23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
This year, Ji.hlava IDFF will be even more varied: from Karel Vachek through Man Ray to erotica
Ji.hlava for the twenty-third time! On an environmental note, with Man Ray, erotica and a rich off-screen programme. Make sure your last weekend in October will be dedicated to documentary cinema.
Five more weeks to go – until Ji.hlava’s thirty first edition kicks off! Not only with a rich programme, but also with many novelties. Starting this year, the Ji.hlava IDFF will be even more environmentally conscious. It is also indicated in the visual concept of this year’s festival, again and in line with our tradition, produced by artist, Juraj Horváth. Festival Director, Marek Hovorka, adds: “Ecology is the main topic of some of the presented films and discussions, but our aim is to change the attitude of both the organisers and the festival guests and visitors. This is a long-term commitment, not a one-off activity. That is also why we set up a position of an environmental ombudsman who will help us implement the changes.”
The person to take up this role will be environmental philosopher and sustainability activist, Ľuboš Slovák. What will be the first measures that Ji.hlava will take to handle the challenge? “We will discontinue using single-use plastics, will favour public transport and introduce vegetarian buffets made of local produce,” says Slovák, enumerating the specific changes. He also adds that an analysis of the entire festival operation is planned by the end of the year.
You can download selected movie stills HERE and find more info in the attached press release.