News | International documentary Film Festival Latest news about International Documentary Film Festival in general. http://www.dokument-festival.com/ Sun, 23 Jul 2017 02:55:15 +0200 Sun, 23 Jul 2017 02:55:15 +0200 Pimcore CMS en hourly 1 Ji.hlava Film Fund 2017 recipients http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/31797%7C0710-jff-recipients International documentary Film Festival Mon, 10 Jul 2017 16:19:16 +0200 Boy of Wars Foreigner The Whale From Loriono Vienna Calling

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Ji.hlava Film Fund 2017 recipients

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Emerging Producers 2018 http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/31796%7C0709-ep-2018 International documentary Film Festival Mon, 10 Jul 2017 16:06:52 +0200 We are honoured to present the holders of the prestigious title – Emerging Producers 2018

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Emerging Producers 2018

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DOCU TALENTS @KVIFF 2017 http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/31793%7C0706-docu-talents-photos International documentary Film Festival Thu, 06 Jul 2017 11:40:04 +0200 Photo gallery: Presentation of brand new documentary films in progress from Central and Eastern Europe at Karlovy Vary IFF

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DOCU TALENTS @KVIFF 2017

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Visual of the 21st Ji.hlava IDFF unveiled http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/31783%7C0626-vizual International documentary Film Festival Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:54:37 +0200 Every year the poster provides a hint of the upcoming festival’s mood and focus, with the latest version reflecting the sense of intermingled film images

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Visual of the 21st Ji.hlava IDFF unveiled

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, June 26, at the Nonstrop Gallery in Jihlava, by the film festival’s executive director Katarína Holubcová. Both she and Juraj Horvath went on to add that they are “waiting for you at the cinema.”

ji.hlava 2017
image after image
hazy images in layers
Hup, two, three, four…
stop counting,
marching.
reflected reflections
segments within segments
extracted shots,
hasty concluding thoughts,
mythology compressed in onslaughts.
stand at attention,
a state in tension,
I’m waiting for you
at the cinema.

This year’s Ji.hlava is seemingly abstract,
but something is different.
Somewhat askew.
Images emerge from the dark.
Empty plans.
Multiple screens ready for action.

Juraj Horváth

Every year the poster provides a hint of the upcoming festival’s mood and focus, with the latest version reflecting the sense of intermingled film images. “The poster beautifully shows how individual shots are transformed as one follows another. In much the same way that colors change when they are mixed, shots edited into a sequence also take on new meanings,” says Holubcová about the festival’s new design. She goes on to add, “… and this applies, for instance, to the films screened at our festival as well as to the images that surround us all – morning, noon, and night.”

However, a film shot does not only lead to questions about what it shows, but also about what it does not show. “Filming a shot is subject to rules, to what is considered customary, and to final intentions. For example, the golden ratio, the desire to capture attention, or the longing to have emotional impact. In all cases, that which remains outside the shot remains unsaid,” according to Holubcová.

“And when Juraj Horváth playfully mentions ‘extracted shots, hasty concluding thoughts’, I would like to add that today we need documentary film more than ever before. As has been demonstrated by the recent news about the possible manipulation of the election in the USA, numerous cyberattacks, and the intentional dissemination of untruths and half-truths (not only on the Internet), documentaries are a way in which viewers can obtain sufficient information to reach their own conclusions. These are specifically the types of films that Ji.hlava has always striven to find. And we will continue in this endeavor even during the next decade,” concludes Holubcová reassuringly.

You can find the poster ih higher resolution HERE.

