FINAL PRESS RELEASE
28 October 2012
The 16th edition of the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival was held 23 – 28 October 2012. As in the past, the festival was organized by JSAF, o. s. The 17th annual festival will take place on the same dates next year, 23 – 28 October 2013.
Over the course of its existence, the Jihlava festival has become an indispensable Czech and worldwide documentary event, and has actively contributed to the promotion and distributions of documentary films. The Jihlava festival is a co-founder and member of the prestigious union of six important European documentary festivals, Doc Alliance
“This year was one of the best in the festival’s 16-year history. The excellent programme was appreciated by jurors and audiences alike, and the festival was attended by the largest number of accredited participants and outstanding guests in history. This poses a great challenge for the next, 17th edition,” says festival director Marek Hovorka.
THE 2012 JIHLAVA IDFF IN NUMBERS
The Jihlava festival was attended by 3,000 accredited guests, including 932 film professionals and festival guests and 198 journalists
the festival screenings were attended by a total of more than 30,000 viewers
the festival was organized with help from 125 volunteers
the sixth annual Media and Documentary seminar was attended by 74 Czech, 3 Slovak, and 2 French students
the festival showed 177 films of all lengths out of a total 2,500 submitted films.
the festival films came from 48 countries around the world
50 films were shown as world premieres, 13 as European premieres, and 5 as international premieres
the Czech Joy competition section for Czech documentaries showed 11 films
the Opus Bonum international competition section featured 15 films
the Between the Seas competition for the best documentary from Central and Eastern Europe screened 15 films
the Fascinations competition section showed 25 short films
this was the first year that the festival presented documentary theatre
this was the second year that the festival teamed up with Czech Radio to present a section on radio documentaries
the festival’s closing ceremony was recorded by Czech Television, which produced a 50-minute report entitled “Documentary Joy from Jihlava”, that was shown shortly after the winners of the various competition sections had been presented their prizes
Award for best Czech documentary film of 2012
The jury recognized Fortress (Pevnost, Czech Republic, 2012) by the directing duo of Klára Tasovská and Lukáš Kokeš as a work that, although it does not look at the Czech Republic, offers Czechs an important message.
The documentary presents a visit to the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (a.k.a. Trans-Dniestr) as a trip to a museum of communist totalitarianism. The country, whose independence has been recognized by only a few other states, remains an isolated multi-ethnic enclave held together by an authoritarian regime. In a country where you are only allowed to film out the window of a train, the locals are afraid of being denounced but are glad to live in a comfortable refuge from the hectic modern world, and songs on television celebrate the president.
- description taken from the catalogue for the 2012 Jihlava IDFF
The jury also awarded honourable mention to two films – Two Nil (Dva nula, Czech Republic, 2012) by director Pavel Abrahám and Stone Games (Hra o kámen, Czech Republic, 2012) by director Jan Gebrt – for the meticulous and inventive approach to presenting two views of Czech society.
The jury included:
Ivan Havel / scientist (Czech Republic)
Martin Mareček / director and musician, last year’s winner (Czech Republic)
Tamara Moyzes / curator and filmmaker (Slovakia)
Jiří Šmíd / journalist and screenwriter (Czech Republic)
Vítězslav Schrek / musician and theatre professional (Czech Republic)
BETWEEN THE SEAS
Award for the best Central and Eastern European documentary film of 2012
The jury for the Between the Seas section chose director Srdjan Keča’s Mirage (Great Britain, Serbia, 2011) for its daring and inventive approach to filmmaking.
Dubai becomes the setting for an audiovisual meditation contrasting the majestic and exuberant life of the big city with the uneasy and cheerless life of its inhabitants. The film captures Dubai after the economic crisis has interrupted an era of feverish construction, and creates a delicate impression where long rides through town alternate with close-ups of women lying on the beach and images of sandstorms burying construction workers.
- description taken from the catalogue for the 2012 Jihlava IDFF
The jury’s honourable mention went to director Igor Bezinović’s Blockade (Blokada, Croatia, 2012) for achieving an exceptional level of quality within the framework of a classical observational documentary as originally defined by John Grierson.
The jury included:
Jeremy Orlebar / radio and television producer, educator (Great Britain)
Mohammadreza Farzad / actor and documentary filmmaker (Iran)
Tomáš Hrubý / producer (Czech Republic)
Ted Grouya / producer and director (USA)
Award for best international documentary film of 2012
As the sole juror of the Opus Bonum section, Belgian filmmaker Xavier Christiaens chose to present the section’s award to director Maiko Endo’s Kuichisan (Japan, USA, 2011), among other things for its multiple viewpoints and its fiery and intuitive approach, which with extreme sensitivity takes a broad view of time and various ways of working with images.
This portrait of Okinawa, a Japanese island formerly home to an American military base, is conceived as a young boy’s daydream-like wanderings, his attention randomly falling on various objects and events. The film thus represents a bold victory of cinematic intuition over method and order. The combination of 16mm black-and-white camera with colour images, a soundtrack disconnected from the images, and the blurring of the boundaries between documentary and fiction make this film an enigmatic but fascinating experience.
