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Jihlava IDFF Conference Fascinations – 3rd edition

October 25, 2017 - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival (IDFF) organises a conference meeting for experimental documentary film distributors, gallerists and festival representatives. Following up on Conference Fascinations 2015 that brought together and introduced representatives of major experimental film distribution companies from all over the world, and Conference Fascinations 2016 focusing on the curatorship aspect in relation to specialised festivals and the presentation and ways of providing, evaluating and presenting works in gallery spaces and discussing the institutional-commercial aspect of presentation and dissemination of this type of works, this year’s discussion will revolve especially around seeking and promoting new talents.


October 25, 2017

Industry Zone/Lighthouse | Masarykovo náměstí, Jihlava

9.00 – 10.00 a.m. | Registration of participants and technical check of presentations

10.00 – 10.10 a.m. | Welcome speech

10.10 – 11.20 a.m. | 5-minute presentations of distributors, festivals and galleries | Moderator: Andrea Slováková

» The Museum of Modern Art – MoMA / Josh Siegel, Curator, Department of Film / USA / www.moma.org
» Image Forum / Koyo Yamashita, Director / Japan / www.imageforum.co.jp
» L U X / Maria Palacios Cruz, Deputy Director / United Kingdom / www.lux.org.uk
» DKSG archive, Balkanima and Alternative Film/Video festivals / Milan Milosavljevic, Director, Akademski filmski centar / Serbia / www.dksg.rs
» 25FPS festival / Marina Kožul, Programmer / Croatia / www.25fps.hr
» Centre Pompidou / Charlene Dinhut, Curator at Centre Pompidou / France / www.centrepompidou.fr
» Sixpack Films / Isabella Reicher, Distribution, TV sales / Austria /
» ICA / Nico Marzano, Head of Film Programming / United Kingdom / www.ica.art
» CFMDC / Genne Speers, Distributor / Canada / www.cfmdc.org

11.20 – 11.30 a.m. | Coffee break

11.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. | Discussion panel I | Moderator: Andrea Slováková

Curatorship aspect:
How do galleries, festivals and film distributors scout for “their” new talents, new authors, and is it a part of their perception of their message? How do these theories and processes relate to how the curators build their collections and preparing their programmes. How does the process of registering and evaluating new works and authors work and what is it that festivals, as opposed to galleries, are looking for, and vice versa?

» Josh Siegel, Curator, Department of Film (The Museum of Modern Art – MoMA, USA)
» Genne Speers, Distributor (CFMDC, Canada)
» Koyo Yamashita, Director (Image Forum, Japan)

12.30 – 2.00 p.m. | Lunch (lunch is not part of the programme)

2.00 – 3.00 p.m. | Discussion panel II | Moderator: Andrea Slováková

Organisational aspect:
What would be the best way for unknown authors to offer their work to festivals, distributors and galleries, in what form do curators need to reach them, how should authors ideally work if they are unknown; sharing of experience and examples of good practice

» Maria Palacios Cruz, Deputy Director (LUX, United Kingdom)
» Milan Milosavljevic, Director (DKSG archive, Balkanima and Alternative Film/Video festivals, Akademski filmski centar, Serbia)
» Marina Kožul, Programmer (25FPS festival, Croatia)
» Daniel Queiroz, Programmer (Semana dos Realizadores, Brazil)

3.00 – 3.10 p.m. | Coffee break

3.10 – 4.10 p.m. | Discussion panel III | Moderator: Andrea Slováková

Discourse aspect:
Do galleries, festivals and distributors have the ambition to set new trends, to discover new styles? What are their information channels? Do “big names” and established authors control the preferred and sought-after styles of what is presented in galleries and by festivals? How do expert journals in the field of cinema and visual arts and experimental film approach talent -scouting strategies of festivals and galleries (or distributors)?

» Charlene Dinhut, Head of Department of Cultural Development (Centre Pompidou, France)
» Isabella Reicher, Distribution, TV sales (Sixpack Films, Austria)
» Nico Marzano, Head of Film Programming (ICA, United Kingdom)

4.10 – 4.20 p.m. | Coffee break

4.20 – 5.30 p.m. | Discussion panel IV | Moderator: Andrea Slováková

Visegrad Accelerator:
360° documentary films and interactive applications that work with reality and within virtual-reality environments are a rapidly expanding area of audiovisual production. This field has also witnessed the development of educational applications and works of fine art. How do they reach audiences and what kind of viewer do they speak to? What distribution channels do they use? Do they interest traditional distributors and gallerists? What are the specific characteristics and forms of experimentation with audiovisual forms for VR in Central Europe? The discussion will be joined by artists and representatives from companies involved in producing VR content in the Visegrad countries.

» Michal Lovecký, Founder (Go360, Česká republika)
» Era Vati, Mixed media artist (Hungary)
» Andrea Slováková, Specialist and Curator of VR projects, Programmer, Curator of Conference Fascinations (Ji.hlava IDFF, Slovakia)
» Jan Horský, Founder (iNFINITY Production, Czech Republic)

5.30 p.m. | Introduction to film screenings and a toast


October 25, 2017
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Jihlava IDFF
Jana Masaryka 16
Jihlava, 586 01 Czech Republic