Festivals: Jihlava

You might not know it but Jihlava is in Czech Republic and hosts an international documentary festival (October 27-November 1) with an always interesting innovative selection of films, and a huge industry programme – a pitching session East European Forum, a market East Silver, masterclasses… you name it…

 A premiere is scheduled, read this press release:

October 30, 7pm, the gala premiere of five films collectively entitled Breathless, Dominance of the Moment takes place at the Dukla as part of the Jihlava IDFF. The Czech-German project dedicated to documentary film was launched in 2007 by Zipp – Czech-German Cultural Projects, the Institute of Documentary Film and DOK Leipzig.

Two Czech and three German directors who were selected by a panel of experts based on their proposals present original takes on the subject of time. Audiences may look forward to a visual rendering of diary entries of an ordinary woman (Jan Gogola ml.) (photo); a cinematic exploration of time as a physical quantity (Karel alud); a documentary about the performance of a John Cage composition set to last 639 years (Anca Miruna Lazarescu); a portrayal of the post-industrial stasis of a region in Montana (Rainer Komers), and a depiction of the endless moment of a car accident (Marie-Catherine Theiler, Jan Peters).

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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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