Programme Sections

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...

First Lights

First Lights presents first feature-length documentaries by international filmmakers, with the aim of highlighting the search for new forms and the changing nature of subjects...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Short Joy

Short Joy presents a competition selection of the best documentary shorts – consummate works exploring the possibilities and strenghts of documentary film...

A Testimony on Politics

A Testimony on Politics creates space in which voices and visions overlap with images and rhythms, the urgency of the content with formal intransigence. A...

A Testimony on Knowledge

A Testimony on Knowledge is a competition section offering a new definition of scientific documentary. The boundaries of human knowledge, the boundaries of the...

A Testimony on Nature

A Testimony on Nature is a competition section featuring this year’s documentaries that hold conversations on the creation and destruction, on threats and...

Translucent Beings / Retrospectives

Translucent Being: Jean Rouch

With his enthusiasm for research and film, and especially through his “contact camera”, Jean Rouch combined science and art and thus fundamentally altered how...

Translucent Being: Shinsuke Ogawa

The cinéma vérité, or direct cinema, movement is usually associated with France, Canada, and the United States. In Japan, however, a distinctive...

Translucent Being: Marcel Ophuls

Marcel Ophuls (born 1927) is the son of director Max Ophuls. The fate of the German-Jewish family, which fled from the Nazis to France (where they received French...

Transparent Landscape: Taiwan

History as reflected in political, personal and poetic images showing society-wide events and everyday life in a country with a newly discovered identity. A survey...

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.

Special Event: Marriage Stories

Six married couples. 35 years. 18 films. Marriage Stories by Helena Třeštíková.

Udigrudi: Cinema Marginal

Wild and poetic, playful and caustic, unstable and pulsating – in a word: inventive; such was Brazil’s cinematic subculture of the 1960s and...

Lenin: Icon

Very little film footage has survived of the 1917 Russian Revolution, meaning that generations of filmmakers faced an immense challenge when trying to present...

Masterclass

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

One Year in America

One Year in America offers a cinematic immersion into the contemporary United States, traumatized by Donald Trump.

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...

Fascinations: Psychedelia

Journeys to the margins of physical sensations, where convincing fragments of events and strangeness lurk, disrupted by stirrings in the structure and boundless...

Conference Fascinations

Outstanding experimental films made outside the official art of the regime in the second half of the 20th century in the countries of the former Yugoslavia.

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,...

Doc Alliance Selection

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

FAMU Presents

FAMU presents a selection of the most remarkable documentaries that have been produced over the past year in various academy departments.

Czech Television Documentaries

Czech Television continues with screenings of its documentary films that have proved highly popular at previous editions of the festival, offering not just its...

My Street Films

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

Laboratorium