EAST SILVER MARKET 2007 - NOW FULLY DIGITIZED!
The East Silver Documentary Film Market was opened for the fourth year at Jihlava IDFF and presented 346 documentary film in the video library, which was completely digitzed for the first time. There were 25 computers installed, all of which were in permanent used every day.
The catalogue along with a practical handbook were available to all visitors. For the first time, this year also crucial texts about Eastern European documentary films were published.
170 European film industry professionals visited the video library: these included representatives from television stations, film festivals, the media, film institutions and organizations, and also filmmakers, producers and distributors. In comparison with the market last year (130 film industry professionals) the attendance rate (and the success of the event) grew by 23 %.
Among our East Silver guests participating in East Silver 2007 were, for example:
Margaréta Hrůza, film Domov, Adam Olha, film Martin Lisabon, Andreas Wutz, film Nightwalk and Embassy Morning, Artchil Khetagouri, film Akhmeteli nr. 4, Dan Geva, film Description of Memory, Filip Remunda, film Burian´s Women´s Day, Ihor Chaika, film Freedom of Jeans, Ukrainian Content, Ileana Stanculescu, film Village of socks, Ivana Miloševičová, film Never been better, Jaak Kilmi, film Art of Selling, Jan Šikl, film Private Century: A Stroke of Butterfly Wings, Jana Mináriková, film Chicken Life, Joanna Rytel, film Play Girl, Vaclav Reischl, film Sea and Smackers, Kiur Aarma film Greetings from Soviet Estonia!, Črt Brajnik, film Dying Silence, Lenka Dolanová, film It's fun to be Bohemian, Miroslav Janek, film The Unseen, Yury Khashchavatski, film Kalinovsky Square, Jolanta Kilian film The Time of Three Tortoises, Lucie Králová, film Lost Holiday, Nino Leitner, film Every Step You Take, Marian Dumitru, film A Mother from the Kingdom of Shadows, Jeremy McCarter, film FOLK!, Miloslav Novák, film Peace with Seals, Thierry Paladino, film At the Datcha, Jana Počtová, Radim Procházka, film Desk-Based Assassination, Mateusz Rogala, film The Time of Three Tortoises, Testor Eva, film Line by Line. Paul Flora in Film, Martin Řezníček, film Lost Holiday, Robert Sedláček, film Miloš Zeman - One Politician's Obituary, Simon Semtov, film Coming Soon, Gunter Schwaiger, film Hafner's Paradise, Guyla Nemes, Karel Vachek, Linda Jablonská, Helena Tťeštíková, film Marcela, Ana Gabroela, Vlad and Adrian Voicu, film Faces, Ivan Vojnár, film Reminiscence, Barbara Weissenbeck, film Life is Drama-Drama for Life and film Tokio Fortissimo, Martin Mareček, Viera Čákanyová, Woody Vasulka…
From among participating industry professionals we will only cite the names of some here:
Engelová Tereza Czech Television, Czech Republic/ 26. - 28.10.
Gregory Flora Al Jazeera Witness, Great Britain / 25-28. 10.
Hádková Jana Czech Television, Czech Republic/ 24. - 28.10.
Jurčík Dušan Czech Television, Czech Republic /24. - 28.10.
Liebhart Artur Planete Poland, Poland /26. - 28.10.
Machalíková Andrea Palace Cinema, Czech Republic /26. - 28.10.
Maxa Jan TV Nova, Czech Republic/ 26. - 28.10.
Müllerová Alena Czech Television, Czech Republic /25. - 27.10.
Nedelcu Claudia TV Romania, Romania /26. - 28.10.
Pogorzelska Joanna Planete Poland, Poland /26. - 28.10.
Tóth Clara Duna TV, Hungary /26. - 28.10.
Bajgar Radek TV Nova, Czech Republic/ 26. - 28.10.
Bonnier Vera STV, Sweden/ 26. - 28.10.
Gogola Jan Czech Television, Czech republic/ 26. - 28.10.
Goovaerts Joke Lichtpunt, Belgium/ 26. - 28.10.
Grabner Franz ORF, Austria/ 26. - 28.10.
Jankovic Jane TV Ontario, Canada/ 25. - 28.10.
Koning de Margje Ikon, the Netherlands/ 26. - 28.10.
Madsen Charlotte Gry DR TV, Denmark/ 26. - 28.10.
Malinowska Katarzyna TVP, Poland/ 26. - 28.10.
Monory Mesz Andreas MTV, Hungary / 26. - 28.10.
Raspe Jessica Avro, Netherlands/ 26. - 28.10.
Salu Viola ESTV, Estonia/ 26. - 28.10.
Schneiders Heribert MDR, Germany/ 26. - 28.10.
Westergard Jenny YLE 1st / YLE radio, Finland/ 25. - 28.10.
