Antenna, which first edition starts in this October, is a brand new international film festival in Australia focused solely on documentary films. The festival will hand over two main awards based on the programme sections – the SBS Award for Best International Documentary ($5,000), where is nominated the Matchmaking Mayor, and Best Australian Documentary Award ($2,500) for supporting the local documentary film production.
Antenna International Documentary Film Festival 2011, Australia
October 5 - 9, 2011
Nesvatbov, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, 2010, 72 min, 35 mm, DCP, HD, Creative, Society
A situational documentary film about a village mayor trying to match local people in their thirties who are still single. Slowly but surely, the Slovak village Zemplínské Hámre is dying out. Its mayor, a retired general, doesn't want to give up though. Fighting the thirty-year-olds' loneliness, he has used various means such as offering a financial reward for each newborn child or encouraging people to make children in the local public address system. None of it has worked. However, the mayor has a new plan. He decides to organize a dating party for singles from all the neighbouring villages. Will the protagonists finally find their partners? In its theme and approach, the film represents a continuation of Erika Hníková's previous successful films "The Beauty Exchange" and "I Guess We'll Meet at the Eurocamp". The film was awarded in Berlinale IFF 2011.
East Silver 2010 / East Silver Caravan 2010 / Docu Talents from the East 2010