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Strong Slovak presence at IDFA Industry

It is a strong year for Slovak cinema at Industry part of one of the most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world – Amsterdam’s IDFA (8 – 19 November 2023).

Two film projects will be presented to the professional audience at IDFA Forum. Velvet Generation, directed by Ivana Hucíková, a portrait of contemporary youth on the search for identity, values, and a place in modern society, against the backdrop of an emerging Czech and Slovak ballroom scene, was selected for Producers Connection. One of the Rough Cut projects is Company of Steel, directed by Yuliia Hontaruk, about three young veterans of the 2014 war in Eastern Ukraine struggling to find their place in daily life as civilians – until the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022 throws them right back into the trauma they have tried so hard to escape.

Another three Slovak projects will try to find new partners at Docs for Sale programme: documentary series Investigators, directed by Peter Pokorný, which explores various esoteric phenomena and controversial topics such as bioresonance, astrology, or clairvoyance; a documentary essay on Olympic urbanism and its impact on the cities Olympic Halftime, directed by Haruna Honcoop; and Limits of Europe, directed by Apolena Rychlíková about labour exploitation.

Projects that were part of this year’s dok.incubator international workshop will be presented during IDFA as well. Professional audience in Amsterdam can get to know Slovak film Fakir, directed by Roman Ďuriš, which follows efforts of 22-year-old Roma Dalibor to find his own place in society despite systemic racism and his past mistakes.

Ďuriš was also selected for educational programme IDFAcademy, which will be attended by producers Matej Sotník and Natália Pavlove as well. The Slovak Film Institute is a partner of IDFAcademy.


published: 07.11.2023
updated: 07.11.2023