Spring dok.revue

Possible More Alternative Ways of Distributing Documentary Films and the Digital Restoration of Archived Films

Illustration: Michaela Kukovičová

On the first day of spring, this year‘s first dok.revue also comes out, its main topic is financing Czech documentaries. In an interview producer Richard Němec explains what kind of opportunities today’s producers and distributors of documentary films have. The Sport section offers a detailed description of the digital restoration process of Czech films which is partly taking place in Hungary.

Producer Tomáš Hrubý, mucisian and writer Radek Žítný and teacher Stanislava Přádná from the Charles University Department of Film Studies sat down behind one table to discuss the movie Doomed Beauty (Zkáza krásou) created by Helena Třeštíková and Jakub Hejna for the situational review. According to them Lída Baarová is unjustly considered to be the mascot of people who suffered for what times they were born into.

In her book Helena Bendová, seeks to answer the question why computer games are often found in a degraded social position. Her book, Game Art (Umění počítačových her), will be published in the middle of this year. Documentary filmmaker Martin Ryšavý finished the film Blind Gulliver and in the section New release he describes adventures from his travels, which served as his inspiration.

Prague hosted an international conference, Film Literacy Lab: How to teach about film, focusing on film and media literacy. A report from the conference explains why it is necessary to educate not only students but also their teachers.

This year’s first masterclass, will then take its audience to China to the documentary filmmaker, Wang Bing, who presented an observational strategy for his few several hour-long films at the 18th year of the Jihlava IDFF.

In conclusion, there also is the traditional poem. This time it is from the film The Gospel According to Brabenec, which was nominated for the Czech Lion.

The second edition of dok.revue will see the light of day in the first half of May.

21. 03. 2016

from current issue:

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