The leitmotif of this year’s edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be memory. “Documentary cinema is inherently linked with the theme of memory,” says Marek Hovorka, the festival’s director. On Friday, June 22, Marek Hovorka presented the visual design of the new festival poster created by visual artist Juraj Horváth at Jihlava’s Půda Gallery. The 22nd Ji.hlava IDFF will take place on October 25–30.
“Numerous documentary filmmakers focus on historical events, record testimonies, creating a map of personal memory. Actually, anything that is captured by camera lenses will be preserved for future generations, only the recording media are always new and different. Places and things have their own memory, too,” adds Marek Hovorka in relation to the visual concept of this year’s edition of the festival.
“I don’t collect them, I just find – used, bleached, worn, dusty, broken, decayed... objects,” – these are the lines from a poem that every year accompanies the poster design, written by its author, Juraj Horváth. “I place them next to each other, on top of each other. I slightly shape, combine and complete their stories. Soft documentation,” continues Horváth in his poem.
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