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24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

ji-hlavadok-revuecdfEmerging producersInspiration Forum
Could politics appear attractive on TV?

Could politics appear attractive on TV?

original title: Může být politika v televizi atraktivní?
running time: 90 min.

synopsis

Most TV viewers see as the most boring such documents, TV journalism and even entertainment formats that focus on political issues. This workshop will present three programs that prove to be the very opposite of boring: The Circus, a Showtime docusoap, following the US presidential campaigns since the first primaries in January 2016; BBC’s An Idiot's Guide to Politics, which reminds politicians of their broken promises; and Channel 4’s Ballot Monkeys, a satirical series, where TV audience watches the British election campaign through the eyes of four MP hopefuls.

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Workhop is led by Milan Kruml

other films in the section

The City Inspector
Eight cities are supervised by a municipal inspector and her team of secret agents for two weeks. At the end of each episode, the results of the survey are presented to the residents of the city. The factual entertainment show evaluates the advantages and the shamefully unsolved problems in education, health, safety, food, and local authorities.
personal program

The City Inspector

Ukraine / 2019 / 60 min.
section: Reality TV
Czech Premiere
FAMU International
Documentary filmmaking is probably more of a challenge for FAMU’s international students than it is for many of those from the Czech Republic. As a result, their perspective of phenomena founded in local reality is that much more intense, as may be seen in this selection of their best works.---The Workshop is led by: Vít JanečekPresented films:Living Inbetween, dir. Nefeli Oikonomou Pantzou, Czech Republic 2016, 10´What Is Behind the Canvas?, dir. Haukur Hallsson, Czech Republic 2016, 12'Vernissage of Martin Fryč, dir. Ana Aleksovka, Czech Republic 2015, 13'Sarah’s Manifesto, dir. Nefeli Oikonomou Pantzou, Czech Republic 2015, 12'Atte, dir. Zachary Slouka, Czech Republic 2015, 9'It’s Possible that Everything is Possible, dir. Galina Stepanova, Czech Republic 2016, 13'Sassicaia, dir. Ívar Erik Yeoman, Czech Republic 2015, 11'

FAMU International

120 min.
section: Workshops
The Magnificent Five (working title)
After living in an institution for twenty-eight years, Petr relocates to a training apartment, where he is preparing for a possible move into the “real world”. This untraditional look at a socially sensitive issue from the inside out, without the standard preconceived views of sympathy or irony, shows that the basic principles underlying interpersonal relationships are always the same – touching, humorous, and fragile.

The Magnificent Five (working title)

Zuzana Kirchnerová Špidlová, Erika Hníková, Tomáš Bojar
Czech Republic / 2017 / 40 min.
section: Reality TV
World Premiere
Ambulance
Each hour-long episode presents an exceptionally comprehensive view of the daily work of emergency medical teams, capturing their remarkable activities from the perspective of all involved – from the phone operators, who receive over three thousand calls daily, to the members of the emergency response vehicle crew.

Ambulance

Jo Hughes, Bruce Fletcher
United Kingdom / 2016 / 60 min.
section: Reality TV
Adult Contemporary: Experimental Music Video 016
Music programmer and curator Pavel Klusák presents abstract and experimental films as a window onto the radicalization of the term “music video.” Noise, drone, feedback, sound collages, field recordings, deep electronica, improvised interactions, the post-technological world: experimental music as a source of inspiration and provocation for contemporary visual artists. Matthew Revert and Vanessa Rossetto, Franck Vigroux and Mika Vainio, Jon Rafman and Oneohtrix Point Never, and other collaborative efforts.---The Workshop is led by Pavel Klusák

Adult Contemporary: Experimental Music Video 016

90 min.
section: Workshops, Reality TV
Boot Camp: Yes, Sir!
This film portrays what training looks like in today’s professional Czech Army through tracking groups of recruits who participate in the basic course that determines whether the army will take them or not. This observational documentary presents the daily military drills, as well as how the thinking and behavior of the civilians who go through the training changes.Head of the project: Pepe RafajTopic: Pepe Rafaj, Radim Špaček

Boot Camp: Yes, Sir!

Markéta Ekrt Válková, Benjamin Tuček
Czech Republic / 2017 / 40 min.
section: Reality TV
Jugs of Franz Maxera at Hospoda U Lojzy
An opening reception for an exhibition of jugs by ceramic artist František Maxera is slowly transformed into a wild alcohol-fueled party with an acoustic concert by the members of the Plastic People. Recorded at the U Lojzy pub in Prague’s Vinohrady district.

Jugs of Franz Maxera at Hospoda U Lojzy

Jan Ságl
Czechoslovakia / 1973 / 9 min.
section: Workshops
noimage
We most commonly see Normalization era in Czechoslovakia – the time of social and political repression following the country’s invasion by Warsaw Pact troops in 1968 – through documentaries about dissidents or from old television series. But the dilemmas posed by the totalitarian regime affected everybody. The 16-part series Stories of the 20th Century explores various people’s (students, journalists, miners, secret police collaborators, soldiers, rank-and-file Party members, homosexuals, and many others) responses to the pressure they received not only from the government apparatus but also from those around them. ---Three films from the series will be presented by their writers and directors. Tři filmy představí a debatu o nich povedou režiséři a scenáristé cyklu.

Stories of the 20th Century

section: Workshops
Universities and Freedom
This documentary film points out new challenges in the inner workings of university education face to face with massification and commercialism influencing both practical and symbolic meanings of education and schooling as such. Talks on these issues are given by a score of personalities, e.g. by sociologist Frank Furedi or linguist Noam Chomsky. The film will be co-screened with Open Fortress. A Q&A session with guests is planned after the screening.
personal program

Universities and Freedom

Zuzana Piussi, Vít Janeček
70 min.
section: Workshops
Nurses
For a year, the filmmakers followed the work of nurses in different environments – in homes and hospitals, and on a foreign mission. The cycle is a complex insight into the problematic area of Czech health care, telling a story of women and men who share responsibility, stress, and modest salaries.
personal program

Nurses

Bára Kopecká
Czech Republic / 2019 / 40 min.
section: Reality TV
World Premiere
noimage
This graduate project film uses zoom shots delving deep into the landscape to bring images of a smoking chimney and large mining wheel excavators. This portrayal of objects embedded in a landscape gradually being taken over by the army is a colorful visual poem presenting in-depth views of the life of passive nature, which is in sharp contrasting with iconic symbols of civilization.

Green Horizon

Tibor Podhorec
Czechoslovakia / 1965 / 8 min.
section: Workshops
Underground
One of Ságl’s few non-documentary films captures the underground scene in one static shot showing a never-ending mass of people emerging from the escalator in the Prague metro. Although it is clearly a structural film – a fixed composition with several layers of motion – Ságl also uses it to explore social issues. The mass of commuters is carried forward by a seemingly unstoppable force without any chance of escaping the flow of people – an image of early Normalization in the 1970s. The film was repeatedly projected as a visual accompaniment to concerts by the Plastic People.

Underground

Jan Ságl
Czechoslovakia / 1972 / 22 min.
section: Workshops
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