Programme Sections 2016

Time programme

Competition Sections

Opus Bonum

Opus Bonum selects the best noteworthy documentaries representing diverse trends from around the world; all films are significant and so the festival offers the following game:...

Between the Seas

Between the Seas is a competition section for the countries and nations of Central and Eastern Europe, including their historical, political, and cultural interrelationships.

Czech Joy

Czech Joy is not only a prestigious competition for the best Czech documentary, but also a celebration of the diverse range of new topics and the adventurous spirit of cinematic...

First Lights

First Lights, a competition section that rises over the entire competition programme, focuses on the first great works of beginning documentary filmmakers. The selected films...

Fascinations

Fascinations is a large factory for experimental filmmaking that takes films based on reality and strips them of all that weighs them down, thus significantly expanding the...

Short Joy

Short Joy presents a competition selection of the best documentary shorts - consummate works exploring the possibilities and strenghts of documentary film within a limited time...

Fascinations: Exprmntl.cz

Exprmntl.cz is a competition survey of the latest Czech experimental films that touch upon reality and never cease in their search for new ways of expressing reality through...

Translucent Beings / Retrospectives

Translucent Being Bill Morrison

Thorough work with archival materials draws attention to the imprints and damages left behind over the course of time, reflecting its memory and shaping poetic images of a period...

Translucent Being Éric Rohmer

Although the documentary work of Éric Rohmer is not well known, it is important for an understanding of his fiction films. Rohmer’s first profession was as a...

Non-competition Sections

Special Event

Exceptional cinema events that guide us through a deep and critical reflection of the meanders of lived life in an unparalleled manner.

Witness

Witness is a selection of films that capture the current state of the world from various angles: as much as it may seem that there is no common thread running through them,...

Jihlava Manifesto 1997-2016

Containing layers of meaning, hovering in the tense atmosphere between social importance and intimate perspectives in cinema practice, the film essays reflect the contextual and...

Transparent Landscape: Iceland

Dramatic nature and the melancholy associated with doing battle with her not only demonstrate the number of ways in which an exploding volcano can be filmed, but also raise...

Transparent Landscape: Turkey

Coming to terms with the past, the clash of cultures, and intellectual reflections on everyday life – just three aspects of a country larger than Ukraine and as unknown as...

The Russian Avant-Garde

The pioneer of the moving image – Dziga Vertov – and other significant figures of the Russian interwar avant-garde explore not only Soviet society, but, even more...

Masterclass

A comprehensive look at the documentary methods, creative decisions, styles, and cinematic thinking of exceptional documentary filmmakers.

Siren Test

Explore today’s international music documentary and experimentation. How much of today’s flood of music is actually functional? Is there still such a thing as the art...

The American Elections - Donkey or Elephant?

The strong and dignified Republican elephant vs. the clever and daring Democratic donkey. Two parties are fighting over one country, for millions of votes and hours of media...

Fascinations: Aerial View

Presenting a view of the world from the best possible vantage point has always been a part of the longing to capture reality on film since the very early days of cinema. This...

Conference Fascination

In the past: Exceptional experimental films that were made under difficult conditions in the Eastern Block during the second half of the twentieth century. Now: Current Icelandic...

Doc-fi

Doc-fi expresses the conviction that the boundary between documentary and fiction is porous; in fact, that perhaps no such boundary exists at all – as shown by films whose...

Reality TV

Reality TV opens viewers‘ eyes to new television formats and presents the full range of current forms of crossover genres such as docudrama, docusoap, reality show, and...

Doc Alliance Selection

Doc Alliance is the result of an international partnership including the Czech Republic (Jihlava), Denmark (Copenhagen), France (Marseille), Germany (Leipzig), Poland (Warsaw),...

LUX Film Prize

A section dedicated to the European Parliament LUX Prize will showcase the winner and other finalists of its 2016 edition. The Prize aims to support European cinema...

Work in Progress

FAMU Presents

Czech Television Documentaries

Horácké Theater - Small Stage,
October 27 — October 29, 2016 In response to audience interest in its documentary work at past festivals, Czech...

My Street Films

During the three years of its existence, My Street Films has established itself as a major educational project that inspires interested members of the public to make short films,...

Workshops

Workshops are a place where viewers can meet with filmmakers and their work, a studio where images say even more because we can see them, talk about them, and ask about the...