Fascinations: One-day conference on experimental film distribution



Experimental filmmaking is often seen as the Cinderella of cinematography, being mostly overlooked by the traditional distribution models. Experimental films seldom reach cinemas and the TV screen – yet, there are countries where the quality of presentation of these films, these films are widely shown, well received by the audience and reflected in critical reviews (France, Netherlands, Austria, Canada, USA, Japan). These countries often dispose of distribution models that can serve as a source of inspiration for other countries. Experimental filmmaking can be seen as a laboratory of techniques and methods where they are first tested to subsequently find their way into mainstream cinematography.

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Czech Republic boasts of a rich experimental scene, whose quality is on par with many other countries. Jihlava IDFF has become the first platform enabling a systematic presentation of Czech experimental films (notably works referring to reality and including documentary features) and its ambition is to promote Czech films internationally and to facilitate collaboration with experienced distributors and festivals abroad.

Conference Fascinations curator: Andrea Slováková


Rebecca Clerman, Distribution Director (Electronic Arts Intermix EAI, USA)
Wanda vanderStoop, Distribution Director (V-tape, Canada)
Brigitta Burger-Utzer, Managing Director (Sixpack film, Austria)
M. M. Serra, Executive Director (Filmmakers Coop, USA)
Lauren Howes, Executive Director (CFMDF, Canada)
Emmanuel Lefrant, Director (LightCone, France)
Edith van der Heijde, Distributor (EYE Experimental, The Netherlands)
Théo Deliyannis, Distribution Director (Collectif Jeune du Cinéma, France)
Matt Carter, Distribution Manager (L U X, UK)
Hanna Maria Anttila, Director (AV-arkki, Finland)

Location: Jihlava IDFF
Date: October 28, 2015

working laguage: English without interpreting
registration fee: 200 EUR
registration deadline: September 15, 2015
contact: Jarmila Outratová / Head of Industry Office / jarmila@dokument-festival.cz
more information: Jihlava IDFF


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