Echoes of Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

Categories: Cinema
Date: 06/02/2019 to 12/02/2019
Time: 18 h 30 - 21 h 00
Location: Brussels
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At the beginning of February, Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival will come to Belgium for the seventh time to present the Echoes of its 22nd edition (2018) – a representative showcase of documentaries including a selection of winning films. Brussels screenings will stretch to three venues joined this year by a new partner in Ghent. On the programme: feature-length and short (experimental) films and the European documentary cinema at its finest!


Wednesday, February 6 / 6.30 pm / Opening Ceremony of the Echoes

Talks with TGM + Q&A with Jakub Červenka
Jakub Červenka, Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2018, 80 min
Special Mention Opus Bonum at 22nd Ji.hlava IDFF

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director and a cocktail reception.
Registration is required for this screening (entry free). You can register here.



VENUE:European Parliament, Place du Luxembourg 100, Altiero Spinelli Building, B-1047 Brussels (map).The entrance to the venue will be possible through the Atrium Welcome Point from the Esplanade Solidarnocs. (venue map)

Thursday, February 7 / 6.00 pm

Into Thin Air
Cristina Motta, Argentina, 2018, 15 min

My Granny from Mars
Alexander Mihalkovich, Belarus, Ukraine, Estonia, 2018, 83 min

VENUE: KASKcinema, Godshuizenlaan 4, 9000 Ghent (map)

Friday, February 8 / 7.30 pm

The Silence of Others
* Best Testimony on Politics at 22nd Ji.hlava IDFF
Robert Bahar, Almudena Carracedo, USA, Španělsko, 2018, 96 min

Saturday, February 9 / 7.30 pm


Patrick Bokanowski, France, 2018, 8 min

The Waldheim Waltz
Ruth Beckermann, Austria, 2018, 93 min

Sunday, February 10 / 5.30 pm

Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Czech Republic, 2018, 10 min
* Best Czech Experimental Documentary Film at 22nd Ji.hlava IDFF

Central Bus Station
Tomáš Elšík, Czech Republic, 2018, 75 min
* Special Mention Czech Joy at 22nd Ji.hlava IDFF

VENUE : Cinema Aventure, Rue des Fripiers 57 Kleerkopersstraat, Galerie du Centre Bloc II – Centrumgalerij Blok II, 1000 Brussels (map)

Monday, February 11 / 7.30 pm

My Unknown Soldier + Q&A with Anna Kryvenko
Anna Kryvenko, Czech Republic, Latvia, Slovakia, 2018, 79 min

Tuesday, February 12 / 10.00 am

The Dazzling Light of Sunset
Salomé Jashi, Georgia, Germany, 2016, 74 min
* Best Central and East European Documentary Film + Best Feature-Length Documentary Debut at 20th Ji.hlava IDFF

Masterclass Salomé Jashi
Salomé Jashi is a Georgian documentary filmmaker and cinematographer and the co-founder of the Sakdoc Film production company. During her lecture she will show excerpts from her films and talk about approaching characters, as well as about finding the right visual style in documentary filmmaking.

VENUE: Cinema RITCS, Rue Antoine Dansaert 70, 1000 Brussels (map)

Entry fee: the Opening is entry free, for other venues please visit the Facebook events.

Echoes of Ji.hlava are organized in Brussels and Ghent by JIDFF and Czech Centre Brussels with support of Vysočina Region, City of Jihlava and Embassy of the Czech Republic to the Kingdom of Belgium and local partners. The opening in the EP is organized with MEP Pavel Poc (S&D) and under the auspices of H. E. Pavel Klucký, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Kingdom of Belgium.

Find the entire program in here.