27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Lolita Arboleda

Lot Arboleda performs new media art, reflects and defines the innovative ideas of photography as an art form of the time, exploring the possibilities of extending the principles through cross-examination, abandoning the adherence to the traditional expression of mapping her everyday life. Her art was saved, erased, manipulated, printed, and reprinted. Lot is also a college professor and is currently finishing a Master of Fine Arts.

Džian Baban

country: Czech Republic
Czech music composer and scriptwriter. He composes for films, commercials, also contributed to many exhibitions as a sound designer. In 2021 he scored Ukrainian feature film Butterfly Vision, directed by Maksym Nakonechnyi which was premiered in Cannes Film Festival in the UnCertain Regard selection in 2022. He writes scripts for graphic novels, feature films and theatre plays. His graphic novel Dragon Never Sleeps (co-written with Vojtěch Mašek and illustrated by Jiří Grus) was published in Casterman publishing house in Belgium and France in 2019.

Vibeke Bryld

Vibeke Bryld is a film director and writer. She has directed a range of documentaries, art films and short films with support from DFI, DR, TV2 and Al Jazeera. Her films have competed at the Berlinale, Hot Docs, CPH:DOX, and at several other film festivals. Bryld graduated as a director from Goldsmiths College and has a BA in literature. She has also served as editor-in-chief of the European film magazine DOX. She directed the virtuel reality piece Hush which competed in the VR:Expanded series at Venice Film Festival 2020. In 2022 her feature documentary Elsewhere premiered at CPH:DOX in the Nordic Doc competition. Hush was exhibited at the gallery Nikolaj Kunsthal and nominated for best documentary and best animated experience at the Raindance Immersive Festival and for the Lumiere Award at Stereopsia.

Carlo Umberto Chatrian

country: Italy
Since 2019 Carlo Chatrian is the Artistic Director of the Berlin International Film Festival. Born in 1971, Carlo Chatrian studied literature and philosophy and also holds a degree in film studies, with a thesis on the films of Jacques Rivette. While at university, he started attending film festivals as a natural counterpoint to his studies, and soon after began programming for the Alba Film Festival, followed by the Festival dei Popoli and Visions du Réel. In 2003 he began working for the Locarno Film Festival where he curated retrospectives on Japanese animation, Ernst Lubitsch, Vincente Minnelli and Otto Preminger. Between 2013 and 2018, Chatrian was Artistic Director of Locarno where he enjoyed programming popular films for the 8,000 viewers in the Piazza Grande as well as auteur films for an even more cinephile audience.

Kiri Dalena

country: Philippines

Ivan David

country: Czech Republic
Lawyer (and also a graduate of Film Theory in Prague). He focuses on copyright law and legal regulation of audiovisual, both as a lawyer and occasionally as a lecturer. He is an author of expert texts, including the publication Film Law: a Copyright Perspective (2nd revised edition 2020). He is also involved in academic research, dealing, for example, with the contractual relations between film authors and producers or the impact of copyright on the work of musicians using samples. He is currently a member of the Art Council at the Faculty of Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU).

Lav Diaz

Lavrente Indico Diaz aka Lav Diaz is a filmmaker from the Philippines who was born on December 30, 1958 and raised in Cotabato, Mindanao. He works as director, writer, producer, editor, cinematographer, poet, composer, production designer and actor all at once. He is especially notable for the length of his films, some of which run for up to eleven hours. That is because his films are not governed by time but by space and nature. His films are about the social and political struggles of his motherland and through these, he has garnered the admiration of the international festival circuit.

Ľubica Fandl Drangová

country: Slovakia
Studying Theatre management at Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and using as many opportunities as possible for travel and informal education even during her school years, Ľubica gained experience in various fields such as event production and event dramaturgy. Loving art and technology and the new options that the combination of these two worlds brings, she started digging into this field in 2010 and never stopped. Since 2015 she is organizing Bratislava Game Jam and exploring interactive graphics in her studio 'Mlady pes.'

Anna Feistel

country: Germany

Anna Fiedlerová

Vojtěch Fila

Barbora Fukalová

country: Czech Republic

Carmen Gray

country: United Kingdom
Carmen Gray is a freelance arts journalist, film critic and programmer who was born in New Zealand and lives in Berlin. She has written for The New York Times, The Film Verdict, Criterion, The Guardian, The Observer, Sight & Sound, Modern Times Review, and ArtReview, among others. She is on the selection committees of the Generation section of the Berlin International Film Festival and the Winterthur International Short Film Festival, and is a programme adviser for Open City Docs. She also works as an industry adviser for First Cut Lab.

Kateřina Hrubá

Mathieu Janssen

country: Netherlands

Jakub Jetmar

country: Czech Republic
Jakub Jetmar writes mainly about media and digital culture. He contributes to Médiář, Finmag, Aktuálně and Host magazines. He studied journalism and political science.

