26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
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 spirit of cinematic epxression.
Fascinations is a prestigious section for experimental documentaries from all around the world, with the price for the Best Experimental Documentary Film.
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 classical and digital film.
Section Constellations presents films, that last year shone on world documentary skies. We introduce carefully selected titles from other film festivals.
Exceptional cinema events that guide us through a deep and critical reflection of the meanders of lived life in an unparalleled manner.
Notes on War
transparent landscapes / retrospectives
Transparent Landscape: Philippines
Reaching back to the very beginning when motion pictures were made in and about the country (1899), the curatorial program digs deep into the historical past and extends the arc to the latest digital works of today. This has never been done before in such a breathtaking attempt to survey the landmark works of the Philippine motion picture history—a history that intersects with that of world cinema. History provides a curatorial armature which allows for an expansive view of the country’s century-old cinematic production.
The Ji.hlava IDFF gives viewers the chance to enter into 360° films and spatial installations. Here, you can find 360° documentary films, VR installations and works on the boundary between film and art that make use of virtual spaces to create autonomous worlds whose own rules are determined by visuality. We are interested in works that take advantage of the characteristics of virtuality in an innovative and contemplative manner, that experiment with the audiovisual representation of reality and real stories, or that build an entertaining and instructive world of knowledge and learning.