The Jihlava Manifesto (1997 – 2016)

One of the special sections marking the 20th anniversary of Jihlava IDFF will be The Jihlava Manifesto (1997 – 2016)

One film essay has been selected to represent each of the past festival editions. We consider film essay as one of the most complex art forms, and we have therefore decided to present 20 selected essays to introduce our audience to the contemporary ways of reflecting on the world around us. We will thus recall iconic films from the past two decades that will again hit the festival screen.

Here is the list of all 20 selected film essays:

  • Paper Heads by Dušan Hanák | JIDFF 1997
  • A New Hyperion, or Liberty, Equality, Fraternity by Karel Vachek | JIDFF 1998
  • Human Remains by Jay Rosenblatt | JIDFF 1999
  • Fungus by Vít Janeček | JIDFF 2000
  • The Sea That Thinks by Gert de Graaff | JIDFF 2001
  • Film Is (7-12) by Gustav Deutsch | JIDFF 2002
  • The Taste of Koumiz by Xavier Christiaens | JIDFF 2003
  • You Will Never Understand This by Anja Salomonowitz | JIDFF 2004
  • El Perro Negro - Stories from the Spanish Civil War by Péter Forgács | JIDFF 2005
  • Last Supper by Lars Bergström and Mats Bigert | JIDFF 2006
  • Fascination by Mike Hoolboom | JIDFF 2007
  • Plani di giardini ideali by Radek Tůma | JIDFF 2008
  • In Comparison by Harun Farocki and Matthias Rajmann | JIDFF 2009
  • Nostalgia for the Light by Patricio Guzmán | JIDFF 2010
  • The Lord Worked Wonders in Me by Albert Serra | JIDFF 2011
  • Kuichisan by Maiko Endo | JIDFF 2012
  • Touch by Shelly Silver | JIDFF 2013
  • Concerning Violence by Goran Hugo Olsson | JIDFF 2014
  • No Home Movie by Chantal Akerman | JIDFF 2015
  • Francofonia by Aleksandr Sokurov | JIDFF 2016