Notes from Eremocene

documentary film (2023, 78 min, SK/CZ)
original title: Poznámky z Eremocénu


A message in a bottle adrift in a sea of data.


Taking place in a future that does not yet exist, NOTES FROM EREMOCENE questions the ideal techno-optimistic model that lies ahead of us. From a curious, playful and critical standpoint, filmmaker Viera Čákanyová explores the potential of blockchain technology and artificial intelligence in dealing with complex global problems we humans create – climate change and the crisis of representative democracy. Combining diaristic film footage with 3D scanner images, Čákanyová poetically and forcefully stresses the inherent tension between the analogue and digital future of mankind.


A hands-on and deeply personal work, NOTES FROM EREMOCENE is an audiovisual postcard dispatched by filmmaker Viera Čákanyová into an ambivalent world to come. Drawing upon a fictional conversation with her future virtual clone, the film offers a window into a world in which the technological solutions mankind has devised for sustaining its existence have major and unexpected downsides.


>> 73rd Berlinale / Forum (DE)
>> 30th Febiofest Bratislava IFF / In the Heart of Europe Competition: Young Jury Award (SK)
>> 16th Beldocs IDFF /Eurimages Audentia Award nominees, Meteors (RS)
>> 20th Docudays UA IHRDFF / DOCU/ART (UA)
>> 12th Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba IFF / New Views (BR)
>> 29th Art Film Fest / Love & Anarchy (SK)
>> 22nd DokuFest IDSFF / View From the World (XK)
>> 14th MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival / Newcomers (MK)
>> 3rd MIRAGE festival / Directing award (NO)
>> 16th CinEast (LU)
>> 11th Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia (AT)
>> 4th Lima Alterna Festival / Competencia Internacional (PE)
>> 27th Ji.hlava IDFF / Czech Joy: Original approach award (CZ)
>> 24th One World Slovakia FF / Slovakia and the Czech Republic for Human Rights competition: Winning Film (SK)
>> 4th Transit Filmfest Regensburg / Hauptsektion (DE)
>> 41st Kasseler Dokfest / Feature Lenght Films (DE)
>> 26th RIDM – Montreal International Documentary Festival Festival (CA)
>> 26th One World IFF / Czech Competition: Best Czech Film (CZ)
>> 42nd Bergamo Film Meeting / Close Up (IT)
>> 59th Academia Film Olomouc / Czech & Slovak Competition (CZ)
>> 21st dokumentarfilmwoche hamburg / Filmprogramm (DE)
>> 14th Taiwan International Documentary Festival / Filmmakers in Focus (TW)


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Writer, Director: Viera Čákanyová
Dramaturgist: Klára Tasovská
DOP: Viera Čákanyová
Editing: Viera Čákanyová
Assistant editor: Alexandra Gojdičová
Sound design/mix: Marek Buranovský
Color grading: Dominik Jursa

Producer: Matej Sotník – guča films (SK)
Executive producer: Dorota Zacharová – guča films (SK)
Co-producer, Sales: Nina Numankadić – Marina films (CZ),
Co-producer: Tatiana Vallová – Radio and Television of Slovakia – RTVS (SK)
Commissioning editor (RTVS): Ondrej Starinský (SK)
Executive producer (RTVS): Roman Genský (SK)

Distribution: Film Expanded (SK), DAFilms (international VOD)
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