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23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Offscreen Program at the 22nd Ji.hlava IDFF

In addition to the more than 300 films that Ji.hlava is presenting this year, we have put together a bountiful program beyond the movie screen.

Offscreen Program at the 22nd Ji.hlava IDFF

The section Brave New Worlds, programmed by Andrea Slováková, presents audiovisual formats that step out of the screen and build their worlds with peculiar aesthetic principles. Within the VR Zone, in addition to the possibility of entering spatial installations, you can also enjoy the thematic blocks of 360° films in a new VR Cinema. In the Game Zone, you can immerse yourself into the gaming worlds of documentary and educational computer games. Laboratorium, the now-traditional exhibition part of the Fascinations experimental film section, offers video installations of works that layering images in the foyer of the festival cinemas.

At Ji.hlava, music is not merely part of the accompanying program. Just like documentaries, music and sound events programmed by Pavel Klusák in the section Sonic Lux seek the specifics of the contemporary world and strive to offer the viewer a unique experience. Concerts at the Music Tent and the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross present strong Czech projects and musicians who left the local scene to go abroad. The thematic part of the musical program, Nothing or Just Very Little, which takes place primarily on the experimental stage in the Church of the Holy Spirit, is dedicated to the themes of silence, reduction, and brevity.

Theatre performances, screenings in Jihlava homes, and an exhibition of Czech and international film festival posters are can’t-miss parts of Ji.hlava. All five festival days close out with parties featuring the most interesting names in contemporary dance music, tailored by Radio Wave especially for Ji.hlava as part of its Night Beats.

New for this year is the expansion of Inspiration Forum, which every year offers space for discussions with prominent personalities from outside the film community. Over the course of six days, you will have the opportunity to enter into a dialogue with personalities from outside the film community, every day addressing one of these contemporary phenomena in debates, discussions and lectures: belief and religion, the future of journalism, education and the schools of the future, the crisis of the left, the identity of Central Europe, artificial intelligence, and new technologies.

Because the audience is growing up along with the Ji.hlava festival and starts its own families, we have prepared something for the youngest documentary fans. In cooperation with the Center for Documentary Film, which is dedicated year-round to audiovisual education, we put together the program Ji.hlava for Kids. Thanks to the workshops, film screenings, and concerts for children aged four to fourteen, your children can experience their own six-day festival. And while they learn something and make their own creations such as a flipbook, you can enjoy the festival screenings.


Tickets for theatre performances and music concerts will be available at the venue prior to the beginning of the event.

Concerts at the Music Tent

» with festival accreditation: free
» without festival accreditation: 80 CZK

VOSTO5: Společenstvo vlastníků

» with festival accreditation: 150 CKZ
» without festival accreditation: 200 CZK

*Tickets are available ONLY at the venue 1 hour before the start (19:30). No reservations are available.

Horácké Theatre: Barber Shop

» with festival accreditation: 80 CZK
» without festival accreditation: 160 CZK

What can you see for free?

» VR Zone
» Game Zone
» Laboratorium
» Concerts at the Music Tent (with accreditation)
» Music events out of the Music Tent
» Festival Poster Exhibition
» Your Home Festival

Offscreen Program Database

Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Evropská unie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
Český rozhlas