Kateřina Kadlecová

country: Czech Republic
She works for Czech Reflex weekly since 2009. In its cultural section she focuses mostly on literature.She was an editor of The Festival Daily of The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, she also edits books (mostly for wo-men publishing house).

Eliška Koldová

country: Czech Republic
Eliška Koldová je aktivistka, studentka práv a členka brněnského neformálního kolektivu Sdruženy. Společně s Majou Vusilović působí jako redaktorka kritického feministického web měsíčníku Druhá směna a přispívá také do deníku Alarm, kde se věnuje především feministickým tématům a diskriminaci. Spolupořádala také Reclaim Pride – Pochod za rovnost.

Kateřina Konrádová

country: Czech Republic

Roque Federizon Lee

Roque Federizon Lee, known professionally as Roxlee is a Filipino animator, filmmaker, cartoonist, and painter. Roxlee came to film relatively late in life. Already past the age of thirty, and frustrated with his limitations as writer, illustrator, and painter, he embarked on his first hands-on foray into film in a workshop organised as part of the Ateneo-Mowelfund Program for Artists in Cinema and Television (AMPACT). Drawn to the medium by its multidisciplinary nature, he churned out a succession of award-winning works in Super 8 and 16mm. After decades of inspiring young artists, Roxlee remains one of the most creative forces of the country.

Jan Lukavec

country: Czech Republic
Jan Lukavec is a cultural columnist, editor for non-fiction literature at iLiteratura.cz magazine and author of several cultural and historical books, such as Od českého Tokia k exotické Praze (From Czech Tokyo to Exotic Prague, Malvern), Bytosti na pomezí. Texty o literární fantastice (Creatures on the Borderlands. Texts on Literary Fiction) and Imaginární zoologie (Imaginary Zoology, Pulchra). His texts focus on topics at the boundary of natural and social sciences.

Jonathan Momčev

Francesco Montagner

country: Italy
Francesco Montagner (1989, Italy) studied Directing Documentary at FAMU, Prague. He made his debut with Animata resistenza (2014) for which he won the Venezia Classici Award for Best Documentary on Cinema at the 71st Venice Film Festival. Brotherhood (2021) is his second award-winning feature documentary which premiered at 74. Locarno Film Festival and won the Pardo d'Oro Cineasti del Presente, the Best Czech documentary award and Best Cinematography at the 25. Ji.hlava IDFF. Brotherhood received several recognitions in over 40 festivals worldwide.

Diana Cam Van Nguyen

country: Czech Republic
Diana Cam Van Nguyen is a Czech-Vietnamese director based in Prague, Czech Republic, graduates from FAMU. Her short films have been selected at festivals like Locarno, Toronto, Rotterdam or IDFA. Apart (2018) was a finalist in BAFTA Student Film Award 2019. Her latest short Love, Dad (2021) won BFI Short Film Award, Clermont-Ferrand Connexion Award and it has been awarded at the Academy Qualifying festivals as AFI Fest, Flickerfest, SIFF, Krakow and Nashville FF. In her works she focuses on personal topics through the means of animated documentary, currently developing a live-action / animation feature.

Bianca Oana

country: Romania
Dedicated to discovering filmmakers with a particular artistic view, Bianca Oana has been building an expertise in handling challenging filmmaking processes, at the unpredictable border between fiction and reality, and with complex international co-production structures: Collective (Oscar nominee for Best Documentary and Best International Feature) by Alexander Nanau, Golden Bear winner Touch Me Not by Adina Pintilie, and Anhell69 by Theo Montoya. She is the creative producer of the 2022 Romanian Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale with Adina Pintilie's You Are Another Me - A Cathedral of the Body.

Jakub Pavlovský

country: Slovakia
Jakub Pavlovský is a graduate journalist, editor of the website H7O.cz focusing on literature, host of a podcast about books, literature and reading called Záložka (Tab) on Radio Wave and a highschool teacher. Since 2020, he has been part of the editorial team of Meander Publishing House, which deals mainly with artistic works for children and young people. From 2019 to 2022, he ran the literary magazine Lógr, working at the same time as a librarian at the National Library. Together with his partner, they collect books and prints. You can follow him on Instagram under the handle @bookscalling.

Marika Pecháčková

country: Czech Republic
Marika Pecháčková creates radio and film documentaries (e.g. the My Therapy series), writes interviews (Heroine magazine), teaches at Mystreetfilms, lives with her three children (boys) and her husband (Vít), with whom she makes documentary films (e.g. the soon-to-be-completed film Velké nic.

