23 June, 2020

First virtual edition of Festival de Cannes brings the first online format of Marché du Film and we’re truly thrilled to have Veton Nurkollari, our artistic director of DokuFest invited to talk over the curatorial practices and programming selection process of film festivals, in a DOC TALK taking place online on June 24, at 11.30-12.30.

East-West Index 2020 panel discussion, hosted by Ji.hlava IDFF, featuring acclaimed speakers and film programmers from different film festivals, will explore the possibilities of wider diversity in programming across the world.

East-West Index 2020

Which Regions are Under-Represented in Programming of Film Festivals and Why?

In the time of growing concern over gender and racial equality in the film industry we have decided to bring attention to the programming selection process of film festivals with regards to balance of the world regions. Let us explore the specifics of programming of documentary film festivals in different national contexts and discuss if it is possible to achieve a wider diversity of films across the world. Where are the boundaries between the purely curatorial approach emphasizing artistic forms of films and the focus on capturing the variety of current movements in world cinema? What should the filmmakers do in order to have their films screened at film festivals outside their cultural milieu?


Álvaro Arroba, Bafici, Argentina
Emilie Bujès, Visions du Réel, Switzerland
Wanling Chen, Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival, Taiwan
Asaka Fujioka, Yamagata International Documentary, Japan
Veton Nurkollari, DokuFest, Kosovo
Thom Powers, DOC NYC / Toronto International Film Festival, US and Canada


Marek Hovorka, Festival Director, Ji.hlava IDFF, Czech Republic
Jarmila Outratová, Head of Industry, Ji.hlava IDFF, Czech Republic

Register here: Doc Talk – Ji.hlava IDFF / Marché du Film Online