The 18th Jihlava IDFF promises an unconventional experience to its visitors! During the last October week, the festival screening halls will turn into factory halls, producing an infinite number of unique programme events; by far not only film ones.
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What is the real face of the presidential candidates?
Miloš Zeman, Karel Schwarzenberg, Jana Bobošíková, Tomio Okamura. Which one of them lived as a pensioner in the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands? Who seems rather aloof? Who wanted to be in control of Czech TV? And who made money running a travel agency for stuffed toys?
The presidential campaign has reached its peak, with the first direct presidential elections taking place already on Friday. In the past years, several documentarists recorded actions of today‘s candidates most of whom did not seem likely to run for the presidential office. From 7th to 13th January 2013, DAFilms offers free access to a unique selection of documentaries addressing the same question: What is the real face of the presidential candidates? Our film choice portrays mainly those candidates who had a major media presence, it does not cover the entire range of the presidential candidates.
Travel agency for stuffed toys and the Czech TV crisis
Stone Games , a documentary that currently sparks heated debates, shows a tragicomic drama revolving around events related to a monument commemorating murdered Germans who lived in the borderland. At the same time, the film presents the pre–election efforts of various politicians, including Miloš Zeman and Jana Bobošíková. The premiere of Toytravel story, a short documentary by Radovan Síbrt, brings us to an absurd world of a travel agency for stuffed toys whose investor is Tomio Okamura. In his film Dreamless Nights, Radim Špaček recorded one of the most significant media events of the last decade - the Czech TV crisis, in which Jana Bobošíková played an important, yet controversial role. All We Know Is Everything Will Turn Out Well by Helena Papírníková introduces Karel Schwarzenberg. Robert Sedláček’s documentary Miloš Zeman - one politician's obituary is currently of interest mainly because it shows Miloš Zeman’s determination to stay away from politics and Sedláček’s correct guess that Zeman will not remain “a political corpse”.
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CZECH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
Miloš Zeman, Karel Schwarzenberg, Jana Bobošíková, Tomio Okamura.
Who was a senior citizen from Vysočina? Who regularly falls asleep during important meetings? Who wanted to take over Czech Television? Who was interested in making money on a travel agency for stuffed animals? Watch selected portraits of the candidates before the presidential election.
WATCH THE CANDIDATES FOR FREE from January 7 to 13.
- 3.1.2013 -
Stream 10 most watched documents of 2012 for FREE. From December 31 to January 6.
What are you most interested in?
We present the 10 most watched documentary films of 2012!
From 2nd January 2013, the first 100 viewers will also have a unique opportunity to watch documentaries by 2 prominent Czech documentary filmmakers FREE OF CHARGE. Feel free to stream the documentary Solar Eclipse by Martin Mareček and Race to the Bottom by Vít Janeček! All viewers can watch 20-minute previews of both of these documentaries FREE OF CHARGE.
Arnošt Lustig - Nine Lives
Disease of the Third Power
A Sunday in Hell
31 Endings/31 Beginnings
Od Fica do Fica
School for Women's Souls
Race to the Bottom
The Secret Of One Swimming Pool
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Zuzana Piussi is not an author who likes to please her audience. Her films are provocative, often made all by herself and even without the help of a cameraman. For her, films are an “inner compulsion”. She has been labelled a heroine, although she does not accept this label and refuses to answer questions about what she is and what she is not afraid of.
About the films
A charge brought against Slovak independent documentarist Zuzana Piussi for an unauthorized use of the footage of judge Helena Kožíková in her documentary reportage entitled DISEASE OF THE THIRD POWER, which focuses on uncovering the faults of the non-functioning Slovak judicial system, initiated a debate about the freedom of speech in Slovakia. Her film KOLIBA is a documentary detective story exploring the fate of Slovakian film. What might look as a portrait of film critic Pavel Branko has been recast by Piussi into an intimate confession in the documentary called HERO OF OUR TIMES. In her film CRYING OF ANGELS, the director shows the conflict of homosexuality with catholic faith in Slovakia.
- 5.12.2012 -
We offer a selection of the best documents of the appraised documentarist and producer Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Our Daily Bread (Special Mention at the Ji.hlava IDFF) represent one of the most powerful visual depictions of the food-processing industry. Abendland - an observation of the European continent at night shows crowds of people partying, protesting as well as impersonal crews of workers at conveyor belts, for example burning coffins in a crematorium.
Watch for a SMALL FEE from December 3 to 9.
- 3.12.2012 -
Viola Ježková exclusively at DAFilms.
The selection of works by Viola Ježková is pervaded with the themes of faith and religion, ranging from The Cowshed where cows represent both the old and new, the worldly and the beyond; through Not Just Standing But Rising Up, an impressive portrait of Old Testament scholar Milan Balabán, showing that God is not a “what” but a “where” (a Way); to the ontological search for a background in My Body's Body, providing a disturbing and dislocated perspective of motherhood connected with contemplation.
Watch her films FOR FREE from November 26. to December 2.
- 26.11.2012 -
Jørgen Leth (born 1937), living legend of world documentary, writer and poet, studied literature and anthropology. In the 1960s, he became a leading personality of Danish poetic modernism and experimental film. In his films, Leth creates film images similarly to a painter. At the beginning, he directs both the characters and the camera; during shooting, he stops “painting” the scenes and becomes an observer of the depicted events. We offer a rigorously selected retrospective of this Danish director most known for example for The Five Obstructions or his last film Erotic Man. Stream FOR FREE from November 13 to 25.
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