How to Change Public Space Through Documentary Film


Would you like to influence public space and shoot a documentary film about it? Do you have an idea for how to change your surroundings for the better, and would you like to turn it into the subject of a documentary? Or have you already started working on it? Are you trying to come up with a way of how to approach the subject and how to make use of audiovisual tools? Would you like to try out preparing a story for which you will shoot a trailer?

Then come to the workshop on the subject of “How to Change Public Space Through Documentary Film” and compete for the best documentary idea. The best story idea will receive CZK 30,000 for its completion, production of a trailer, and other activities associated with changing public space. The workshop is led by three experienced instructors and documentary film directors, who will each present a case study of their own project, followed by a discussion of “How to Write A Good Story Idea and How to Think About It.”

At the start of the workshop, we will present the conditions of the competition and show you how to write project documentation. You will receive valuable advice, experience and feedback.

  • WHEN: Thursday 26 October 2017, 10am – 1pm
  • WHERE: 21st Ji.hlava IDFF, Muzeum Café, Jihlava
  • INSTRUCTORS: Jakub Deml, Marika Pecháčková, Martin Dušek

Please send applications for the workshop, in which you can include a preliminary description of your documentary idea, via email to

Participation in the workshop is free with valid festival accreditation; participation in the competition is voluntary.

Competition conditions and deadlines:

  • Participation in workshop
  • Age 15–29 (min. 2 people in a team) and permanent address in the Czech Republic
  • Describe your story idea and its positive impact on the public space in the project application
  • Submission of project: by Saturday 28 October 2017 via email to
  • Project evaluations: Sunday 29 October 2017 starting at 12noon in the Inspiration Forum Lounge @ Respekt Café / DKO

After the workshop, you can explore shooting a trailer at one of the related workshops Panasonic being held at the 21st Ji.hlava IDFF.


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Festival edition: 2017
Event type: Workshop
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