- description taken from the catalogue for the 2012 Jihlava IDFF
Award for best experimental documentary film of 2012
The jury presented the award to director Robert Todd’s undergROWTH (USA, 2011), which they appreciated for the fact that it does not work with the usual artistic tools of experimental film, but instead modestly subordinates form to the message, which may just be the reason why the film manages to enter a fascinating realm of poetry.
The movement of an owl’s head becomes inspiration for the camera’s movement in nature as it shows the home of the Barred Owl, a nocturnal bird with distinctive colouring that we explore in many different close-ups. Eternal rules of survival, related to their excellent vision in the dark, are projected into meticulous observation of owl behaviour and movements that might represent danger.
- description taken from the catalogue for the 2012 Jihlava IDFF
The jury included:
Petr Skala / experimental filmmaker and documentarian (Czech Republic)
Hana Skalová / producer and radio scriptwriter (Czech Republic)
Bohdana Kerbachová / film historian and educator (Czech Republic)
The Spectators Prize went to director Adam Ol'ha’s New Life of a Family Album (Nový život, Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2012).
In 2005, documentary filmmaker Adam Oľha’s father decided to leave his wife and six children in order to start a new life. As the oldest of the siblings and the only remaining man in the family, Adam explores his father’s old photographs, compares them with the present, and tries to discover what led to such a radical decision. He traces his parents’ relationship from its beginnings, reveals problems in communication between husband and wife at a particular time, and observes how they are reflected in the lives of his sisters.
- description taken from the catalogue for the 2012 Jihlava IDFF
SPECIAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
At the festival’s closing ceremony, the lifetime achievement award went to Czech director Vojtěch Jasný for never being afraid and always showing the authenticity of the world, in both his documentary as well as fiction films.
SILVER EYE AWARD
The Institute of Documentary film presented the Silver Eye Award to three outstanding documentaries in three categories from the East Silver market. This year, the Silver Eye Award went to the best short documentary Cut-Paste (dir. Rafal Samusik, Poland, 2012), best medium-length documentary We Will Be Happy One Day (dir. Pawel Wysoczański, Poland, 2012), and best feature-length documentary Sofia’s Last Ambulance (dir. Ilian Metev, Bulgaria, Croatia, 2012), which stood out for its inventive and colourful style and for the unique way in which it reflects society through the eye’s of one particular profession.
Honourable mention went to the energetic Slovak documentary The Gypsy Vote (Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2012) by director Jaroslav Vojtek. The jurors particularly appreciated the film’s exceptionally high-quality editing, large dose of humour, and unquestionably positive message.
Film professionals in the jury:
Thierry Detaille - Ventes - CBA/Wip (Belgium)
Jukka-Pekka Laakso - Tampere Film Festival (Finland)
Georgy Molodtsov - Studio Ostrov, TV-Kultura (Russia)
Terry Stevens – Dogwoof (United Kingdom)
Laurien ten Houten – IDFA (Netherlands)
Anna-Lena Byström – SVT (Sweden)
Ina Rossow - Deckert Distribution (Germany)
Rada Sesić – Sarajevo FF, IFF Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Francis Kandel – CANALPLUS (France)
The Respekt Award for best domestic television, video on online reportage from the past year was presented at the festival’s opening ceremony. Erik Tabery, editor-in-chief of the weekly news Respekt magazine, announced the winner and presented the 2012 Respekt Award to Aneta Snopová and Markéta Dobiášová from Czech Television for their investigative report Kauza Casa (The Casa Affair) from the series Reportéři ČT.
2012 AWARD FOR THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FESTIVAL POSTER AND AUDIENCE AWARD
The film festival representatives who attended this year’s Festival Identity workshop chose the poster from Lithuania’s 2012 Kino Pavasaris festival as the Most Beautiful Festival Poster from 2011 and 2012. Kino Pavasaris will this receive an opportunity to exhibit a retrospective of its posters at the 2013 festival in Jihlava.
The same poster was also the winner of the Audience Award.
2012 jihlava international DOCUMENTARY film festival
As in past years, the largest celebration of original documentary film in Central and Eastern Europe presented a diverse range of Czech and foreign films, with many world, international, European, and Czech premieres.
This year, the programme for film professionals again included a diverse range of events fro filmmakers, producers, and film festival organizers.
The Emerging Producers workshop brought together talented European producers with film professionals. The Inspiration Forum, organized by Filip Remunda, is a four-day meeting of selected directors from around the world with notable individuals from outside of the film industry; its aim was to initiate new topics in documentary film.
The Festival Identity workshop, intended for film festival organizers, provided a forum for people to meet and develop various forms of cooperation. The Distribution Forum offered filmmakers a chance to present their films-in-progress to distributors, sales representatives, television purchasers, film festivals and other organizations.
