Detailed Programme in 2016 and Information for Participants

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Schedule:

  • Wednesday October 26, 2016 | College of Polytechnics Jihlava, Tolstého 16

morning 10:00 a.m. - 12:50 a.m. workshop CZ / 3 lectures (50 minutes each followed by a 10 minute coffee break)

> 10:00 a.m. Petr Fischer / Commentary (in Czech)
> 11:00 a.m. Kamil Fila / Review in Daily Newspapers and Online Media (in Czech)
> 12:00 noon Helena Bendová / Review in Trade Journals (in Czech)

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. lunch break

afternoon 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. workshop CZ / 3 lectures (50 minutes each followed by a 10 minute coffee break)

> 2:00 p.m. Vít Janeček / Essay (in Czech)
> 3:00 p.m. Tereza Hadravová / Catalogue Annotations (in Czech)
> 4:00 p.m. Jiří Vaněk / Blog (in Czech)

  • Thursday October 27, 2016 | College of Polytechnics Jihlava, Tolstého 16

morning 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. workshop ENG / 3 lectures (50 minutes each followed by a 10 minute coffee break)

> 10:00 a.m. Marijke de Valck / Framing Film Festivals (in English)
> 11:00 a.m. Truls Lie / Essay films as criticism. And critique at ModernTimes.online, the new doc journal. (in English)
> 12:00 noon Will Tizard / Reporting on documentary film and film festivals for the foreign press – how to find the story and get it into print (in English)

> 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. lunch break

afternoon 2:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. workshop ENG / 1 lecture + panel discussion CZ

> 2:00 p.m. Charlie Phillips / What's happening with news organisations doing online short docs? (in English)
> 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. coffee break
> 6:00 p.m. Panel Discussion - Forms of reflecting on documentary cinema in Czech media and their influence on Czech documentary filmmaking (in Czech)
* moderator: Michal Bregant (NFA)
* speakers: Jindřiška Bláhová (journalist), David Čeněk (pedagogue, film theorist), Petr Fischer (journalist), Radim Procházka (producer), Tomáš Stejskal (journalist)

  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday October 27–29, 2016

Workshop participants attend festival films and work on their tasks. Participants can use a computer located in the Center for Documentary Film (CDF). Consultations with lecturers are possible (each has an hour and a half “office hours”). Keep in mind: each participant selects 1 genre and writes 1 text only (except for second time participants who write 2 texts). The optimal extent of the individual texts is specified by the lecturers (ranging from 2 to 4 standard pages).

  • Sunday October 30, 2016 | College of Polytechnics Jihlava, Tolstého 16

morning 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. the individual groups are discussing and analysing the texts of all students in parallel

  • Saturday November 12, 2016

Students submit the second, rewritten version of their text to the lecturers as well as to the their university professors.

 

Output:

Selected texts are published on the festival website  - see texts from 2011. Workshop participants can use their texts in the media they may already work for.

 

Credit requirements:

  • participation in all 3 lecture blocks
  • writing a text in the selected genre
  • completing the critical seminar with the lecturer
  • submitting the rewritten text version to the lecturer as well as to the supervising pedagogue

 

Repeated attendance:

Attendance is possible also for students who have already participated in the seminar one or two times before. They can omit the first two lecture blocks (they are similar each year). They only take part in the third lecture block and within the time schedule, they should write 2 texts in 2 various genres. They pass the critical seminar with both of them (the schedule will be adapted to this).

If you want to pass the seminar for the second time as a university course, please make sure that you can repeat the seminar for credits – it is not allowed by some of the universities that offer the Media and Documentary seminar as an optional subject (i.e. the seminar can be repeated including the offered benefits such as the free press accreditation, but only outside the university curriculum and without entitlement to credits).

 

Literature:

Nichols, Bill: Introduction to Documentary. AMU and JSAF publishing, Praha 2010.
Gauthier, Guy: Documentary film, a Different Cinema. AMU and JSAF publishing, Praha 2004.
DO I. – VI. anthology of texts on the documentary (selected texts recommended for various genres). JSAF, Jihlava 2003 – 2007.
Dok.revue (insert in the Respekt magazine, the only Czech periodical systematically dealing with the reflection of documentary film).
+texts recommended by the lecturers.

 

With the support of the Creative Europe - MEDIA programme of the European Union