15th Ji.hlava International
Documentary Film Festival
October 25 – 30, 2011
The number of festival screenings reached 30,000. The Jihlava Industry programme newly featured the Inspiration Forum as well as the Best Festival Poster competition, with the first laureate being the Canadian Hot Docs festival. A new tradition was launched with a section dedicated to Czech and foreign radio documentaries. The festival trailer’s theme was a burning bush alluding to the biblical parable of God’s appearance to Moses. On the second day, the festival tent whose unique party atmosphere had become legendary all across the world went up in flames. The jury of the Fascinations section, including an eleven-months-old Kajetán Růžička, presented the Best Experimental Film Award to Endeavour by Austrian director Johann Lurf. The members of the Vosto5 ensemble searched in Jihlava's fog for an alternative to the burnt festival tent.
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