Jihlava, Or 20 Years of Documentary in Bohemia

Jihlava, Or 20 Years of Documentary in Bohemia

From October 25 to 30, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival will see its 20th anniversary edition. Look forward to the opulent programme in eight screening halls!

From October 25 to 30, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival will see its 20th anniversary edition. Look forward to the opulent programme in eight screening halls!

The festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary by the special Jihlava Manifesto section that will bring the film icons presented in Jihlava since the beginning of the festival back to the cinema screens. It will also welcome many interesting and honoured guests, including American experimental filmmaker Bill Morrison who uses variously damaged film strips in his films. Jihlava IDFF will present 12 of his crucial films, while his two latest films made this year – The Dockworker’s Dream and Little Orphan Annie – will receive an international premiere at the festival.

This year’s programme will offer even more specialties. The visitors can look forward to Russian film avant-garde and a cross-section of Icelandic cinema, whose most renowned representative is Fridrik Thor Fridriksson. Those documentary fans who like to influence the course of events will certainly welcome a chance to influence the programme by passing the Facebook baton at My Jihlava Film. Two weeks before the launch of the festival, an exhibition introducing the festival’s history and the phenomenon of documentary film will be opened at Masaryk Square in Jihlava, welcoming local residents as well as festival visitors. And mind you, a penny saved is a penny made; therefore we would like to inform all economically minded fans of quality culture that the accreditations are available for a very favourable price until October 10.

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