Distributors and Sales Agents
Bieliková Zuzana Taskovski Films, Great Britain/CZ / 26. - 28.10.
Bobadilla Alma Mónica Márquez Taskovski Films, Great Britain/CZ / 26. - 28.10.
Derinsu Aylin Filmcasino & Polyfilm, Austria /26. - 28.10.
Gildhuis Uta Taskovski Films, Great Britain/CZ / 26. - 28.10.
Guggenberger Susanne AUTLOOK Filmsales, Austria / 25 - 28.10.
Habartík Radim, Aerofilms Distribution, Czech Republic / 26. - 28.10.
Mc Donnell Kevin EastWest Filmdistribution GmbH, Great Britain / 26. - 28.10.
Outratová Jarmila Taskovski Films, Great Britain/CZ / 26. - 28.10.
Skalska Joanna Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing, Poland / 25. - 28.10.
Šebesta Jiří Aerofilms Distribution, Czech Republic / 26. - 28.10.
Treves Jean – Michael JMT Films Distribution, Israel / 25 - 28.10.
Vicente Ana EastWest Filmdistribution GmbH, Great Britain / 26. - 28.10.
Festivals' representatives/ Programm selectors
Bilík Petr AFO, Czech Republic /25. - 28.10.
Buder Bernd goEast Film Festival, Germany /24. - 28.10.
Cockey Charlie Cinequest Film Festival, USA / 25. - 28.10.
Harringer Gerald Crossing Europe-Filmfestival, Austria /25. - 28.10.
Klečková Michaela One World, Czech Republic /25. - 28.10.
Koklosi Orsolya Dialëktus Festival, Hungary / 26. - 28.10.
Lemke Grit DOK Leipzig, Germany / 24. - 25.10.
Mariette Sylvain Aye Aye Film Festival, France /24. - 28.10.
Nieuwenhuyzen Adriek van, IDFA, Netherlands /24. - 28.10.
Orlicz Basia Krakow Film Festival, Poland /24. - 26.10.
Pedraza Tomás Kiguel, Aye Aye Film Festival, Spain/ 25. - 27.10.
Puppkevicite Daina Aye Aye Film Festival, Lithuania/ 25. - 27.10.
Pohořelá Monika, Aye Aye Film Festival,Czech Republic / 25. - 27.10.
Strachota Karel, Jeden Svět, Czech Republic / 25. - 28.10.
Ševčenko Melanie, Berlinale, Germany / 26. - 28.10.
Trenchovski Goran, Asterfest, Romania / 26. - 28.10.
Zajícová Helena, Jeden Svět, Czech Republic / 25. - 28.10.
Černik Jana Czech Film Center, Czech Republic / 25. - 27.10.
Damian Laurentiu Video Studio - Ministry of Culure and Religious Affairs, Romania / 24. - 26.10.
Dimisevskis Uldis National Filme Center of Latvia, Latvia / 24. - 26.10.
Duta Mircea Dan Romanian Cultural Institute, Czech Republic / 25. - 26.10.
Galuszka Kinga Polish Film Institute, Poland / 24. - 26.10.
Janczak Małgorzata Polish Film Institute, Poland / 24. - 26.10.
Jõerand Raimo Estonian Film Foundation, Estonia / 24. - 26.10.
Kanousheva Irina Bulgarian National Film Center, Bulgaria / 24. - 26.10.
Michálková Jana Slovak Film Institute, Slovak Republic / 24. - 28.10.
Fraňková Helena Ministry of Culture, Czech Republic /24. - 28.10.
Kubásek René Visegrad Fund, Czech Republic /26. - 28.10.
Roger Estelle MEDIA DESK, Belgium /24. - 28.10.
Bernasconi Carine Doc Outlook-International Market VISIONS DU REEL, Switzerland /25. - 28.10.
Rivet Aurele DISCOP, DISCOPRO, France /24. - 26.10.
Wilk Katarzyna Krakow Film Market, Poland /24. - 28.10.
Boháčková Kamila CINEPUR, Czech Republic / 24. - 28.10.
Doležalová Ivana Respekt, Přítomnost, Czech Republic / 24. - 28.10.
Feřtek Tomáš Reflex, Czech Republic / 24. - 28.10.
Jirkalová Karolína Art&Antiques, Czech Republic / 24. – 26.10.
Kadlecová Jana SME, Slovakia / 24. - 28.10.
Kaňuch Martin Kino Ikon, Slovakia / 24. - 28.10.
Mandys Pavel Týden, Czech Republic / 24. - 28.10.
Romer Stefan web.de, Germany / 25. - 28.10.
Sedlák Vojtěch Noviny Vysočina, Czech Republic / 24. - 28.10.
Stanková Hana Český Rozhlas, Czech Republic / 24. - 28.10.
Šafařík Petr externí novinář, Czech Republic / 24. - 28.10.