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Festival passes: 21st Ji.hlava IDFF 2016 http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/31782%7C0626-akreditace-spusteny International documentary Film Festival Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:21:40 +0200 Visitor accreditations: until September 1: CZK 350 until October 1: CZK 480 after October 1 and on the spot: CZK 700

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Festival passes: 21st Ji.hlava IDFF 2016

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DOCU TALENTS @KVIFF http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/31778%7C0621-docu-talents-2017 International documentary Film Festival Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:34:24 +0200 July 4, 2017 | 14.00 – 16.00 Karlovy Vary IFF | Congress Hall of Hotel Thermal

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DOCU TALENTS @KVIFF

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Submit your film http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/31768%7C0505-deadlines-now International documentary Film Festival Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:35:20 +0200 Submission deadlines: ⇾ films produced in 2017 ⇾ June 30 ⇾ rough cut of your film ⇾ July 31

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Submit your film

Ji.hlava IDFF has been chosen by the European Film Academy (EFA) as one of the European documentary festivals to pre-select films for the European Award for the Best Documentary Film of the Year. Each of the festivals nominates one film directed by a European director and released in world premiere directly to EFA’s pre-selection. EFA considers all other world premieres of European films and may add them to the pre-selection.

Also, winners of the Short Joy award will be eligible for the pre-selection in the Documentary Short Subject category of the Academy Awards®.

The Ji.hlava Film Fund provides in-kind grants for visual and sound post-production of mid-length or feature-length documentary and hybrid films at the stage of production or post-production originating in Central and Eastern Europe.

 

Deadlines

  • Deadline for films produced in 2016: April 30, 2017.

Please note that regarding films produced in 2016, we only accept works that were finished between September and December 2016. As for films produced earlier, only those are eligible for submission that have not been made and premiered in Europe.

  • Deadline for films produced in 2017: June 30, 2017.

  • You can also submit a rough cut of your film by July 31, 2017.

 

Online Film Submissions

You can submit your film(s) HERE.

 

Contact

If you have any questions regarding film submission for Ji.hlava IDFF please feel free to contact Viktor Koren at shipping@dokument-festival.cz / +420 775 864 828.

 

Competition sections of Ji.hlava IDFF:

  • Opus Bonum / International Competition

  • Between the Seas / Central and Eastern European Competition

  • Czech Joy / Czech Competition

  • Fascinations / International Competition for Experimental Documentary Films

  • Fascinations: exprmntl.cz / Competition for Czech Experimental Documentary Films

  • First Lights / Competition for Emerging Filmmakers

  • Short Joy / Competition for European Short Documentary Films (up to 30 minutes of running time)

The bronze prize for the Ji.hlava IDFF winners, made by sculpturer Viktor Karlík.

See the competition section winners of the 20th Ji.hlava IDFF 2016 and get inspired!

 

Submission conditions for the 21st Ji.hlava IDFF 2017

  • The Ji.hlava IDFF has no entry fee. Film submissions are free of charge.
  • We accept submissions of documentary and hybrid films and experimental documentary films. We also accept submissions of animated documentaries, online documentary projects or any of the cross-genre TV formats (docudrama, docusoap, reality show or mockumentary).
  • The length of the film is not important, we accept submissions of both feature and short-length documentaries. Also, we accept documentary series.
  • For more details on submission conditions, click here.

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Documentary mondays: Yellowing http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/31777%7C0609-dokupondeli-destnikova-revoluce International documentary Film Festival Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:35:10 +0200 The Hong Kong protests of 2014 known as the “Umbrella Revolution” over the course of 20 chapters Cinema Světozor, Prague | June 19, 2017 | 8.45 p.m.

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Documentary mondays: Yellowing

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Documentary mondays: The Perfect Future http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/31774%7C0523-dokupondeli-present-future International documentary Film Festival Tue, 23 May 2017 17:13:34 +0200 Cinema Světozor, Prague | May 29, 2017 | 8.45 p.m.

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Documentary mondays: The Perfect Future

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Echoes of JIDFF: France & Russia http://www.dokument-festival.com/news-detail/31759%7C0419-ozveny-francie-rusko International documentary Film Festival Thu, 25 May 2017 18:03:11 +0200 For the second time, the Echoes of Ji.hlava IDFF reached the north of France, and for the first time also Russia

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Echoes of JIDFF: France & Russia

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