25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Ji.hlava Film Fund
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, a region with a long documentary tradition.
Its mission is to support a range of remarkable and creative filmmakers who have emerged in the recent years in the region in the completion of their cinematic documentary works on contemporary themes, thus helping these films to succeed abroad.
Mid-length or feature-length documentary and hybrid films at the production or post-production stage with an expected premiere in fall 2020. The completed film will premiere at the 24th Ji.hlava IDFF in October 2020.
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Ukraine
Selection will be done by film professionals nominated by the Ji.hlava IDFF. We are primarily looking for projects with unique authorial style and focus on contemporary and thought-provoking themes.
Thanks to its partners, the Ji.hlava Film Fund is able to offer valuable, high quality resources to the selected projects.
- The visual effects and post-production house UPP will provide an in-kind grant for visual post-production modelled to the needs of the award-winning film in the estimated value of 15,000 EUR. (1 day online, 4 days grading, DCP Cinema Master, TV Master)
- The sound studio and post-production company Soundsquare will offer sound mixing and a final sound master in the estimated value of 5,000 EUR.
- The Center for Documentary Film is a research and education center for Czech and international artists, scholars and thinkers which houses a library and a video library. The CDF will arrange a test screening for the selected film and provide the award-winning director with research-support for his or her next project.
The support was provided to:
Czech Republic | Director: Robin Kvapil | Producer: Martina Štrunc | Executive Producer: Petr Koza | Director of photography: Šimon Dvořáček | Estimated date of premiere: Autumn 2021
US AGAINST OURSELVES
Romania | Director: Andra Tarara | Film length: 75 min | Producers: Anamaria Antoci, Anda Ionescu | Director of photography: Andra Tarara, Ion Tarara | International premiere at Ji.hlava IDFF 2020
THE WINTER GARDEN'S TALE (ISTORIYA ZYMNOVOHO SADU)
Ukraine | director: Simon Mozgovyi | World premiere: Ji.hlava IDFF 2018
→ Winner of DOCU/UKRAINE competition at Docudays UA International Documentary Human Rights Film Festival 2019
BOY OF WAR
Germany, Ukraine | Directors: Igor Kosenko, Cyprien Clement-Delmas | Producer: Fabian Driehorst | World premiere: Ji.hlava IDFF 2018
→ Best Documentary Debut Student Jury at Ji.hlava IDFF 2018
→ First Lights - Best Documentary Debut (Special Mention) at Ji.hlava IDFF 2018
→ VFF Documentary Film Production Award at Dokfest Munchen 2019
→ Best Documentary by The Teen Jury at Beldocs Festival 2019
→ Best Debut at Pilsen Film Festival 2019
FOREIGNER (UN EXTRANJERO)
Poland, Germany | Director: Filip Jacobson | Production: Karolina Galuba
THE WHALE FROM LORINO (WIELORYB Z LORINO)
Poland | Director: Maciej Cuske | Production: Mikołaj Pokromski
→ Winner (Silver Horn) at Krakow Film Festival 2020
VIENNA CALLING (SMRT NAD ZLATO)
Czech Republic | Director: Petr Šprincl | Production: Marek Novák