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Jihlava 2020


12 articles available in total starting from 18/12/2019. Last article published on 27/10/2020.

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Marek Hovorka • Festival director, Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

Interview: Marek Hovorka • Festival director, Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

“Central and Eastern European films are connected by political reflection much more than other movies are”

Director of the Ji.hlava IDFF Marek Hovorka talks to Cineuropa about the special digital edition, and how the current situation is affecting domestic and international films  

27/10 | Jihlava 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Clip from Ji.hlava opening film A New Shift

EXCLUSIVE: Clip from Ji.hlava opening film A New Shift

The first feature-length documentary by Czech filmmaker Jindřich Andrš follows a miner who is retraining to become a computer programmer after his coal mine is forced to close  

22/10 | Jihlava 2020

The 24th edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF to go virtual

The 24th edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF to go virtual

The largest Czech documentary film festival is readying 59 world and 26 international premieres, while the full line-up of this extraordinary online edition comprises 220 titles  

15/10 | Jihlava 2020

Review: The Jump

Review: The Jump

Giedrė Žickytė’s documentary centres on the moving story of the Kudirka incident, known for several years as the US Coast Guard’s “Day of Shame”  

12/10 | Warsaw 2020

Female creativity and Polish underground cinema in the spotlight at the upcoming edition of Ji.hlava IDFF

Female creativity and Polish underground cinema in the spotlight at the upcoming edition of Ji.hlava IDFF

The festival is planned as an on-site event, with a backup plan for a virtual festival ready in case cultural events should be banned in the Czech Republic  

24/09 | Jihlava 2020

Review: Once upon a Time in Poland

Review: Once upon a Time in Poland

Directors Vít Klusák and Filip Remunda check out shades of Polish Catholicism in this funny, and only slightly disturbing, documentary that premiered at the 17th Millennium Docs Against Gravity  

14/09 | Millennium Docs Against Gravity 2020

Review: Homecoming - Marina Abramovic and Her Children

Review: Homecoming - Marina Abramovic and Her Children

Ostensibly a documentary about the famous artist's life, career and her 2019 retrospective exhibition in Belgrade, this film from Serbian director Branko Miljković is a quasi-arty TV biopic  

18/08 | Sarajevo 2020

Ji.hlava IDFF confirms a physical edition for 2020

Ji.hlava IDFF confirms a physical edition for 2020

“Calling off or postponing this year’s edition was not, and is not, an option for us,” says the festival’s director, Marek Hovorka  

27/05 | Jihlava 2020

Review: Oeconomia

Review: Oeconomia

BERLINALE 2020: Carmen Losmann tries to understand the concept of economic growth and relate it to the ordinary viewer in this Forum documentary  

22/02 | Berlinale 2020 | Forum

Adam Oľha  • Co-director of Athanor – The Alchemical Furnace

Interview: Adam Oľha • Co-director of Athanor – The Alchemical Furnace

“We had an opportunity to witness the process of creation from up close and over a long period of time”

We talked to Adam Oľha, one of the co-directors of the documentary Athanor – The Alchemical Furnace, about the process of capturing how foremost Czech surrealist Jan Švankmajer creates art  

10/02 | IFFR 2020

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