The Visegrad Accelerator project brought together film professionals from the Visegrad countries. The main objective of the East Silver market was to support and promote quality documentary film from Central and Eastern Europe.
The participants in Ex Oriente Film, organized by the Institute of Documentary Film, brought 13 documentary projects to Jihlava for the second meeting of this yearlong workshop.
This year’s festival saw the sixth edition of the Media and Documentary seminar for students of journalism of film theory who want to learn the specific features of writing about documentary film in various forms of print media.
The festival’s rich accompanying programme includes concerts, theatre performances, author readings, the first festival of documentary theatre, radio documentaries, and exhibitions. For the third year, selected festival screenings were hold in the living rooms of selected Jihlava households as part of Your Home Festival. As in the past, the docalliancefilms website (dafilms.com) acts as a year-round gateway to documentary film.
SELECTED FESTIVAL GUESTS
The guests of the Inspiration Forum, a meeting of ten selected directors from around the world with notable individuals from outside of the film community, were Chinese author Gao Xingjian, Pakistani author Tariq Ali, and three members of the feminist group FEMEN, including Anna Hutsol, who founded the group in 2008.
The Institute of Documentary Film and the Jihlava IDFF also presented a Master Class by original Danish filmmaker Mads Brügger.
Director Jero Yun was personally present for the world premier of Looking for North Koreans, his film about travelling along the border of North Korea and the chilling encounters with the country’s inhabitants.
Laurens Drillich came to introduce Endemol, one of the world’s most important producers of reality TV shows, to which the Jihlava IDFF has dedicated a regular section for three years.
Indian director Ray Sandeep presented the European premier of his most recent documentary film, The Sound of Old Rooms, in the Opus Bonum section. Andrey Gryazev came to present Tomorrow; his portrait of the extreme art group Vojna was well received at this year’s Berlinale.
Director Vojtěch Jasný was presented with a lifetime achievement award at the festival’s closing ceremony.
The festival was also attended by most directors of the films in the Czech Joy section. In addition to Lukáš Kokeš, director of the winning film Fortress, other participants included Jan Gebert, Pavel Abrahám, Jan Gogola and Miroslav Janek.
PUBLISHING ACTIVITIES – MONOGRAPH ON CHRIS MARKER
The Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, in collaboration with AMU Publishers, is publishing a monograph on French director Chris Marker, written by film historian and Jihlava IDFF selector David Čeněk. His original monograph is supplemented by texts written by foreign authors – analyses of Marker’s films and the contexts in which they were created. The book also includes two of Marker’s scripts for imaginary films. The book’s publication was inspired by a retrospective of Marker’s films at the Jihlava festival. The book release party took place at the closing ceremony of the 16th Jihlava IDFF.
selects the best noteworthy documentaries representing diverse trends from around the world. There is only one juror, who selects the most interesting work.
Between the Seas
is a competition section for the countries and nations of Central and Eastern Europe. It presents documentary ideas within these countries’ historical, political, and cultural interrelationships.
is not only a prestigious competition for the best Czech documentary, but also a celebration of the diversity of Czech cinema.
is a competitive overview of experimental films that presents unique approaches to the depiction of reality.
Transparent Being Alberto Cavalcanti
Alberto Cavalcanti was a leading representative of 1920s French avant-garde film and the director of the most important post-war films in his native Brazil. His films made in England during the 1930s make him a legend of documentary film.
Tribute Ai Weiwei
“You’re in total isolation. And you don’t know how long you’re going to be there, but you truly believe they can do anything to you. There’s no way to even question it. You’re not protected by anything. Why am I here? Your mind is very uncertain of time. You become like mad. It’s very hard for anyone. Even for people who have strong beliefs.” (Ai Weiwei)
Tribute Omar Amiralay
At a time when Syria is plunged into violence, we remember the work of this Syrian documentarian and activist, who in the search of the origins of his country’s traditions discovered new symbols for the civilizational and political conflicts of the Arab world.
Tribute Chris Marker
Chris Marker’s friend found the famous director and recluse’s lifeless body on the day of his 91st birthday. His expansive and mysterious works radiate a deep mediation of our civilization and an obsession with time, combined with an analysis between image and memory.
Special Event 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, within the context of Czech and international documentary filmmaking these are works that, for many different reasons, cannot be overlooked.
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 „otherness“ alters our understanding of cinema.
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 mockumentary.
Man in Revolt
By rebelling against the absurd conditions (whether social, political, or personal) that waste life, the rebel shows a solidarity with others and encourages them to struggle for a more human world. “I rebel, therefore we exist.” (Albert Camus)
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
This extraordinary section shows the way of life in North Korea, presenting unique local documentary filmmaking. This may be our first look at how this country presents itself.
Czech View on the DPRK
“Oh, the horror! At this ghastly hour, an American aviator, pushed a button, and dropped bacteria on Korea,” wrote the lyrical poet Jan Skácel in the service of communist propaganda. Czechoslovak film took a similar approach to the first hot conflict of the Cold War: Hands off Korea!
