23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
By submitting this material you agree with the festival’s submission guidelines and with its conditions.
Film submissions for 23rd Ji.hlava IDFF have been closed! Film submissions for 24th Ji.hlava IDFF will open in February 2020.
» Read complete guidelines and conditions HERE. «
About the Festival
The Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival is a significant European festival of creative and critical thinking documentary film. Its 23rd edition will take place on October 24-29, 2019.
We accept submissions of:
» Documentary films
» Experimental films
» Animation films
» Different TV formats based on reality
» Virtual reality projects
» Documentary and educational computer games
» Interactive web documentary projects
Film submission deadlines:
» March 31, 2019 | films released in 2018
» May 31, 2019 | films completed in 2019 and released by May 31, 2019
» July 31, 2019 | rough cuts and films that have so far not had a festival world premiere
Despite of our deadlines, we would kindly ask you to submit your films continuously throughout the whole period starting February 15, 2019.
Film submissions are free of charge.
If you have any questions regarding film submissions, please contact Juraj Machálek at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone +420 775 864 828.
Winners of the Best World Documentary Film award and Best Central and East European Documentary Film award will be eligible for the pre-selection in the Documentary Feature Subject category of the Academy Awards®.
Also, winners of the Short Joy award will be eligible for the pre-selection in the Documentary Short Subject category of the Academy Awards®.
Ji.hlava IDFF has been chosen by the European Film Academy (EFA) as one of the European documentary festivals to pre-select films for the European Award for the Best Documentary Film of the Year. Each of the festivals nominates one film directed by a European director and released in world premiere directly to EFA’s pre-selection. EFA considers all other world premieres of European films and may add them to the pre-selection.