Ji.hlava IDFF 2018

We visited the 22nd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival. One of the most important documentary film festivals in Europe might be over, but you can still feel free to inspire yourself and add some feature and short films to your ‘watch next’ list. Here are some prize-winning films that are definitely worth watching:


Vacancy (Alexandra Kandy Longuet, Belgium) – Best World Documentary Film
Blending and Blinding (Richard Tuohy, Australia) – Best Experimental Documentary Film
Enclosed World (Karel Žalud, Czech Republic) – Best Czech Documentary Film
Passengers (Jana Boršková, Czech Republic) – Student Jury Award
Vote for Kibera (Martin Páv, Czech Republic) – Audience Award
Puddles, I Don’t Know (Anna Petruželová, Czech Republic) – Experimental CZ Special Mention


Jean-Luc Godard, the legendary French New Wave filmmaker and author of the official spot of the 22nd Ji.hlava IDFF 2018, has received a Contribution to World Cinema Award.

See our 35mm snaps from Jihlava below. Captured by Matous Sedlak.