Czech – German programme of the festival ELBE DOCK

Czech - German programme of the festival ELBE DOCK

Programme was supported by Czech-German Fund for the Future:

 

FILM PROGRAMME:

 

 

Competition section ELBE DOCK Award - Ústí nad Labem

 

18. 5. - 17:00

Handbook (dir. Pavel Mozhar, Germany, Belarus, 2021)

In August 2020, widespread protests broke out in Belarus in the aftermath of the presidential elections. At that time, a special police unit, OMON, cracked down not only on protesters but also on ordinary passers-by.

The Glory of Terrible Eliz (dir. Eliška Kovaříková, Adam Struhala, Czechia, 2021)

During lunch at the school cafeteria, three 11-year-old boys did not fail to notice the mysterious Eliz. It turns out each of them has heard of the girl before.

ELBE DOCK Award Films - Programme 1

Cinema Hraničář, Ústí nad Labem

 

19. 5.- 13:00

Rondo (dir. Katharina Rivilis, Germany, 2022)

“Everything will end as it began.” During her holiday with her boyfriend Lars at the Baltic Sea, Zoé gets caught in a spiral of memories.

Sisters (dir. Andrea Szelesová, Czechia, 2021)

An animated story about the uniqueness and pitfalls of the sibling bond. The elder sister lives a miserable existence, stuck in the middle of the desert, unable to care for herself.

ELBE DOCK Award Films - Programme 2

Cinema Hraničář, Ústí nad Labem

 

19. 5. - 15:00

Thing (dir. Malte Stein, Germany, 2021)

A hot summer day. The sun shines and the buildings cast sharp shadows. Among people walking their pets, a stranger comes out into the hot concrete jungle.

Can you Still Feel the Butterflies? (dir. Radek Brousil, Kryštof Hlůže, Czechia, 2021)

A mysterious half-dead Fish ceases to see any meaning in its existence. But the resolve to end its own life begins to be undermined by the Inner Voice.

ELBE DOCK Award Films - Programme 3

Cinema Hraničář, Ústí nad Labem

 

Competition section ELBE DOCK Award - Dresden

 

20.5. - 16:00

The Glory of Terrible Eliz (dir. Eliška Kovaříková, Adam Struhala, Czechia, 2021)

During lunch at the school cafeteria, three 11-year-old boys did not fail to notice the mysterious Eliz. It turns out each of them has heard of the girl before.

Handbook (dir. Pavel Mozhar, Germany, Belarus, 2021)

In August 2020, widespread protests broke out in Belarus in the aftermath of the presidential elections. At that time, a special police unit, OMON, cracked down not only on protesters but also on ordinary passers-by.

ELBE DOCK Award Films - Programme 1

GEH8, Dresden

 

20.5. - 18:00

Sisters (dir. Andrea Szelesová, Czechia, 2021)

An animated story about the uniqueness and pitfalls of the sibling bond. The elder sister lives a miserable existence, stuck in the middle of the desert, unable to care for herself.

Rondo (dir. Katharina Rivilis, Germany, 2022)

“Everything will end as it began.” During her holiday with her boyfriend Lars at the Baltic Sea, Zoé gets caught in a spiral of memories.

ELBE DOCK Award Films - Programme 2

GEH8, Dresden

 

20.5. - 22:00

Can you Still Feel the Butterflies? (dir. Radek Brousil, Kryštof Hlůže, Czechia, 2021)

A mysterious half-dead Fish ceases to see any meaning in its existence. But the resolve to end its own life begins to be undermined by the Inner Voice.

Thing (dir. Malte Stein, Germany, 2021)

A hot summer day. The sun shines and the buildings cast sharp shadows. Among people walking their pets, a stranger comes out into the hot concrete jungle.

ELBE DOCK Award Films - Programme 3

GEH8, Dresden

 

Out of competition films:

 

15. 5. - 20:00 - Berlinale Shorts

Selection of short films from Berlinale 2022. How does the taste of German programmes communicate with the Czech audience?

Cinema Kavalírka, Prague

 

20.5. 12:00 Welcome to Czechia

Three promising directors explore Czech small-mindedness from different points of view. Unspoken feelings of anxiety, the fear of losing personal comfort, the avoidance of problems, but also the search for values, support and empathy. The three films are thus united not just by a wide range of emotions but above by their decisions.

GEH8, Dresden

 

Ústí nad Labem:

 

18.5. - 21.5. 14:00-20:00 - Behind open eyes

The future is a mental construct that helps us build and live. We are actually turning it into reality. It is a magnet, a reason that attracts us to existence; it is the driving force that manifests itself as the present in both meanings of the word – as time and as a gift.

