FESTIVAL IDENTITY 2016 – workshop for festival organisers form across Europe, Jihlava (Czech Republic)
The 20th edition of one of the largest documentary film events in Central and Eastern Europe, the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, is taking place on 25-30 October. It will be opened with a film about the Czech Berdych gang, while focusing on contemporary Turkish cinema. Among the festival’s prominent guests are Mike Bonanno of The Yes Men and the British producer of Ken Loach’s films, Rebeca O’Brien.
The event is dedicated to discovering new filmmaking talents and the so-far unknown film titles and to blurring the line between documentary, fiction and experimental film.
310 out of 3,600 submitted titles have been shortlisted for this year’s programme, adding almost 80 films with an additional 26 offered as part of the Czech Television Documentaries section. The competition sections will showcase 45 world premieres, as well as 11 international and 2 European premieres.
This event is co-funded by the CEI Cooperation Fund.