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Cinematik.doc

Cinematik.doc is a competition of Slovak documentary feature films that premiered during the period of one year before the festival. The Literary Fund Cinematik.doc Award is awarded at the proposal of the international jury of the IFF Cinematik for Best Director of a Slovak documentary film.

Cinematik.doc is a competition of Slovak documentary feature films that premiered during the period of one year before the festival. The Literary Fund Cinematik.doc Award, endowed by a financial bonus of €1,000, is awarded at the proposal of the international jury of the IFF Cinematik together with the Literary Fund for Best Director of a Slovak documentary film.

There will be nine films featured in the competition this year, one of which—Never Happened—will be premiered. All films show distinctive characters and strong stories. The Good Death presents a woman who decided for voluntary assisted dying, Lost Home follows two Slovak paramedics in the city of Mosul, Never Happened tells a story of Oskar Fegyveres, Rober Remiaš and Peter Toth, BATAstories depicts the birth of an international Bata Empire. Swedes from the Slum—a film about Roma children who were adopted into Sweden—and Jan and Martina convey a strong social message. On the other hand, Tereza – the Charge of Love—the portrayal of a well known Slovak translator—and The Calling—a film about the life in the monastery—present more intimate stories. And the selection is completed by the television portrait of an important composer Svetozár Stračina.

  • Thursday 10. 09. 17:00

    Fontana Cinema

    Everest – The Hard Way

    Everest – Najťažšia cesta

    CZ, 2020, 52 min.; sk / en sub

    Director: Pavol Barabáš

    Is it possible to climb the hard way to Mount Everest in an alpine style? Chris Bonington called it The Hard Way and said it was impossible. It is a challenge for four Slovak climbers. In 1988, they enter the…

  • FREM

    FREM

    CZ/SK, 2019, 73 min.; en / en sub

    Director: Viera Čákanyová

    The film is a reaction to the current wave of post-humanistic thinking caused by the development of technology and artificial intelligence as well as the climate crisis. The human species is coming to recognise its insignificance and transience, and human…

  • Paradise on Earth

    Raj na zemi

    SK, 2019, 78 min.; sk, en, sr, ar, sq / en sub

    Director: Jaro Vojtek

    The documentary reveals the professional and personal struggles of journalist Andrej Bán. Through intimate conversations and travels together, the director documents Andrej’s personal story, his struggles with loneliness and mental problems as well as his inability to establish a long-term…

  • Saturday 12. 09. 17:00

    Fontana Cinema

    The Golden Land

    Zlatá zem

    SK, 2020, 63 min.; sk / en sub

    Director: Dominik Jursa

    The people in a God-forsaken land in the centre of Europe long ago became accustomed to isolation and the ignorance of the rest of the world. One day, heavy machinery appears on their property, strangers walk around the countryside, the…

  • Saturday 12. 09. 14:00

    Fontana Cinema

    Life for Theatre

    Život za divadlo

    SK, 2020, 52 min.; sk / en sub

    Director: Anna Grusková

    The documentary approaches five extraordinary personalities from the Czechoslovak theatrical history who were fatally trapped by their passion for their profession and the society in which they lived. In the magical environment of the theatre archive, young experts open the…

  • Devil’s Worshipers

    Uctievači diabla

    SK, 2019, 53 min.; ar / sk tit

    Director: Tomáš Davidov, Matej Šulc

    The documentary follows the footsteps of the genocide of Yazidis in Iraq and Syria. It was there—in the Iraqi town of Sinjar—that in August 2014, a terrorist group of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) attacked the Yazidi religious minority. Their…