Jáchym Pitro

Lucie Pozníková

country: Czech Republic

Miguel Ribeiro

country: Portugal
Studied Communication Sciences in the New University of Lisbon. Joined Doclisboa - International Film Festival in 2021 as programmer and programme coordinator. In the end of 2019 became part of the Direction of Doclisboa and is since 2016 member of the board of Apordoc - The Portuguese Documentary Association. In parallel to the work developed at Doclisboa, Miguel was part of the artistic collective Rabbit Hole from 2013 to 2016 and founded the production company Filmes do Asfalto through which produced the film António Um Dois Três (Leonardo Mouramateus, 2017). Miguel is a regular presence in international film festival and was part of juries in festivals such as CPH:DOX, Thessaloniki, Málaga, Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife, among others.

Michael Rogosin

country: United States
On the death of his father, maverick film-maker Lionel Rogosin in 2000, Michael A.Rogosin undertakes to bring his father’s work back to light. He collaborates with the Cineteca di Bologna in the restoration of the films and has made eleven documentaries on the places, characters, and historical movements dealt with in these films. Michael A. Rogosin now presents films and documentaries at numerous festivals in France and abroad along with his other activities as a painter, illustrator, and musician.

Gulnar Salimova

country: Azerbaijan
Gulnar Salim, a founder of FemMekan (fem.space - translation from Azerbaijani ), the media platform of feminist content that covers inspirational stories of women who overcome the patriarchate obstacles that dominates in Azerbaijani society. She started her journey in the field of media years ago - working as a news reporter for a local newspaper and as a beginner in documentary photography. In 2015 she got the scholarship that allowed her to improve her writing skills as a journalist. Following step in her professional career took her to documentary filmmaking. Gulnar also produced several short documentary and documentary-essay films. Currently she works for an NGO that supports civil society initiatives on human rights and democracy

Jasmina Sijerčić

country: France
Originally from Bosnia, she studied in Prague, first International Relations at the University of Economics and went on to study Film Production at Prague’s FAMU. She spent a year at University of Sorbonne in Paris at the Cinema Studies Department after which she decided to move to France. She joined documentary production company ISKRA where she worked as an executive producer. In 2014 she started to collaborate with Bocalupo Films, a production company also based in Paris, as an independent producer. Feature film UNE HISTOIRE AMERICAINE was her first project as a producer within Bocalupo Films, followed by experimental documentary feature DEAD SLOW AHEAD that premiered in Locarno IFF and won a Special Jury Award. Since then she has continued to produce fiction and documentary films, mostly in international co-production.

Christopher Small

country: United Kingdom
Christopher Small is the international curator for DAFilms, the VOD platform of Doc Alliance. He is head of the Locarno Critics Academy, editor of Outskirts Film Magazine, a member of FIPRESCI, and programmer of Kino Petrohradská in Prague.

Radu Sticlea

country: Romania

Andrej Sykora

country: Slovakia
Andrej Sýkora is the head of the Game Design department at FAMU. He studied audiovisual art in the Centre for Audiovisual Studies. In his art practice, he frequently works with web technologies and interfaces, javascript game engines, databases and procedural content generation. He has been working as a web application and systems programmer since 2008.

Ewa Szabłowska

country: Poland
Ewa Szablowska is the artistic director of New Horizons IFF in Poland. As an art historian and a curator of moving images, she has been working for festivals and galleries since 2009. At New Horizons IFFshe founded "The Visual Front" - a showcase for experimental cinema and films made by visual artists - and "The Third Eye" - a program exploring film and feminism at the different angles. She has curated a number of retrospectives, thematic programs and country focuses. She also curates expanded cinema exhibitions and writes about cinema, art and visual culture.

Jáchym Taláček

María Vera

country: Spain

Táňa Zabloudilová

country: Czech Republic
Táňa Zabloudilová je publicistka, moderátorka, festivalová dramaturgyně a tvůrkyně podcastů. V současnosti působí na festivalu Serial Killer a v Českém rozhlase, přispívá do Alarmu, Akutálně.cz, Artźony i jinam. Ve své publicistické tvorbě se vedle populární kultury věnuje také sociálním problémům a krizi bydlení. K reflexi tohoto tématu se snaží přispívat uváděním české situace do globálního kontextu, přinášet zahraniční inspirace a udržovat dialog s odborníky z různých oborů.

Táňa Zabloudilová

country: Czech Republic
Táňa Zabloudilová is a journalist, moderator, festival programmer and podcast creator. She currently works for the Serial Killer festival and Czech Radio, and contributes to Alarm, Akutálně.cz, Artźona and other media outlets. In addition to popular culture, her work as a journalist also focuses on social issues and the housing crisis. She seeks to reflect on this topic by putting the Czech situation into a global context, bringing foreign inspiration and maintaining a dialogue with experts from various fields.

Natálie Záleská

Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
Český rozhlas
Kudy z nudy