It is not easy to paint a landscape despite the effort to grasp its variety. Selection of the most interesting Czech documentaries.
Fascinations – Eprmntl.cz
Exprmntl.cz is a survey of the latest Czech experimental films that touch upon reality and never cease in their search for new ways of expressing reality through classical and digital film.
Czech Television Presents
offers a selection of the most interesting documentaries produced by Czech Television, which continues to play an important role in the creation and presentation of documentary film.
Lost Prints of FAMU
Lost Prints of FAMU is a unique section in which renowned Czech documentary filmmakers present distinctive films by former classmates who took a different path in life after graduation and for the most part do not work in documentary film. Personal memories write a different history.
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), and Switzerland (Nyon); in each country, the project presents three selected films in order to showcase current trends in documentary film.
LUX Film Days
LUX Film Days is a section representing three films selected for the European Parliament LUX prize. Through LUX Prize, the European Parliament casts an annual spotlight on films that explore the questions of European identity.
Short Joy presents a selection of the best Czech and international documentary shorts – consummate works exploring the possibilities and strengths of documentary film within a limited time framework.
Films by promising students of FAMU.
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 films.
Day for Audiovisual Heritage
The festival thus joins in celebrating a holiday declared by UNESCO for 27 October in order to call attention to the vulnerability of cinematographic memory.
The Industry Programme for supporting documentary film in Central and Eastern Europe concluded on Sunday, and some 400 film professionals – directors, television producers and purchasers from important European and American television stations, representatives from foreign film festivals and funds, distributors, sales agents, and other guests – headed home.
This was the first edition of this promotional and educational project aimed at bringing together talented producers of documentary films from the EU. The workshop’s main goal is to bring together talented European producers and film professionals, in particular those focused on documentary cinema. We are convinced that this project will open up debate on the contemporary European production system, its effectivity and its limitations, and we hope that the project will succeed in identifying unused and as-of-yet undiscovered opportunities.
The project should also provide participating producers with information from the field of audiovisual production, increase their familiarity with the film market, and provide them with an opportunity to make contacts with producers from other countries, thus increasing the potential for future European co-productions.
Emerging Producers is realized in collaboration with the Media Desk offices in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Croatia, Cyprus, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Norway, Poland, Austria, Greece, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (Catalonia), and Switzerland, and MEDIA Antenna Torino.
The Czech Republic was represented by producer Hana Třeštíková; the main experts were Irena Taskovski and Pablo Benzi.
This unique project, curated by Filip Remunda, takes a new approach to bringing together the film and non-film world. Filmmakers work with each of the speakers in three phases in order to identify potential topics for documentary films. The first phase is also open to the general public. This is the first project of its kind at any film festival.
This year’s speakers were author and journalist Tariq Ali, Nobel Prize for literature laureate Gao Xingjian, and three members of the Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN.
New topics were developed with each of the three guests in three stages:
Part 1 / Public lecture and moderated discussion
Part 2 / Closed discussion among IF speakers and participants
Part 3 / One-on-one discussions between IF speakers and participants
A selection of participating directors: Norway: Truls Lie, Israel: Eran Barak, Hungary: Klara Trencsenyi, Germany: Michael Schmacke, Poland: Tomasz Jeziorski, Russia: Nikita Pavlov, Serbia: Srdjan Keča.
The goal of the third edition of this workshop for festival directors, programming directors, and commissioning editors was to provide a platform for sharing new information and for discussing subjects that bring festivals together and also keep them apart.
This year, the workshop’s practical section was expanded to two days. The programme included lectures and moderated discussions, as well as small meetings of groups of participants from various festivals. The two-day seminar was divided into four thematic blocks and small discussion groups.
The second edition of presentations of in-progress film projects for distributors, sales representatives, television purchasers, film festivals and other organizations. This promotional platform is focused on feature-length films with festival ambitions and on the search for ideal distribution strategies. The forum presented European documentary films at various stages of production of post-production. In 20- to 25-minute presentations, each film’s representative will show excerpts from the existing footage; introduce the film’s subject, concept, and documentary method; and summarize its financing and distribution status.
The Forum focused on the selected projects’ distribution aspects as well as on the filmmakers’ directorial and dramaturgical approaches. The presentations’ main audience consisted of distributors, sales agents, commissioning editors, theatre owners, and festival programming directors, who thus had an opportunity to discover and acquire new films for their distribution or programming.
INSTITUTE OF DOCUMENTARY FILM AT THE 16TH JIHLAVA IDFF
From 23 to 28 October, the 9th edition of the East Silver market presented 267 eastern European documentary films completed in 2011/2012 that by IDF representatives carefully selected from nearly 600 submitted films. In addition, the videotheque also included the 124 documentaries screened at the Jihlava IDFF. Some 192 accredited film professionals – especially distributors, sales agents, festival and television representatives, as well as producers and directors from eastern Europe – came to use the well-insulated video booths and to attend dozens of previously arranged meetings. Statistics confirm that, as in past year, East Silver enjoyed a great amount of interest – this year, we registered 2,281 film viewings, and based on the number of requests for sample DVDs, film professionals expressed an interest in 187 films.
