The central symbol of the Jihlava Festival is a funnel. In addition to its traditional uses, we can also listen or look through a funnel. No matter which end we put to our eye, we always see the same world differently! The funnel becomes a metaphor for perception and for bringing alive one's thinking which is how the organisers intend the festival to work. This attitude is reflected in the festival's central motto: "THINKING THROUGH FILM!" The festival's scope is in principle open while at the same time selectively focusing on the essential. It consistently follows Czech, Central European, and the world documentary scene. The festival's programming is not constrained by theme or technology. The only important thing is the quality of films selected from across time and space. The programme directors view the documentary film category as openly as possible: through selected works of cinema, they try to capture the diverse contemporary openness of thinking and the variety of creative approaches - from strictly traditional to maverick experiments.
Best Central European Documentary Film
Best Czech Documentary Film
Contribution to World Cinema