 2000)
Na vode (SK, 2001)
Hej, Slováci/ Hey, You Slovaks (48´, SK, 2002)
Kvety zla (SK, 2003)
Lesk a bieda SNP (SK, 2005)
Normalizácia/ Normalization (90´, SK, 2007)
Rómsky holokaust/ The Romany Holocaust (80´, SK, 2008)
Duch v stroji (2010)
Kauza Cervanová (2013)
Cesta lesom (2014)



DOK TALKS 2013 / CASE STUDIES. THE ART OF THE INVESTIGATIVE (Orig.) / 2013 / Germany / 39 min

Exciting discussions with the filmmakers about their films shown in the competition sections at DOK Leipzig Film Festival 2013.



Hey You Slovaks!

Hej, Slováci! (Orig.) / 2002 / Slovakia / 48 min

An authentic mosaic of naked feelings without any sensibility, a cold, weakening picture, monologues depicting the sentiment that has befallen Slovakia.




Kauza Cervanová (Orig.) / 2013 / Czech Republic, Slovakia / 100 min

Only a moment ago, 19-year-old medical student Ludmilla Cervanova had smiled into the camera. Her body was found in a river in a small Slovak town in 1976. Seven men were responsible for the horrifying rape and death of the girl. Fortunately, the perpetrators were apprehended and condemned. But though Ludmilla was drowned alive, oddly enough no signs of violence could be found on the body...



East Doc Platform for the fifth time

East Doc Platform for the fifth time

Do you want to make a film? The Institute of Documentary Film (IDF) is looking for documentary projects in development, production and post-production for the 5th edition of East Doc Platform.

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- 19.11.2015 -

Thomas A. Østbye: Reducing Reality or Losing Control of the Film

Thomas A. Østbye: Reducing Reality or Losing Control of the Film

What is most mysterious in life is existence itself, says renowned Norwegian director Thomas A. Østbye in an interview about his documentary films and his Indonesian interactive project 17.000 Islands. The interview was made at the 19th Jihlava IDFF.

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- 6.11.2015 -

Doclisboa: Risk, Želimir Žilnik, Terrorism and more

Doclisboa: Risk, Želimir Žilnik, Terrorism and more

The 13th edition of Doclisboa International Film Festival takes place from October 22 to November 1 and shows 236 films from 40 countries, including a total of 43 world premieres. On November 2 to 15, the festival will be followed by a special Doclisboa event at DAFilms.com.

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- 22.10.2015 -

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