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Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival

International Documentary Film Festival in Jihlava.

About

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. 

Awards

  • 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

Rules

  • 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 between September and December 2017. 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

Documents

Place

Czech Republic
Jihlava

Official website

dokument-festival.cz

Contacts

Address:

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

 

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline (produced in 2017)
    March 31, 2018
  • Deadline (produced in 2017)
    May 31, 2018
  • Deadline (rough cut)
    July 31, 2018
  • Event dates
    25 — 30 October 2018
Categories & Fees
  • Deadline (produced in 2017) — free
  • Deadline (produced in 2017) — free
  • Deadline (rough cut) — free
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