Emerging Producers 2020 were announced, with Taiwan as guest country.
Ten outstanding documentaries from Central and Eastern Europe, planned for theatrical release during the upcoming 12 months – the Docu Talents from the East – were presented last night at the 25th Sarajevo Film Festival.
This year’s edition of the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival will revolve around the theme of ecology. Visual artist Juraj Horváth, the author of the festival poster that was officially published today, always writes a short poem accompanying the visual design. This year, one of the poem’s lines depicts a “planet turning red-hot”. Marek Hovorka, the Director of the Ji.hlava IDFF adds: “So far, the festival has mainly followed the line of thoughts and filmic expressions. This time, we are adding a third aspect: the environmental footprint.”
This year’s visual concept of the festival is specific for its two-colour register and distinct drawings. “We wanted Ji.hlava to become more playful. Our graphic artist, Juraj Horváth, plans to scatter the festival printed materials with his drawings, and the poster visual is only one of them,” says Marek Hovorka explaining the graphic design. Hovorka adds: “Although surrounded by apocalyptic news, our outlook into the future is slightly optimistic. We believe that if we take a responsible attitude, we will handle the situation.”
You can find more info about 23rd edition of Ji.hlava IDFF in the press release. Download the poster in PDF or PNG.
The 22nd edition of the annual Ji.hlava IDFF has closed its doors. The attendance figures grew by almost one thousand year-on-year – this year, the Ji.hlava IDFF attracted over five thousand festival pass holders. The total audiences at the screenings was over forty thousand. Festival programme showcased 327 films in eight screening halls, hosting almost two hundred discussion sessions. In January, films from the Czech Joy starts its tour of Czech cinemas, and throughout the next year, Echoes of the 22nd Ji.hlava IDFF will take place outside the Czech Republic.