Echoes of 20th Ji.hlava IDFF in Brno

The echoes of the 20th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, the largest event of its kind in the region of Central and Eastern Europe, will take place at Kino Art in Brno on December 5-6.

The Ji.hlava echoes will feature awarded movies in all major categories - the Best World Documentary Film 2016, the Best Central and East European Documentary Film 2016, the Best Experimental Documentary Film, the Best Short Documentary Film 2016 and also an Icelandic classics from 1925 live accompanied by Brno based Dunami Ensemble.

  • Kino Art, Brno /
  • tickets: 120/100 Kč (velký/malý sál)
  • If not indicated otherwise, the films are screened with English subtitles.


Monday, December 5 | 6 p.m. | velký sál

FC Roma

Tomáš Bojar, Rozálie Kohoutová
Czech Republic / 2016 / 76 min / Czech version / English subtitles

  • Best Czech Documentary Film 2016

A chronicle of the FC Roma football club, whose members have to persuade the other - “gadjo” - teams in the third league to play against them, transforms into an excursion through the various types of everyday Czech xenophobia.


Monday, December 5 | 8 p.m. | malý sál

Proměny přítelkyně Evy + Ten Meter Tower + De Potentia Dei

Proměny přítelkyně Evy
Drahomíra Vihanová
Czechoslovakia / 1990 / 21 min / Czech version / no subtitles

A documentary by Czech film legend Drahomíra Vihanová, who accepted the Contribution to World Cinema Award at 20th Ji.hlava IDFF.


Ten Meter Tower
Maximilien Van Aertryck, Axel Danielson
Sweden / 2016 / 16 min / Swedish version / English subtitles

  • Best Short Documentary Film 2016

A humorous conceptual game based on a simple idea – filming amateur swimmers as they get ready to jump from a 10-meter platform...


De Potentia Dei
Ondřej Vavrečka
Czech Republic / 2016 / 66 min / Czech, Russian, English, Polish, German, French version / Czech subtitles

  • Best Czech Experimental Documentary Film 2016
  • GUEST: Ondřej Vavrečka

Potentia dei is a notion difficult to translate, but possible to explain. The same goes for a film essay by Ondřej Vavrečka, with signs and information, their interpretation and secrets as its main theme...




Monday, December 5 | 8.30 p.m. | velký sál

The Dazzling Light of Sunset

Salomé Jashi
Georgia, Germany / 2016 / 74 min / Georgian version / English subtitles

  • Best Central and Eastern European Documentary Film 2016
  • Best Documentary Debut Film 2016

On dilapidated theater stages, the secular rituals of contemporary Georgian society play out: weddings, fashion shows, beauty pageants, political elections...


Tuesday, December 6 | 5.30 p.m. | malý sál

Spectres are haunting Europe

Maria Kourkouta, Niki Giannari
France, Greece / 2016 / 99 min / Arabian, Greek, English version / English and Czech subtitles

  • Best World Documentary Film 2016

The Idomeni refugee camp housed people from the Middle East who were trying to cross the border into Europe. A bleak portrait of a place where endless lines of refugees try to preserve the final remnants of their individual freedoms.


Tuesday, December 6 | 9 p.m. | velký sál

Iceland in Moving Pictures

Loftur Gudmundson
Iceland / 1925 / 84 min / silent / Icelandic subtitles

  • live accompanied by Dunami Ensemble - František Chaloupka (el. guitar), Lucie Páchová (vocal, zither, amplified objects) and Michal Indrák (elektronics)

A compilation of symbols of Icelandic modernity and also traditional life, shot using vertical and horizontal panoramic images of the city, combined with footage of the busy streets and traffic...