This collection of short documentary films was created as a part of the My Street Films SK project. Over the course of eight months and under the guidance of notable figures in the domestic documentary industry, its participants developed original ideas into films, which we are now presenting at the ceremonial premiere. The collection reflects the unique response of authors to their immediate living space. Thematically, the films are contemporary: a penetrating documentary portrait; an essayistic reflection on the appropriation of architectural and historical symbols; a poetic narration about the magical charge of childhood places; and a view into a subculture that finds an escape from urban everyday life. The films reflect the creative freedom and roving spirit of young filmmakers, often without previous experience in filming. 

My Street Films is a format whose origin dates back to 2011, when the first year took place in the UK under the auspices of the prestigious London festival Open City Docs Fest. Since 2014, the project has been running continuously in the Czech Republic as an initiative of the VOD platform. The previous two Slovak editions were organised by Truc sphérique in Žilina (2015) and A4 in Bratislava (2017). In 2022, the National Cultural Centre took over the organisation of the Slovak branch of the project in cooperation with the Horný Šariš Cultural Centre. The purpose of the project is to educate in the field of documentary filmmaking, overlapping with citizen journalism. It is (also) aimed at those who are interested but have no previous formal film education, i.e. for all those who are attracted by the possibilities of the film medium to express their own view of the world that surrounds them. Each year begins with an open call for authors’ proposals, from which the jury selects those with the greatest potential. Their authors then get the opportunity to develop them into their own documentary films. 

The screening will be followed by a discussion with the authors and lectors.




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