But what is the vision of our future? How is our relationship to places that, due to circumstances, are gaining old-new significance changing? How to deal with the reality of constant connection to networks and devices? How does artificial intelligence view our world?

TroublingGAN is a critical generative art research project that is experimenting with the StyleGAN vector generative neural network. The research itself is based on a critique of techno-solutionism and the mystification of artificial intelligence. It focuses on generative neural networks and questions the value and reflects on the nature of the solutions that this type of technology can bring.

Lenka Hámošová is a designer, researcher and visual artist who explores the future use of synthetic media generated by Artificial Intelligence in the context of the post-truth era. Her research is conducted primarily through artistic research and participatory workshop methods. She is currently based in Prague, where she is pursuing her PhD at the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU). She is also one of the founding members of UROBOROS, curator of the Uroboros: Designing in Troubling Times festival.

Saori Kaneko, Richard Welz: FUKUSHIMA + HURINGIA LANDSCAPES (2014-2015, 2018-2019)

The photos are part of the political, media-reflective and artistic-scientific project »made by us« that focuses on the topic of release of radioactivity into the environment. Saori Kaneko and Richard Welz present an interdisciplinary and intercultural examination of the socially relevant but strongly suppressed issue of radioactive contamination, in particular its long-term effects caused by nuclear catastrophes and uranium mining. Due to their personal background and relationship to the topic, they concentrated their project on East Germany and Japan. The artistic duo scrutinize the positive and negative aspects of nuclear development and highlight parallels between the events in Chernobyl and Fukushima. Both studied at Bauhaus-Unitersität Weimar.

Martin Schulze: Instrument for studying complex feedback processes with a focus on variable decay cycles (work in progress)

The sculptor Martin Schulze is one of those artists who left the center and set out to live on the periphery. Born in Leipzig, he moved to Sonnenberg after studying at the University of Fine Arts in Braunschweig. He describes the artwork as a “decay mode”. It is an attempt to seek and understand how decay works; it is a technical system for observing the internal structures of decay cycles.

The Glass Room – Misinformation

Installation for independent re/search on data and privacy. You can explore how social networks and the Internet have changed the way we perceive and respond to information. You will get a glimpse into traditional and new tactics of influencing the Internet. Let’s ask ourselves a question; why do we spend so much time on the phone? Where to look for settings and how to clean your phone of unnecessary applications and content?

The traveling exhibition The Glass Room – Misinformation was created by the international non-profit organization Tactical Tech and its Czech version was introduced within the context of the #datamaze (DOX Centre, Prague) project.

 

Dresden:

 

20-21.5. Installation

of Czech artist Markéta Magidová and German artist Philipp Gloger.

GEH8, Dresden

 

20.5. 14:00 - Discussion: Creative Saxony and Ústí Region

What is the role of creative cultural industries in the recovery plan of these regions after the pandemic? What visions do we have for the future? What creative potential is there in Saxony and Ústí? The panellists: Lydia Göbel, Miroslav Koranda, Roman Černík. The moderator: Filip Rambousek

GEH8, Dresden

 

20.5. 20:00 - Concert: Jakub König

Singer-songwriter Jakub König hails from Česká Lípa. He is known for his projects KITTCHEN, Zvíře jménem podzim, Obří broskev.

GEH8, Dresden

 

21.5. 10:00 - Dresden Through a Different Lens

Uncoventional city walk with Ladislav Čumba.

GEH8, Dresden

 

21.5. 14:00 - Discussion: Do Not Underestimate Young Audience!

Discussion about the possibilities of actively involving young audiences in informal audio-visual education.

The panellists: Monica Koshka-Stein (Young Short Film Festival KUKI, Berlin), Berit Toepfer (Film Macht Mut, Dresden), Radka Hoffmanová (Young Film Fest, Prague)

The Moderator: Filip Rambousek

GEH8, Dresden

 

21.5. 18:00 - Industry Networking

Networking of Czech, German and international filmmakers and producers.

GEH8, Dresden

 

The ELBE DOCK Award Jury is Czech-German in 2022:

 

Malvína Balvínová

Festival programmer of Anifilm in Liberec, lecturer in audio-visual education and film journalist focused mainly on animated film.

 

Julie Žáčková

Czech film producer (films: Okupace, Pravomil). In 2017, she founded the Prague branch of the London-based Girls in Film platform, which introduces the work of promising young female filmmakers.

 

Anne Gaschütz

Co-director of International short film festival FILMFEST DRESDEN. She joined Locarno festival’s selection comitee of Pardi di Domani section in 2021.

 

Steffi Rostoski

German film producer. She founded the production company Ravir Film.