Silver Eye Award
During each year’s Jihlava IDFF closing ceremony, the Institute of Documentary Film presents the Silver Eye Award to three outstanding documentaries in three categories from the East Silver market. This year, the Silver Eye Award went to the best short documentary Cut-Paste (dir. Rafal Samusik, Poland, 2012), best medium-length documentary We Will Be Happy One Day (dir. Pawel Wysoczański, Poland, 2012), and best feature-length documentary Sofia’s Last Ambulance (dir. Ilian Metev, Bulgaria, Croatia, 2012). Honourable mention went to the energetic Slovak documentary The Gypsy Vote by director Jaroslav Vojtek, which had its world premiere in Jihlava.
All winners of the Silver Eye Awards also receive a financial reward of 1,500 euros, and can look forward to a full year of distribution support as part of the East Silver Caravan festival service, which will help them participate in more than 80 film festivals.
Ex Oriente Film
This year, Jihlava hosted the second part of the 10th anniversary Ex Oriente Film workshop, which brings talented eastern European documentarians and producers to the Czech Republic. After a June workshop in Roztoky near Prague, creative teams for 13 documentary projects from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia, Latvia, Russia, Estonia, and Georgia came together for another working week. During the workshop, participants focused in particular on budget strategy, the legal aspects of co-production, and other issues related to writing, the dynamics of the script, and the rough outlines of the edited product. Each day, they were guided by experienced foreign and domestic instructors and guests, who also took time between lectures to focus individual attention on the various projects.
FILM PROFESSIONALS AND GUESTS
Aida Abbasová, Pavel Abrahám, Andran Abramjan, Sinai Abt, Tereza Adámková, Rudolf Adler, Katja Adomeit, Josef Albrecht, Tariq Ali, Taher Alwan, Emesto Anaya, Marta Andreu Munoz, Jindřich Andrš, Bijan Anquetil, Christa Auderlitzky, Dani Ayala, Gaby Babic, Nemanja Babic, Lubomír Bachraty, Boris Bakal, Kristyna Balabanova, Robert Balinski, Miroslav Bambušek, Eran Barak, Anna Bartošková, Kristýna Bartošová, Kateřina Bartošová, Iva Bartošová, Zuzana Bartošová, Iva Baslarová, Kazz Basma, Pavel Bednařík, Christian Beetz, Giedre Beinoriute, Alexandru Belc, Ilinca Belciu, Stepan Benda, Helena Bendová, Mariola Benesz, Timo Benit, Bibiana Beňová, Paolo Benzi, Pavel Berčík, Birgit Bergmann, Maria Helene Bertino, Igor Bezinović, Ivan Biel, Zuzana Bieliková, Robert Bílý, Ľuboš Bišto, Tor Bjerke, Iulia Blaga, Zdeněk Blaha, Lenka Blahová, Kryštof Bloch, Matej Bobrik, Drahomíra Bohdálková, Maciej Bochniak, Tomáš Bojar, Barbora Bokšteflová, Andreea Cristina Bortun, Žofia Bosáková, Jean Boué, Anaelle Bourguignon, Juliusz Braun, Gwenael Brees, Michal Bregant, Aaron Brookner, Adam Brothánek, Angelika Brudniak, Mads Brügger, Florian Brüning, Jana Bučka, Štefan Bučka, Claudia Bucher, Anna-Lena Byström, Edward Caffrey, Özge Calafato, Alex Campos, David Canat, Alessandro Carroli, Dario Castelli, Dusan Cavic, Caroline Sascha Cogez, Charlotte Cook, Tommaso Cotronei, Bram Crols, Maciej Cuske, Tim Cutler, Pavel Čejka, David Čeněk, Aleš Čermák, Jana Černík, Filippo D´Angelo, Jan Daňhel, Marina Danic, Gerco de Ruijter, Heino Deckert, Lejla Dedic, Rebecca DePas, Cazim Dervisevic, Thierry Detaille, Sabina Dogic, Kamila Dohnalová, Linda Dombrowski, Tony Donoghue, Tomáš Doruška, Patricia Drati Rønde, Laurens Drillich, Martina Dulebová, Evgeny Dunaev, Victoria Dunaeva, Charlotte Dupré, Marek Dusak, Martin Dušek, Veronika Dvořáčková, Milan Dvořák, Michal