Czech Film Fund at Cannes IFF 2021

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05 July 2021 | 00:00

CZECH FILM magazine / Summer 2021

Read our brand-new article of upcoming CZECH FILM magazine / Summer 2021, involving Cinéfondation's Red Shoes and a project Caravan which was selected for Cinéfondation's L'Atelier.

We also put the spotlight on digital restoration of Classics of Czechoslovak Cinema, represented in Cannes by The Cassandra Cat this year.

Find our latest publications, including catalogues of fiction, documentary and animated films, HERE.

09 July 2021 | 12:00

New Horizons Goes to Cannes: Imago

The New Horizons Goes to Cannes, made in co-operation with the Polish Film Institute, will give floor to a presentation of Polish-Dutch-Czech-French drama Imago, which is directed by Olga Chajdas and represented by Miloš Lochman & Karel Chvojka of moloko film on the Czech side. The pitching session will be screened online!

Imago follows Poland during the political and social transformation from communism into Solidarity.

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14 July 2021 | 10:00

Short Film Corner Focus WiP: Love, Dad & Team Building

Focus Works in Progress, which provides guidance to short filmmakers through mentoring sessions, will offer a pitching to short animated documentary Love, Dad by FAMU student Diana Cam Van Nguyen (the world premiere will take place at the Locarno FF in Pardi di domani) who recalls the complicated relationship with her father.

Within the same pitching, minority co-production project Team Building will also be presented. Short drama, set in the environment of a company using unfair practices, is directed by celebrated auteur Mateusz Pacewicz (Corpus Christi), co-produced by Bionaut on the Czech side and made in collaboration with Midpoint Institute.

The session will be available on, reserved in priority to the industry professionals (Marché du Film / SFC online).

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10 July 2021 | 16:30

HAF Goes to Cannes: Saving One Who Was Dead

Within the Goes to Cannes programme, an intimate drama Saving One Who Was Dead will be presented as part of the HAF Goes to Cannes (made in co-operation with the Asian Film Financing Forum). The pitching session will be screened online!

A personal project of director and producer Václav Kadrnka, who deals with a fate of a family whose father fell into a coma, will world-premiere at the upcoming Karlovy Vary IFF in the Crystal Globe Competition.

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02 July 2021 | 18:28

Short Film Corner Focus SCRIPT: Rites

Prague’s Midpoint Institute also participates in the Focus Script programme, which looks to offer a dedicated space for students or recent graduates from the collaborating Film Schools and help them to get targeted feedbacks on their scripts at an early stage of work. Midpoint Institute will offer a professional training for one of 7 projects, represented on the Czech side by Damián Vondrášek’s Rites, produced by Martina Netíková of Cinémotif Films.

The film depicts one afternoon in life of two boys physically different from the others, who decide to pass a ritual of admission to the local boys’ gang and gain respect.

One-to-one meetings between the project holders and the attending producers & distributors take place at the Short Film Corner | Rendez-vous Industry.

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08 July 2021 | 00:00

Cannes Docs: I'm Not Everything I Want to Be

Cannes Docs' Spotlighted Projects, aimed at projects seeking potential co-producers, funding or sales agents, will give floor to I’m Not Everything I Want to Be by director Klára Tasovská and producer Lukáš Kokeš of Somatic Films.

Their intimate portrait of a photographer dealing with ageing, gender, everyday struggles and identity exploration recently received funding for production of the CFF (EUR 65 000).

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12 July 2021 | 16:00

Cannes Docs: Doc Talk with Jihlava IDFF

Cannes Docs also hosts Doc Talk with Ji.hlava IDFF  (made in co-operation with Ji.hlava IDFF) – a discussion with emerging producers on the topic “How the Pandemic Affected the Unbalanced Regional Representation at Film Festivals”.

The presentation of the new East West Index data collected at film festivals during the pandemic year 2020 will be followed by a discussion of four up-and-coming European producers, who will share their experience with entering film festivals outside their regions. The producers will talk about films and genres that have “worked” at online film festivals and outline their expectations for the post-pandemic era.

13 July 2021 | 12:30

Cannes Docs: Traces of a Landscape nominated for Doc Alliance Award

As an introduction to the traditional Doc Day Lunch (by invitation only), Doc Alliance will announce the winners of the 2021 Doc Alliance Awards, one short film & one feature film chosen from the titles nominated by each of the seven festival members.

The nomination received also the Czech documentary Traces of Landscape, directed by Petr Záruba and produced by Alice Tabery of CINEPOINT.

11 July 2021 | 14:30

Cannes Next with Artinii

Czech company Artinii, a cloud-tech driven media enterprise providing revolutionary point-to-point solutions for secure digital distribution of audio-visual content returns to Cannes NEXT to showcase how the company’s goal to simplify the distribution process works in practice, making it easier for filmmakers, producers, distributors, agents and IP owners to reach audiences worldwide, and how the company has grown and pivoted in the midst of the pandemic.

You can also watch Cannes NEXT videos on YouTube.

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