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21st Ji.hlava IDFF is now over. 4 386 accredited visitors arrived to enjoy the festival

29. 10. 2017

The 21st edition of the annual Ji.hlava IDFF closed its doors. The festival’s overall attendance, just like in the previous year, reached nearly four and a half thousand accredited visitors. The Ji.hlava IDFF showcased over three hundred films at eight screening venues, hosted more than a thousand film professionals and organised almost one hundred and fifty discussions and Q&As. Starting... More >

21st Ji.hlava IDFF announces its winners!

28. 10. 2017

The best Czech documentary film is The Limits of Work by Apolena Rychlíková. The most notable world documentary title is The Wall by Russian filmmaker Dmitry Bogolubov. The Between the Seas section was dominated by Opera about Poland. The best feature-length debut is Meteors by Turkish director Gürcan Keltek and Panoptic by Lebanese filmmaker Rana Eid. The Contribution to World Cinema Award... More >

Director Marcel Ophuls and visual artist Kateřina Šedá arrived in Jihlava

28. 10. 2017

Since Friday evening, the Ji.hlava IDFF has been hosting the Oscar-winning director Marcel Ophuls. The best film in the section called A Testimony on Knowledge is the Argentinian title, Panic Attack. Visual artist Kateřina Šedá introduced her project Made in Slavutych. Saturday night will reveal the winners of the 21st Ji.hlava IDFF. The audience will also be treated to a historical cross-... More >

Ji.hlava explores The Limits of Work and hosts an author of a book about the Ku Klux Klan

27. 10. 2017

The Limits of Work directed by Apolena Rychlíková found its first audience. Polish reporter Katarzyna Surmiak-Domańska sheds light on true nature of the Ku Klux Klan. The award for the best film in the section, A Testimony on Politics, was granted to Last Men in Aleppo. On Friday, Ji.hlava will welcome director Marcel Ophuls and controversial Croatian theatre artist Oliver Frljić. More >

Ji.hlava’s Wednesday programme revolved around politics and nature, Thursday’s focus will be on social issues

25. 10. 2017

Director Pavel Křemen introduced a world premiere of a documentary portrait of Czech communist leader Milouš Jakeš. New competition section A Testimony on Nature was won by Dutch pictorial essay Nature: All Rights Reserved. On Thursday, Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson will reveal how to compose the best film music. Polish reporter Katarzyna Surmiak-Domańska will present her book... More >

The Ji.hlava IDFF opens with Mečiar at a Party Congress

24. 10. 2017

The 21st Ji.hlava IDFF was launched in the spirit of a party congress. The Respekt Award was given to Janek Rubeš for his reportage about currency scams. The second day of the festival will dish out a documentary portrait of former Czechoslovak communist leader Milouš Jakeš, a story of a Jihadist and a defence of animal rights. More >

Ji.hlava IDFF kicks off tomorrow

23. 10. 2017

The opening film will be The Lust for Power by Tereza Nvotová
The festival will open with a ceremony resembling a political rally, directed by Jiří Havelka More >

Film professionals are heading to Ji.hlava to attend its extended Industry Programme

23. 10. 2017

Over 1,000 film professionals have confirmed their attendance at the 21st Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, which opens tomorrow and lasts until October 29. More >

21st Ji.hlava IDFF: PRESSKIT

20. 10. 2017

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The 21st Ji.hlava IDFF revealed the programme

12. 10. 2017

The 21st edition of the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, the largest documentary film festival in the region of Central and Eastern Europe, will take place on October 24 to 29. More >

Jóhann Jóhannsson sets the tune of the 21st Ji.hlava IDFF 2017. The festival will celebrate Ophuls and Taiwanese cinema.

14. 9. 2017

Icelandic composer, musician, experimental filmmaker and award-winning author of music to Sicario and Arrival, Jóhann Jóhannsson is the author of this year’s Ji.hlava IDFF’s festival spot. More >

Visual of the 21st Ji.hlava IDFF unveiled

26. 6. 2017

The poster for the 21st Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, which will take place from October 24th to 29th, depicts a myriad of blended images. In his traditional poem to accompany the poster visual artist Juraj Horvath writes: “This year’s Ji.hlava is seemingly abstract,” also mentioning “extracted shots, hasty concluding thoughts”. The poster was unveiled on Monday,... More >

Ji.hlava IDFF announced launch of a new fund to support CEE documentaries

14. 2. 2017

The launch of a new film fund, which will provide in-kind grants for visual and sound post-production to documentaries originating in Central and Eastern Europe, was announced yesterday in Berlin. More >