Dvořák, Michael Dvořák, Sigrid Dyekjær, Marina Dykukha, Anna Dziapshipa, Pierre Ellul, Tereza Engelova, Ekaterina Eremenko, Anu Ernits, Martin Errichiello, Hajdu Eszter, Dominika Faberova, Elisabetta Fanti, Jitka Fantova, Sean Farnel, Dalibor Fencl, Maria Ferenčuhová, Richard Fiala, Jiří Forejt, Agáta Foukalová, Stefanie Franz, Anna Freimanová, Tereza Freyová, Alessandro Gagliardo, Liga Gaisa, Xingjian Gao, Lukáš Gargulák, Adam Gebert, Jan Gebert, Matej Géci, Delyan Georgiev, Elvira Geppert, Anita Gerencser, Vernon Gielen, Uta Gildhuis, Audrey Ginestet, Tomáš Glanc, Jurga Gluskiniene, Michael Goebharter, Jan Gogola, Saša Gojdic, Agata Golanska, Marta Golba, Natálie Gorbaněvská, Julia Gouin, Natalie Gravenor, Jozef Gréč, Barbora Greplova, Michael Grigsby, Diana Groó, Nicolas Grospierre, Ted Grouya, Gints Grube, Lukasz Grudzinski, Andrey Gryazev, Vasil Gyurov, Kateřina Hager, Eszter Hajdú, Karim El Hakim, Hedvika Hansalová, Tereza Harmatová, Philippa Harris, Petr Hátle, Bohdan Heblík, Jitka Hejtmanová, Sebastian Helm, Hugh Henley, Monika Hertlová, Monika Hertlová, Masa Hilcisin, Virginia Hilyard, Tomas Hirt, Katarína Hlinčíková, Erika Hníková, Andrea Hock, Martina Holá, Lenka Hollerová, Katarina Holubcova, Zdeněk Holý, Haruna Honcoopová, Tereza Horská, Martin Horyna, Lukáš Houdek, Viktória Hozzová, Anna Hrabáčková, Alžběta Hrabicová, Jan Hrnčíř, Pavel Hronovský, Ivana Hucíková, Bettina Humer, Daniela Hurábová, Anna Hutsol, Zdeněk Chaloupka, Olga Chertok, Emmanuel Chicon, Daniela Chlapíková, Armande Chollat-Namy, Julian Chou Lambert, Sandrine Christiaens, Vladimíra Chytilová, Brigid Igoe, Monika Iľašová, Staňková Ilona, Martina Ipša, Anna Jadowska, Vanja Jambrovic, Martin Ján, Veronika Janatková, Anna Jancsó, Petr Jančárek, Linda Jandejsková, Vít Janeček, Veronika Janečková, Miroslav Janek, Jakub Jansa, Salome Jashi, Vojtěch Jasný, Pavel Jech, Tomasz Jeziorski, Martin Ježek, Viola Ježková, Jan Jílek, Tomáš Jirsa, Lukáš Jirsa, Gigja Jonsdottir, Laura C. Juller, Laura Juller Capatana, Dušan Jurčík, Pavel Jurda, Sinisha Juricic, Martina Juříková, Nejah Kaabi, Michael Kaboš, Susanne Kaestle, Vierturs Kairiss, Alana Kakoyiannis, Agáta Kalvachová, Ondřej Kamenický, Tomáš Kaminský, Francis Kandel, Nicole Kandioler, Kasia Kania, Marianne Kapfer, Eliska Kaplicky Fuchsova, Dora Kaprálová, Jürgen Karasek, Alžběta Karásková, Anna Kaslová, Hanka Kasteličová, Judit Kastner, Amanda Kastrati, Vesela Kazakova, Srđan Keča, Ivan Kelava, Peter Kerekeš, Myassa Kerrad, Kadriann Kibus, Jaak Kilmi, Michal Kindernay, Michal Klimkiewicz, Stefan Kloos, Vít Klusák, Guy Knafo, Marija Knezevic, Martina Knoblochová, Katarina Kocalkova, Elena Kocalkova, Ivan Kočner, Zuzana Kodatová, Lucie Koděrová, Martin Kohout, Rozálie Kohoutová, Lukáš Kokeš, Jan Kolinsky, Martin Kollar, Orsolya Komlosi, Adéla Komrzýová, Jiří Konečný, Lubomír Konečný, Nataša Koppová, Radana Korená, Olga Korotkaya, Josef Korvas, Lumír Košař, Eva Koťátková, Josef Kotěšovský, Zsofia Lilli Kovacs, Adéla Kovácsová, Peter Kováčik, Malgorzata Koziol, Pepa Krajbich, Jiří Králík, Lucie Králová, Jan Krása, Jaroslav Kratochvíl, Tomáš Kratochvíl, Jan Kraus, Krystyna Krauze, Dan Krejca, Gabby Kreuter, Gabrielle Kreutter, Andrej Krob, Christian Krönes, Milan Kruml, Kateřina Krusová, Anna Kryvenko, Terezie Křížkovská, Elena Kubalíková, Vlasta Kubánková, René Kubášek, Pavla Kubečková, Ondřej Kuhn, Hana Kulhánková, Robin Kvapil, Alexandre Kvatashidze, Jukka-Pekka Laakso, Robert Lakatos, Marta Lamperová, Stefanie Langer, Miro Lánik, Alexandre Larose, Sára László, Jan Látal, Monika Le Fay, Primož Ledinek, MIliana Lenak, Favier Leo, Liis Lepik, Adam Levý, Adam