Inspiration Forum 2020: We are entering a new world
What will be the source of this year’s inspiration and which issues will be discussed at Ji.hlava? The potential of Africa, feeding the humankind, influence of intelligent technology, and the position of women in religion. What will happen if we stop using the “crisis narrative”? The 10th Inspiration Forum will take place as part of the 24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival on October 27 – November 1.
The Inspiration Forum will celebrate 10 years since its first edition. Six major topics will be presented and discussed over the course of six festival days. “The Inspiration Forum as well as the whole Ji.hlava Festival is getting ready for its upcoming edition that will happen physically on-site. Personal meetings are irreplaceable as an inspiration, and films are primarily made for the big screen. However, this can only happen if safe environment is guaranteed by the festival organizers,” says Marek Hovorka, the Director of Ji.hlava IDFF, who continues: “Digital technology will connect the audience and guests of the Inspiration Forum with speakers who cannot join the discussions directly in Czechia due the pandemic. Of course, we expect fewer visitors, but the situation can also be seen from a different angle: this year, Ji.hlava will offer enough seats to watch films and enjoy discussions which were too packed in the previous years. Consequently, visitors can look forward to a unique and concentrated experience, pure inspiration.”