JIHLAVA: Nine films will compete in the Between the Seas section of Jihlava IDFF, which runs 24-29 October 2017.
The section focuses on films from CEE countries, although this year’s selection includes films from Portugal, the UK and France. The Ukraine is represented by two films. Romania and Poland each have one film in the competition. The jury for this section includes the Slovak filmmaker Robert Kirchhoff. The winning film will receive a prize of 10,000 USD from the section’s partner Current Time TV.
The Opus Bonum competition, which has a single jury member, this year will be judged by Latvian filmmaker Laila Palkanina. Other competition sections include the national competition Czech Joy consisting of 18 films, debut competition First Lights, the experimental international competition Fascinations and the experimental Czech competition EXPRMNTL.CZ.
Between the Seas competition films:
Antonia and Catarina (Portugal)Directed by Cristina Hanes
Blind Cinema (Russia)Directed by: Grigory Glyants
Enticing, Sugary, Boundless or Songs and Dances about Death (Ukraine)Directed by: Tatiana Khodakivska, Oleksandr Stekolenko
Opera about Poland (Poland)Directed by Piotr Stasik
People Pebble (UK, France)Directed by Jivko Darakchiev, Perrine Gamot
PhoeniXXX (Romania)Directed by Mihai Gavril Dragolea
Picturesque Epochs (Hungary)Directed by Peter Forgacs
The Haunted (Norway, Uzbekistan)Directed by Saodat Ismailova
This is a War, Baby (Ukraine)Directed by Yuri Pupirin