23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Czech Television Documentaries
Like with every year, Czech Television continues its interest in documentary filmmaking from the past year. In addition to their films that will be making an appearance in the festival’s competition segments, Czech Television will also screen an additional twenty-one films from their current productions at the Horácké Theater.
They will offer sneak peaks of new documentary episodes (The Okamura Brothers from the series Czech Journal, Stories from the 20th Century, and Nedej se [Don’t Give In]), their documentary series (e.g. Up and Down through the Balkans with Adam Ondra) and their solitary documentaries, after which the audience can enjoy a post-screening talk with the filmmakers. Czech Television will also present its co-production and distribution documentaries, such as the story of the Rosťa and Vítek Novák brothers from Cirk La Putyka entitled Na Krev [For Blood] and directed by Erik Knopp, Eva Tomanová‘s documentary Začít znovu [Another Chance], and such documentary portrayals as Jiří Suchý: Tackling Life with Ease, Forman vs. Forman by creative duo Helena Třeštíková and Jakub Hejna, and Jiří Trnka: A Long Lost Friend from Tereza Brdečková and Joël Farges. The fascinating story of the daughter of a double agent for both the KGB and CIA, My Father, The Spy, will also be making an appearance at the festival. The international co-production from Estonian director Jaak Kilmi notably won the 2015 Czech Television Award at the East Doc Platform.