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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.

  • On Your Marks!

    Na značky!

    SK/CZ, 2021, 79 min.; cz, sk

    Director: Mária Pinčíková

    The individual nothing, the entirety everything! A healthy mind in a healthy body! Be loyal to yourself, to the truth and to justice! These are just some of the slogans of the Sokol movement, which originated in 1862 and still…

  • Wednesday 15. 09. 14:00

    Fontána Cinema

    White on White

    Biela na bielej

    SK, 2020, 74 min.; sk, en / sk tit

    Director: Viera Čákanyová

    The documentary is director’s video diary that she kept while staying at the Polish Antarctic station, where in 2017 she shot the film FREM (2019), whose main character was an artificial neural network. During her stay, the author chats with…

  • Wednesday 15. 09. 17:00

    Fontána Cinema

    Architect of Brutal Poetry

    Architekt drsnej poetiky

    SK/CZ/BR, 2021, 70 min.; sk

    Director: Ladislav Kaboš

    An old man fails to recognize his own face in the mirror. He suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. Little by little, his memories get washed away. One day he decides to tell the story of his life to his reflection in…

  • Thursday 16. 09. 14:00

    Fontána Cinema

    The Commune

    Komúna

    SK, 2020, 85 min.; sk, cz / en sub

    Director: Jakub Julény

    A desire for freedom during the period of “normalization” in Czechoslovakia lay behind the creation of a free association of young people from Košice, abiding by the principles of the underground. They became outsiders by choice, with the aim of…

  • Thursday 16. 09. 17:00

    Fontána Cinema

    Blood, Sweat and Tears

    Na krev

    CZ, 2020, 71 min.; cz / en sub

    Director: Erik Knopp

    The documentary film traces the eighth generation of the family of puppeteers, Kopecký, through brothers Rosťa and Vítek Novák, in critical moments of their lives, starting with the year 2014 when they acquired their own theatre space—Jatka 78—sparking the idea…

  • Unseen

    Neviditeľná

    SK, 2020, 87 min.; en, sk / sk tit

    Director: Maia Martiniak

    Three stories of women in the film Unseen are complemented by three births. Through them, we are given the space to immerse ourselves into the birthing reality in Slovakia and Denmark, and to understand the events that Melody, Stella and…

  • Flying Dutchman Lubomir Feldek

    Blúdiaci Holanďan Ľubomír Feldek

    SK, 2021, 53 min.; sk

    Director: Marek Janičík

    Ľubomír Feldek is one of the most important Slovak poets, publicists, book translators and playwrights of Slovakia of the 20th century. Feldek is a Slovak translator of Shakespeare, co-creator of the most legendary Slovak fairy tale Perinbaba and the son…

  • Saturday 18. 09. 14:00

    Fontána Cinema

    The Sailor

    The Sailor

    SK, 2021, 79 min.; en / sk tit

    Director: Lucia Kašová

    Sailor Paul Johnson sailed the world all his life. He lived wildly, got drunk, made love and never settled on land. Now he is eighty and neither he nor his ship are fit to set sail anymore. While he drinks…

  • Saturday 18. 09. 17:00

    Fontána Cinema

    At Full Throttle

    Láska pod kapotou

    SK/CZ, 2021, 85 min.; cz

    Director: Miro Remo

    A determined man in his fifties, Jaroslav, has two passions in life. Fast cars and his school love Jitka, who after his failed marriage gave him hope and desire to move on. Jitka, the most senior autocross driver in the…