Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival is the largest festival of creative documentary films in Central and Eastern Europe. It draws attention to documentaries with innovative visual style and a deeper social reflection and confrontation.
Jihlava IDFF has a prominent place on the map of documentary film festivals, being also a member and co-founder of Doc Alliance, initiative of six key European documentary film festivals, the activities of which also include selective documentary and experimental video-on-demand portal www.dafilms.com.
Every year the festival program awards the best international documentaries (Opus Bonum), the most remarkable Central and Eastern European documentaries (Between the Seas), the best Czech documentaries (Czech Joy) and the best of the experimental documentary films (Fascinations). A different perspective, both in terms of cinematographic approach and thinking about the world is reflected in retrospective sections Translucent Beings.
The festival continues to explore what documentary means. A new section called Doc-Fi shows how permeable the boundaries between documentary and fiction film are and new Reality TV section introduces the actual shapes of the crossbred genres like docudrama, docusoap, reality show or mockumentary to the audience. In 2011 festival introduced Radiodocumentary, section of radio documents.
The festival is famous for its informal atmosphere, discussion character and full cinemas – in total more than 30.000 viewers visited last year’s film screenings. The festival brings along a wide accompanying programme such as author readings, theatre cabarets, concerts of alternative music or Darkroom, focusing on still images on the big screen.
16th Jihlava IDFF 2012 will take place on October 23 – 28, in Jihlava (Czech Republic).
More information at www.dokument-festival.cz
DEADLINES FOR SUBMISSION
Films produced in 2011: April 30, 2012
Films produced in 2012: June 30, 2012
Rough cuts to be finished by October 2012: July 31, 2012
Contact for film submissions: Petr Pádivý, email@example.com