Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival

http://www.dokument-festival.cz

Czech Republic

The central symbol of the Jihlava Festival is a funnel. In addition to its traditional uses, we can also listen or look through a funnel. No matter which end we put to our eye, we always see the same world differently! The funnel becomes a metaphor for perception and for bringing alive one's thinking which is how the organisers intend the festival to work. This attitude is reflected in the festival's central motto: "THINKING THROUGH FILM!" The festival's scope is in principle open while at the same time selectively focusing on the essential. It consistently follows Czech, Central European, and the world documentary scene. The festival's programming is not constrained by theme or technology. The only important thing is the quality of films selected from across time and space. The programme directors view the documentary film category as openly as possible: through selected works of cinema, they try to capture the diverse contemporary openness of thinking and the variety of creative approaches - from strictly traditional to maverick experiments.

Prizes:
Best Central European Documentary Film
Best Czech Documentary Film
Audience Award
Contribution to World Cinema

Hungarian films at the festival

1999 - Our Stork
1999 - The Danube exodus (The Jewish exodus, the German exodus)
2002 - Northlands (in competition)
2003 - A Bibó Reader
2004 - Golden Hut - Special Mention (in competition) (winner)
2004 - Junking (in competition)
2004 - Movie for Piano (in competition)
2005 - The Life of an Agent (in competition)
2005 - Snail Fortress - First Prize (in competition) (winner)
2005 - Spielers (in competition)
2006 - A Guest of Life - Alexander Csoma De Körös (in competition)
2006 - Moszny (in competition)
2007 - Slice of Their Lives - Sub-Carpathian Soap-Opera (in competition)
2008 - I Am von Höfler(Variation on Werther) (in competition)
2009 - Spy in a One Horse Town (in competition)
2010 - Cave (in competition)
2010 - Negative History of Hungarian Cinema (in competition)
2010 - Baby's Breakfast
2013 - Regina (in competition)
2017 - Picturesque Epochs (in competition)

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