Lewandowski, Jet Leyco, Vladimír Lhoták, Zuzana Li, Truls Lie, Yin Lin Lung, Robin Lipo, Alexandra Lipovská, Veronika Lišková, Elina Litvinova, Marek Loskot, Lenka Lovicarová, Julie Ludwig, Eva Lustigová, Mark Lwoff, Igor M. Toholj, Hrvoje Mabić, Kate MacKay, Cynthia Madansky, Jenne Magno, Jakub Mahler, David Macháček, David Macháček, Vuk Maksimovic, Marie Malinová, Filip Antoni Malinowski, Muazammil Mamat, Škop Marko, Taťána Marková, Přemysl Martinek, Maria Martiniaková, Kateřina Matějíčková, Ivo Mathé, Mladen Matičević, Mika Mattila, Marek Matvija, Guillaume Maupin, Pauline Mazenod, Alžběta Medlová, Ján Meliš, Alyssa Mello, David Mencl, Sandor Mester, Albena Mihaylova, Andrea Michálková, Tereza Michalová, Václav Mika, Tomas Mikeska, Liliana Mikhnevich, Monika Mikušová, Mina Mileva, Vladimir Milovanovic, Jana Mináriková, Ioana Mischie, Ivana Mladenovic, Denis Molčanov, Georgy Molodtsov, Pierre Morath, Jan Moravec, Ondřej Moravec, Peter Moravek, Sameh Morsy, Friedrich Moser, Evdokiya Moskvina, Jan Motal, Boris Múdry, Petr Mynařík, Walter Nagy, Frosina Naumovska, Audun Nedrelid, Kristina Nedvědová, Richard Němec, Gyula Nemes, Libor Nemeškal, Petra Nesvačilová, Aurelian Nica, Constantinos Nikiforou, Nikolaj Nikitin, Nikolaj Nikitin, Markku Niska, Martina Novotná, Nina Numankadič, Tereza Nvotová, Olle Öberg, Rialda Ocuz, Diana Olčáková, Adam Oľha, Pavol Ondruška, Marie Ondřichová, Mikael Opstrup, Peter Osuch, Yasmin Özkaynak, George Panteleakis, Helena Papírníková, Jan Papoušek, Adam Paszternak, Ivana Pauerová Miloševičová, Mazenod Pauline, Anca Paunescu, Paul Pauwels, Lorena Pavlic, Šárka Pavlicová, Nikita Pavlov, Braňo Pažitka, Marika Pecháčková, Zuzana Petráchová, Tudor Petremarin, Magdalena Petrović, Dragan Petrović, Miso Petrovsky, Christian Pfabigan, Heidi Phillips, Emma Piper-Burket, Carlo Pisani, Zuzana Piussi, Jana Počtová, Tereza Polachová, Jarmila Poláková, Tomáš Polenský, Théo Ponchon, Dimitar Popov, Oriol Porta, Viktor Portel, Gregory Portnoy, Tereza Porybná, Martin Pošta, Ondřej Poultera, Patricie Pouzarová, Andrea Prenghyová, Tomas Pristiak, Radim Procházka, Jiří Procházka, Radim Procházka, Vojtěch Procházka, Ondřej Provazník, Štěpánka Prucková, Kristina Prunerova, Lukáš Přibyl, Květoslava Přibylová, Jana Ptáčková, Mirsad Purivatra, Anna Purkrabkova, Pavel Rajčan, Bohdana Rambousková, Dana Ranga, Zuzana Raušová, Marijke Rawie, Sandeep Ray, Marc Recchia, Tereza Reichová, Jáchym Rejžek, Filip Remunda, Andres Avila Reyes, Hana Rezková, Arash T. Riahi, Jaroslav Ridzoň, Jana Ripplová, Christophe Rolin, Mandy Rose, Ina Rossow, Marko Rukavina, Stefan Rull, Goda Rupeikaite, Alice Růžičková, Tomáš Rychecký, Apolena Rychlíková, Vojtěch Rynda, Miriam Ryndová, Pavel Řehořík, Martin Řezníček, Daniel Saltzwedel, Silvia Sandrone, László Sára, Sharma Sarita, Migle Satkauskaite, Maximilian Sauerbier, Jirí Sedlák, Patrick Seirafi, Manuel Seirafi, André Seirafi, Veronika Seppová, Oliver Sertic, Dhaval Shah, xiaohui shan, Thu Thu Shein, Jana Shivak, Michael Schmacke, Roland Schrotthofer, Radovan Sibrt, Marta Sikorska, Jana Sivak, Sigurdur Möller Sívertsen, Adéla Skálová, Marek Sklář, Hannah Skrinar, Petr Slabý, Karel Slach, Pavel Smejkal, Marta Smolíková, Klára Sodomková, Alexandru Solomon, Olga Sommerová, Jana Sotonová, Martina Spurná, Angelika Starkl, Lenka Stárková, Krzysztof Stasiak, Jan Jaroslav Sterec, Terry Stevens, Anna Stoeva, Karla Stojáková, Svetoslav Stoyanov, Vanya Stoyanov, Karel Strachota, Alžběta Strachotová, Žofie Strachotová, Jan Strejcovský, Alexandra Strelkova, Denisa Strmisková, Pavel Strnad, Paul Sturtz, Fariba Sumanska, Mindaugas Survila, Jan Svatoš, Dominika