28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Ji.hlava Industry Awards 2023

Please find more info and stills from the projects here:


Gugi Gumilang, Executive Director, In-Docs & Docs by the Sea, Indonesia
Gita Saedi Kiely, Director of FilmAid, Internews’ in-house program, USA
Nora Philippe, Head of Programme, EURODOC, France

Ji.hlava New Visions Award 2023 for the most promising European project
in cooperation with UPP and Soundsquare

Post-production services in the value of 15,000 EUR (UPP) and 5,000 EUR (Soundsquare)

DECISION: If Pigeons Turned to Gold
JURY STATEMENT: We found this film to be brave, sincere, incredibly creative, and boldly experimental. It interrogates our paths in the world, the different paths inside one family, and the ways to exist beyond the ongoing pain of addiction. With this award, we want to reinforce Pepa's commitment to share this difficult story. This film will be an alchemical process, and it will need some excellent post-production support to hone its potential and vision.

Ji.hlava New Visions Forum Award 2023 for the most promising U.S. project
in partnership with AmDocs

7,000 USD cash award

DECISION: Valley of the Night (5,000 USD)
STATEMENT: This is a stunning dive into a dystopian present, and we commend the filmmaker for her incredibly cinematic approach on such a relevant and pressing issue of these times. Introducing us to temporal migration with such poetic photography promises a very singular and fascinating film.

DECISION: Vestibule (2,000 USD)
STATEMENT: This is a bold and uncompromising film that will create a new conversation around the agency we have with our bodies, sex, and pleasure. We want this award to encourage this filmmaker as she begins this filmic journey that will break taboos and empower many girls, women, and all the humans that need support in building a good relationship with their bodies.

Current Time TV Award

The project will receive 2,000 USD as a cash award granted in cooperation with Current Time TV

DECISION: You Never Just Walk Away

FilmAid Award
for the project addressing underrepresented communities and groups

The project will receive 2,000 USD as a cash award granted in cooperation with FilmAid

DECISION: The Ferryman

#Docs Connect Taskovski Training Award

Mentorship and consultancy on the festival, marketing and distribution strategy


Cannes Docs – Marché du Film Award

Two complimentary Marché du Film badges & selection as a Cannes Docs 2023 'Spotlighted Project'

DECISION: Women Walk Home

DAE Award

Free memberships for one year and a DAE consultancy session

DECISION: Women Walk Home

EFM Award

Two EFM market badges and an EFM consultation session

DECISION: Barbara Hammer Project


One training session and EURODOC membership + online program for one year (in the value of 1,700 EUR)

DECISION: Anna Giralt Gris, Producer (Artifacts of War)

Meeting Point Vilnius Award

Two MPV badges and pre-arranged meetings


In cooperation with




Visions du Réel 2023
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Trieste Film Festival 2023

Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Creative Europe Media
Česká televize
Český rozhlas