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Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival

Jihlavský spolek amatérských filmařů / JSAF, o.s.
Jana Masaryka 16
58601 Jihlava
Czech Republic
http://www.dokument-festival.cz
email: info@dokument-festival.cz

Member of Doc Alliance


Czech Republic
http://www.dafilms.com

Program Director/Contact for German Entries
Mr. Petr Kubia (Programming Director) Ms. Andrea Slovakova (Experimental Films Programmer)
andreas@dokument-festival.cz

Director
Mr. Marek Hovorka
andreas@dokument-festival.cz

Year of Foundation 1997

Event Date from 25 October 2018 till 30 October 2018

in Jihlava, Czech Republic

Sections Competitive:
Opus Bonum (Contemporary World Documentary Competition); Between the Seas (Newest Documentary Filmmaking of Central and European Countries Competition); Czech Joy (Czech Documentaries of the Past Year Competition); First Lights (Best documentary debuts); Fascinations (Experimental Documentary Film Competition); Exprmntl.cz (Survey of the latest Czech experimental films); Short Joy (Best short documentary films); Testimonies on Politics; Knowledge and Nature (thematic competition sections);

Noncompetitive
Special Event; Doc.Alliance selection (Selection of the Partnership of European festivals); Day for Audiovisual Heritage (Celebrating the World Day of Audiovisual Heritage declared by UNESCO); Doc.fi (Doc-fi expresses the conviction that the boundary between documentary and fiction is porous); Reality.tv (Opens viewers‘ eyes to new television formats); Translucent Beings (Retrospective Profiles of Unique Personalities for World Documentary);

Category Documentary, Short

Terms of Entry Completed and signed Entry Form; Year of Production must be October 2018 or later

Subtitles

Registration Deadline for films produced in 2018: 31 March 2019
for films produced in 2019: 31 May 2019
for rough cuts: 31 July 2019

Fees none

Attendance Figures 40,000 5.500 issued accreditations, 350 accredited Czech and foreign journalists

Participants of the Film Industry Over 1.100 Foreign or Czech film professionals attend the event every year.

Prizes/Awards Best World Documentary; Best Central and Eastern European Documentary Film; Best Czech Documentary Film; Special Mention; The Best Experimental Documentary; Audience Award; Best Documentary Debut; Best Documentary Short; Cotribution to World Cinema Award; Best Festival Poster; Best films in thematic Testimonies sections

German Films

2018


Opus Bonum Competition
CAROUSEL by Arnaud Gerber (FR/DE)

First Lights Competition
#3511 by Isaac Stilwell (PL/DE/BE/FR/AU)
BOY OF WAR by Cyprien Clément-Delmas, Igor Kosenko (DE/CZ, Fabian&Fred)
WE OWN THE CRISIS by Rebekka Kaufmann (GR/DE, Ama Film, Film Academy Baden Württemberg)

Between the Seas Student Film Competition
ARS MORIENDI – THE ART OF LIVING (ARS MORIENDI ODER DIE KUNST DES LEBENS) by Kristina Schranz (DE/AT)

Fascinations Competition
MORE THAN EVERYTHING by Rainer Kohlberger
THE ESCAPE AGENTS by Scott Calonico (DE/UK)
WANDERLUST ITERATION #1 by Björn Speidel

Short Joy Competition
IN THE FRAME by Ion Gnatiuc, Artiom Zavadovsky (MD/FR/DE/RO)

A Testimony on Politics
STILL RECORDING by Saeed Al Batal & Ghiath Ayoub (SY/LB/QA/FR/DE, Blinker Filmproduktion)

A Testimony on Nature
WILD RELATIVES by Jumana Manna (DE/LB/NO)

A Testimony on Knowledge
NEAR AND ELSEWHERE by Sue-Alice Okukubo, Eduard Zorzenoni (AT/DE, simonsays.pictures)

Special Event
AQUARELA by Victor Kossakowsky (DE/GB/DK, Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion)
AW RAH NYOOSH by Ben Neufeld
MEETING GORBACHEV by Werner Herzog & André Singer (GB/US/DE, MDR/ARTE)
POPE FRANCIS – A MAN OF HIS WORD by Wim Wenders (IT/CH/DE/FR, Neue Road Movies)

Lebanon – Between Ashes and Roses
TSHWEESH by Feyrouz Serhal (LB/DE/ES/QA)

Fascinations: Home
GHOSTS BEFORE BREAKFAST (VORMITTAGSSPUK) by Hans Richter
HOME STORIES by Matthias Müller
NEW LIFE by Hans Richter

Virtual Reality
BEING AN ASTRONAUT, PART 1 by Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff, Jürgen Hansen (FR/DE)
HOME AFTER WAR by Gayatri Parameswaran, Felix Gaedtke (US/DE/IQ)
ICEMAN VR by Eric Benz, Jan Krueger (Headtrip, Port au Prince)
THE GREAT OCEAN (DEBRIS) – VENICE by Michael Geidel

Laboratorium
BLUE – RISE BEFORE DEMISE by Michael Geidel

Number of Films Shown about 200

Media Coverage About 150 journalists attend the event. From TV, radio and paper media, starting with local Czech media and ending with correspondents of the Variety, DOX, Cahiers du Cinéma and Screen International.

Evaluation Jihlava IDFF focuses on creative documentaries, films with socially crucial and surprising topics, but also with outstanding aesthetic qualities and progressive author's style.

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