Šafránek Šimon Instinkt, Czech Republic / 24. - 26.10.
Ulver Stanislav Film a Doba, Czech Republic / 24. - 28.10.
Ulverová Radana Film a Doba, Czech Republic / 24. - 28.10.
Drocár Jakub, PunkFilm, Czech Republic / 25. - 28.10.
Hadzi Adnan, Hofilms, Great Britain / 25. - 28.10.
Gerritsen Helen, A-FILM Productions, Germany / 23. - 25.10.
Pošta Martin, Fresh Films, Czech Republic / 26. - 28.10.
Paes Marie Clemense, Laterit Productions, France / 26. - 28.10.
Procházka Radim, Produkce Radim Procházka, Czech Republic / 24. - 28.10.
Remunda Filip, Hypermarket Film, Czech Republic / 25. - 28.10.
Rosová Helena, Produkce 12 Opic, Czech Republic / 25. - 27.10.
Servolin Niger, Iskra, France / 26. - 28.10.
Stojáková Karla, Axman Production, Czech Republic / 26. - 28.10.
Wieser Ralph, Mischief Films, Austria / 26. - 28.10.
Zima Ondřej, Evolution Films, Czech Republic / 26. - 28.10.
EAST SILVER MARKET'S TOP LIST
The most watched films were the following:
No 1. A TOWN CALLED HERMITAGE, POUSTEVNA, DAS IST PARADIES, Czech Republic, 2007, directed by Ondřej Provazník, Martin Dušek
Rising above an entertaining mosaic of the lives of several inhabitants of the "uprooted" village of Dolní Poustevna on the Šluknov promontory - the Vietnamese girl Denisa, a group of retarded inmates from the local welfare institute or the German brothel-hunting tourist Volker - is the all-pervading shadow of the resettlement forced upon the German population after the war.
No. 2 NIGHTWALK, Czech Republic, Germany, 2006 directed by Andreas Wutz
Inspired by Alexandr Hackenschmied's film "Aimless Walk", the filmmaker sets on a journey through Prague. Pictures of night life on the outskirts of the metropolis are confronted with bits of sounds of the daily rush of the city centre. Animals in the zoo are asleep and we can hear a song by Bertold Brecht and Hanns Eisler.
No 3. PEACE WITH SEALS, MÍR S TULENI, Czech Republic, 2007, directed by Miloslav Novák
Film tells two stories teaching a lesson about human nature. The first one shows Gaston the sea lion which was carried off by flood waters down the Vltava river as far as Germany. After its death, the Prague ZOO set up a monument for the animal. Fifty years earlier, another sea lion called Odysseus was put into the Fontana di Trevi in Rome, Italy. The animal world meets with that of humans. What is the domestication of animals, and what is the domestication of people?
No 4. MOSQUITO PROBLEM AND OTHER STORIES, Bulgary, 2007, directed by Andrey Paounov
The Northern-Bulgarian city of Belene is troubled by insecurity. This sleepy town on the Danube earned undesired renown thanks to its communist labor camp and an unfinished nuclear power plant which was conserved in 1990 and has since been a subject of controversy. The film assembles a gallery of people bothered by their past more than by the swarming mosquitoes. A piano tuner, a former mayor, NATO soldiers based near-by, prostitutes and a Cuban worker who came for the construction of the power plant and stayed. These are the protagonists of a documentary swinging from comedy to sadness and back.
No 5. TENDER HEAT. WILD, WILD BEACH, ZHAR NEZHNYKH. DIKYI, DIKYI PLYAZH, Russia, 2007, directed by Alexander Rastorguev and Susanna Baranzhieva
Every morning during the last 25 years hereditary photographer Eugeniy and his camel are on their way to their habitual working place - a beach at the Black Sea shore, a world of NUDE people in all meanings of this word - nominal as well as figurative.
The film shows a variety of characters, which shape a unique portrait of the state of the world in which we live. Both irony and melancholy, cleanliness and meanness, love stories and betrayal, life and death are depicted in their development.
TOP RATED FILMS
Industry professionals, who watch documentaries at digitized East Silver library, can also rate them. Following films has been mostly receiving “Very interesting”, the top rating:
Motodrom, dir. Joerg Wagner, Germany
Tender Heat. Wild, Wild Beach, Alexander Rastorguev and Susanna Baranzhieva, Russia
Manufactured Landscapes, Jennifer Baichwal, Canada
Yaptik-Hasse, dir. Edgar Bartenev, Russia
9 Star Hotel, dir. Ido Haar, Israel
Marcela, dir. Helena Třeštíková, Czech Republic
Le Grand Content, dir. Clemens Kogler and Carolina Szmit, Austria
Kalinovski Square, dir. Yury Khashchavatski, Estonia
Peace with Seals, dir. Miloslav Novák, Czech Republic
The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories, dir. Andrey Paounov, Bulgaria