Ji.hlava International Documentary film festival

Jihlava IDFF is the largest festival of creative documentary films in Central and Eastern Europe. It draws attention to socially relevant documentaries, which lack neither an innovative style and image nor depth of reflection and confrontation. In its seven competitions, the Festival awards remarkable Czech as well as international documentary films offers screenings dedicated to experimental film and organizes a host of industry events for film professionals.

The central symbol of the Jihlava Festival is a funnel, that becomes a metaphor for perception and for bringing alive one's thinking which is how the organizers intend the festival to work. This attitude is reflected in the festival's central motto: Thinking through Film! Through selected works of cinema, the festival tries to capture the diverse contemporary openness of thinking and the variety of creative approaches - from strictly traditional to maverick experiments.


Jana Masaryka 16
Jihlava 1 586 01
Czech Republic

Team members


Marek Hovorka

festival director