FESTIVALS: Jihlava Announces Competition Films

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    JIHLAVA: The 19th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival will screen 233 films during the festival which runs 27 October – 1 November 2015.

    Over 3,400 films were submitted for the festival, which has become an annual meeting point for CEE documentary filmmakers. Of those selected, 34 films will have their world premiere in Jihlava. In addition to its four established competition sections, the 2015 festival will launch a competition of experimental and avant garde films. Fifteen films will compete in the main competition, Opus Bonum, with a heavy emphasis on films from Asia and the Americas.

    The festival’s industry programme will include the Emerging Producers networking forum, running 28 October – 1 November, and the Festival Identity platform, running 28-30 October. The festival’s Inspiration Forum will host a diverse range of speakers and guests including Julian Assange and Pussy Riot.

    The line-up of the Opus Bonum competition follows:

    (T)ERROR (US)
    Directed by Lyric R. Cabral, David Felix Sutcliffe

    14 Homicides (US)
    Directed by Jona Gerlach

    Collapse (South Korea)
    Directed by Won-woo Lee, Jeong-hyun Mun

    Covered with the Blood of Jesus (Nigeria, Italy)
    Directed by Tommaso Cotronei

    Dead Slow Ahead (Spain, France)
    Directed by Mauro Herce

    Disappear One (France, UK, Italy)
    Directed by Graeme Thomson, Silvia Maglioni

    Ettrick (France)
    Directed by Jacques Perconte

    Machine Gun or Typewriter (US)
    Directed by Travis Wilkerson

    Memories from Gehenna (France)
    Directed by Jenkoe Thomas

    Shahrzaad’s Tale (Canada)
    Directed by Shahin Parhami

    TERRA NULLIUS or: How to be a Nationalist (China, Taiwan, Japan)
    Directed by James T. Hong

    The Room of Bones (El Salvador, Mexico)
    Directed by Marcela Zamora Chamorro

    The Visit (Egypt, Germany)
    Directed by Marouan Omara, Nadia Mounier

    Things (Norway)
    Directed by Thomas A. Østbye

    You Can Just Learn It (Singapore, US)
    Directed by Abigail Han