FESTIVALS: The 20th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival Announces Selection


    JIHLAVA: The 20th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival will screen 310 film titles out of more than 3,600 submitted films. The competition sections will showcase 45 world premieres, as well as eleven international and two European premieres. The festival will run from 25 to 30 October 2016.

    The Opus Bonum competition section presents the most notable international documentary titles. This year the competition’s sole juror, French editor Claire Atherton, will pick one title out of a total of 16 films from thirteen countries, six of which are world premieres.

    Between the Seas, a competition section composed of the best documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe will offer 14 titles, seven of which are world premieres, while Czech Joy competition section boasts 13 titles on various politically and socially charged topics.

    The festival will focus this year on Turkey and will present the documentary work of Eric Rohmer. Viktor Kossakovsky, Thomas A. Østbye, Thomas Hellum and Lordan Zafranovič will hold masterclasses.

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    Opus Bonum - Best World Documentary Film Competition

    27 Times Time (Belgium)
    Directed by Annick Ghijzelings

    Appunti del passaggio (Italy, Switzerland)
    Directed by Maria Iorio, Raphaël Cuomo

    The Road Back (Belgium)
    Directed by Maurits Wouters

    Time Splits in the River (Taiwan)
    Directed by I-Chieh Huang, Xuan-Zhen Liao, Chia-Hung Lee, Yo-Ping Wang

    Yellowing (Hong Kong)
    Directed by Tze-Woon Chan

    Katyusha: Rocket Launchers, Folk Songs and Ethnographic Refrains (Canada)
    Directed by Kandis Friesen

    Taego Ãwa (Brazil)
    Directed by Henrique Borela, Marcela Borela

    La Perla, about the Camp (Argentina)
    Directed by Pablo Baur

    Metaphysics and Democracy (Germany, Colombia)
    Directed by Luis Ortiz

    The Room You Take (Portugal)
    Directed by Pedro Fiipe Marques

    The New Day (Argentina)
    Directed by Gustavo Fontán

    The Nature of Things (Italy)
    Directed by Laura Viezzoli

    Spectres Are Haunting Europe (Greece, France)
    Directed by Maria Kourkouta, Niki Giannari

    We Make Couples (Canada)
    Directed by Mike Hoolboom

    Smiling on the Phone (Netherlands, Spain, United States)
    Directed by Aitziber Olaskoaga

    A Distant Echo (United States, United Kingdom)
    Directed by George Clark

    Between the Seas - Best Central and East European Documentary Film Competition

    A Fable (Slovakia)
    Directed by Lucia Nimcová, Sholto Dobie

    Dialogue with Joseph (Lithuania, France)
    Directed by Elžbieta Josadé

    A Hole in the Head (Slovakia, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Robert Kirchhoff

    Depth Two (Serbia, France)
    Directed by Ognjen Glavonic

    Among Houses and the Cosmos (Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Directed by Kostana Banovic

    Sea Tomorrow (Kazakhstan, Germany)
    Directed by Suvorova Katerina

    Monk of the Sea (Poland)
    Directed by Rafal Skalski

    Butterflies (Russia)
    Directed by Kubasov Dmitry

    My Friend Boris Nemtsov (Estonia)
    Directed by Zosya Rodkevich

    Notorious Deeds (Romania)
    Directed by Gabriel Tempea

    The Dazzling Light of Sunset (Georgia, Germany)
    Directed by Salomé Jashi

    The Things (Georgia)
    Directed by Nino Gogua

    A Two Way Mirror (Croatia)
    Directed by Katarina Zrinka Matijevic

    Cinema Futures (Austria)
    Directed by Michael Palm