Merging masters with new talent: Marek Hovorka on this year’s Ji.hlava film festival

Source: Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

The 27th edition of the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival kicks off today, ushering in six days of documentary films by both seasoned and new filmmakers. To learn more about the history of the festival and this year’s edition, I spoke with the festival’s head and creator, Marek Hovorka.

“Once upon a time, in 1997 we wanted to watch documentary films in the cinema, and we realized there are many people who are interested in documentary film making. That was the very beginning of the film festival which is now the leading festival in Central and Eastern Europe. We try to bring the spirit of documentary film making to a wide audience.”

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Author: Amelia Mola-Schmidt