Years running: 24 (since 1997)

Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival

International Documentary Film Festival in Jihlava.


Jihlava IDFF is the largest festival for creative documentary films with a special focus on Central and Eastern Europe. It draws attention to socially relevant projects that possess innovative style and imagery, as well as a certain depth of reflection and confrontation. In addition, the festival offers screenings dedicated to experimental cinema and hosts various industry events for film professionals. East Silver Market is the most important project of the current festival. 


  • Best World Documentary - Opus Bonum
  • Best Central and Eastern European Documentary Film - Between the Seas
  • Best Czech Documentary Film - Czech Joy
  • Best Experimental Documentary - Fascinations
  • Best Documentary Debut Film in section Opus Bonum, Between the Seas or Czech Joy - First Lights
  • Best European Documentary Short - Short Joy
  • Doc Alliance Award
  • Audience Award
  • Contribution to World Cinema Award
  • Respekt Award
  • Best Festival Poster


  • Documentary and hybrid films and experimental documentary films. Also submissions of animated documentaries, online documentary projects or any of the cross-genre TV formats (docudrama, docusoap, reality show or mockumentary) are accepted.
  • The length of the film is not important, we accept submissions of both feature and short-length documentaries. Also, we accept documentary series.
  • Works that were finished in 2019 or 2020. As for films produced earlier, only those are eligible for submission that have not been made and premiered in Europe.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Submit completed Entry form;
  • Provide an online link with the film preview or 1 DVD copy, in case of submission also to East Silver, provide 2 DVDs.

Screening Media Type: DCP, 35 mm, 16 mm, video file, Blu-ray, Beta SP, and digibeta. 

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Program Director — Mr. Petr Kubia (Programming Director) Ms. Andrea Slovakova (Experimental Films Programmer)
  • Director — Mr. Marek Hovorka



Czech Republic

Official website



Jihlava IDFF, 
Jana Masaryka 16,
586 01 Jihlava, 
Czech Republic


Social Networks:

Вы представитель фестиваля?

Редактируйте информацию о фестивале самостоятельно

Sign up
Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline (produced in 2019)
    March 31, 2020
  • Deadline (produced in 2020)
    May 31, 2020
  • Deadline (rough cut)
    July 31, 2020
  • Event dates
    27 October — 1 November 2020
Categories & Fees
  • Deadline (produced in 2019) — €20
  • Deadline (produced in 2020) — €20
  • Deadline (rough cut) — €20
Интересные фестивали





United States

4 days

Виджет фестиваля