Svecova, Jiří Sýkora, László Szabó, László Szábó, Szirony Szabolcs, Federico Szarfer, Petr Szczepanik, Csaba Szekeres, David Szonyei, Piotr Szyngiera, Kryštof Šafer, Eva Šafránková, Markéta Šantrochová, Jano Šebík, Rada Šešič, Oleksandra Ševčenko, Inna Ševčenko, Jana Ševčíková, Martina Ševčíková, Jiří Šindelář, Lenka Šindelářová, Kristina Škodová, Marko Škop, Michal Šourek, Magda Španihelová, Jonas Špokas, Petra Štovíková, Barbora Švarcová, Martin Švoma, Alice Tabery, Viktor Takáč, Eero Talvistu, Tan Tan, Georgieva Tanja, Tereza Tara, Irena Taskovski, Kristýna Tauchmanová, Laurien ten Houten, Roman Tesáček, Thaiddhi Thaiddhi, Karel Thein, Marek Tichý, Iva Tkalec, Rebekah Tolley, Jaan Tootsen, Kristýna Toupalová, Guntis Trekteris, Jean Philippe Tremblay, Klara Trencsenyi, Elisenda Triadó Fernández, Tadeáš Trojánek, Helena Třeštíková, Hana Třeštíková, Angelos Tsaousis, Evgeny Tsymbal, Kateřina Tulisová, Jan Turek, Vladimír Turner, Maxim Tuula, Georgi Unkovski, Paula Vaccaro Alvarez, Pavel Vácha, Karel Vachek, Heimir Valdimarsson, Kristína Valentová, Pieter van Huystee, Matyas Vandor, Jiří Vaněk, Patricia Venti, Isidora Veselinovic, Viva Videnovic, Martin Vidlák, Stefania Vignisdottir, Drahomíra Vihanová, Jakub Viktorin, Jana Vlcková, Petr Vlček, Jaroslav Vojtek, Adéla Vomáčková, Jiří Voráč, Eva Votrubová, Vojtěch Votýpka, Marek Vozka, Helena Všetečková, Drahomíra Vycpálková, Daniel Wagensberg, Jakub Wagner, Johanna Wagner, Radka Weiserová, Alexander Weiss, Oliver Werani, Ralph Wieser, Isabella Willinger, Dana Wilson, Andreas Wutz, Anna Wydra, Lisya Yafet, Vahe Yan (Ghazaryan), Jero Yun, Ondřej Zach, Helena Zajícová, Milena Zajovic, Petr Záruba, Aung Zaw, Adam Zbiejczuk, Nan Zhao, Jan Zischka, Roman Zmrzlý, Jiří Zykmund, Hana Železná
Marek Hovorka / festival director / firstname.lastname@example.org
Katarina Holubcová / executive director / 774 101 655 / email@example.com
The Jihlava IDFF thanks its partners and sponsors for their support
The festival was supported by
Czech Ministry of Culture
State Fund for the Support and Development of Czech Cinema
City of Jihlava
International Visegrad Fund
Czech State Fund for Culture
European Parliament Information Office in the Czech Republic
Representation of the European Commission in the Czech Republic
Embassy of the USA
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway
French Institute in Prague
Embassy of Ireland
Embassy of Switzerland
Embassy of Canada
Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines
Main media partners:
Lidové noviny, lidovky.cz
Main regional partner:
Corbada / Jihlavské terasy
Partner of the industry programme
Official festival car:
Hyundai / AC Rozkoš
Official transportation partner:
Partner of festival architecture:
Co-organiser of the industry section
Institute of Documentary Film
Co-organiser of Emerging Producers:
MEDIA Desks in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Croatia, Cyprus, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Norway, Poland, Austria, Greece, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (Catalonia), and Switzerland, and MEDIA Antenna Torino
Partner of the Inspiration Forum
Doc Alliance Films
Hot AV servis
Hotel Gustav Mahler
Sound for People
Online media partners:
Art & Antique
Film a doba
Foreign media partners:
Film New Europe
Regional media partners
SNIP & CO
We also cooperate with:
Agentura Dobrý den
Association of Czech Film Clubs
Czech Society for Film Studies
DOX Centre for Contemporary Art
Galerie Půda / JAVAB
Václav Havel Library
Polná Culture Centre
National Film Archive
Municipal Library in Prague
SOUL music club
Jihlava Polytechnic University