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24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Survivor

Survivor

director: Lucie Matějíčka Sehnalová, Jiří Volek
original title: Survivor
country: United Kingdom, Czech Republic
year: 2017
running time: 45 min.

synopsis

18 contestants are dropped off on an abandoned island. They are one by one voted out. They struggle with the lack of food and physically demanding tasks. They have to compete for food, survival equipment and the immunity preventing them to be voted out. The winner of the contest whose strength and tactical thinking beat the others receives a financial award.

biography

Nova was set up in 1994 as the first Czech commercial TV station. Apart from original series, TV news and documentaries, it produces licensed reality shows, such as Czech Idol, Wife Swap, or Big Brother.

more about film

director: Lucie Matějíčka Sehnalová, Jiří Volek
producer: Jana Garajova, Pavel Čechák, Amir Mor Hason, Tomáš Fišer, Amir Mor Hason
script: Tereza Zemanová, Christian Falvey, Iva Knotková
photography: Darko Štulić, Lukáš Gargulák

other films in the section

Matchmakers
The show’s motto is: let your friends choose your partner because they know you best. Groups of friends organize three dates for their unsuspecting friend. Each date is planned in advance and subsequently monitored by hidden cameras. After the final revelation, it is only up to the friend who they will go on a romantic trip with.
personal program

Matchmakers

Belgium / 2018 / 60 min.
section: Reality TV
Czech Premiere
Road to Vote
Norbert Hofer and Alexander Van der Bellen each find a magical cash register that can tell the future in the glove compartment of a restored Mercedes. The car’s driver, journalist Hanno Settle, uses this and other playful tasks to supplement traditional discussions with the presidential candidates. This stylized road movie presents politicians better than any billboard flashing by on the highway.

Road to Vote

Elisabeth Gollackner, Robert Reifer
Austria / 2016 / 50 min.
section: Reality TV
Czech Premiere
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
Special Investigation
"Čapí hnízdo" is the case circling Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš. Among the key culprits of the case was the prime minister/entrepreneur's son, whom the police tried to find and question for two years to no avail. Sabina Slonková and Jiří Kubík, reporters from Special Investigation, which is an original show that airs on online TV channel Televize Seznam, managed to track down and interview the 35-year-old Andrej Babiš Jr.
personal program

Special Investigation

Czech Republic / 2018 / 34 min.
section: Reality TV
Heinz-Christian Strache – Ibiza video
Before the Austrian parliamentary elections in 2017, Heinz-Christian Strache, Head of the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ), agreed to support the alleged family of a Russian oligarch in exchange for counter-services. This agreement was revealed thanks to a video filmed in secret. A fundamental issue in ethical journalism is whether it is, at all, permissible within the public interest to provoke a situation and capture it all on a hidden camera.
personal program

Heinz-Christian Strache – Ibiza video

Germany / 2019 / 6 min.
section: Reality TV
Czech Premiere
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
Could politics appear attractive on TV?
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.---Workhop is led by Milan Kruml

Could politics appear attractive on TV?

90 min.
section: Reality TV
The Internet Ruined My Life
Ruining one’s own life or even the life of a total stranger is very easy to do with the Internet. Just one seemingly harmless comment or photograph might have unexpected consequences. The documentary series The Internet Ruined My Life presents the stories of people who have recognized the destructive force of the Internet and social media firsthand.

The Internet Ruined My Life

United States / 2016 / 30 min.
section: Reality TV
Czech Premiere
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: Reality TV
Naked Attraction
According to the creators of this concept, modern dates are too complicated, so they have decided to simplify the selection and come as close to potential partners as possible. They offer a provocative dating show in which participants choose their counterparts only by the details of their naked bodies, including genitals.
personal program

Naked Attraction

United Kingdom / 2016 / 50 min.
section: Reality TV
Czech Premiere
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
Enclosed World
This docu-soap offers an insight into prison staff’s daily life and, using stories of three offenders in different stages of their imprisonment, presents an overview of our current correctional system. Its message transcends to reflections on guilt, punishment, justice and the possibility of rehabilitation or change in our prisons. 

Enclosed World

Karel Žalud
Czech Republic / 2017 / 40 min.
section: Reality TV
Work in Progress
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Evropská unie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
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