28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Preparations for the twenty-sixth Ji.hlava IDFF are in full swing! Its packed programme will offer the largest showcase of Filipino cinema in Europe, a programme reflecting on the Russian aggression in Ukraine, “war” as a film theme, as well as new works by Armenian filmmaking legend Artavazd Peleshyan and Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa. The Ji.hlava’s Inspiration Forum’s discussions will revolve around freedom, technology, the theory of degrowth and the situation in Ukraine.

Only six weeks are left until the start of the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival that will take place on October 25 to 30. The festival will bring new original documentaries, thematic retrospectives, the best in experimental filmmaking and a number of non-competitive programme sections.

“It wouldn’t be accurate to say that Ji.hlava’s film programme was curtailed during the pandemic, but this year's edition is absolutely exceptional – both in terms of the international sections and in the highly popular Czech Joy competition showcasing Czech documentary films,” says festival director Marek Hovorka. “Ji.hlava has always been a festival of discovery. Audiences can look forward to the largest retrospective of the cinema of the Philippines shown outside Asia, as well as a reflection on the war in Ukraine,” says Hovorka. “We will be looking at the latter in depth and from different perspectives. Aside from the screening of Ukrainian films or the Inspiration Forum discussions, there will also be a section called Notes on the War composed of world documentary classics.”

For more information, including the first confirmed films and news from the Inspiration Forum programme, download the press release below.

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