Echoes of Ji.hlava extended to New York, Belgium, France

    The Echoes of the 24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival will kick off online this Thursday for audiences in the Czech Republic. Selected films will then be available also to viewers in Belgium, France and New York. This year’s Ji.hlava documentary spring will offer award-winning films, discussions with filmmakers and masterclasses. The Echoes are held in partnership with Czech Centers network.

    “The global pandemic put a spoke in the wheels of the filmmaking world: cinemas remain closed, producers put off film shooting and many festivals have months-long delays. This is also why are launching our Echoes already in the springtime – we want to give documentary film fans and filmmakers a chance to connect”, says Ji.hlava IDFF director Marek Hovorka.

    Belgium: Twelve films available on March 11–17

    The 9th Ji.hlava Echoes in Belgium will feature twelve remarkable documentaries, including a number of award-winning titles.  They include the best documentary debut from the 24th Ji.hlava IDFF Ghosts: Long Way Home by Portuguese director Tiago Siopa, Hubert Sauper’s latest film Epicentro, playful portrait of renowned Czech surrealist Jan Švankmajer Alchemical Furnace, and the awarded Time Is by talented Ghent-based filmmaker Zaur Kourazov. See full programme here.

    The screenings will be accompanied by Q&As with the authors and a masterclass for film students in Belgium.

    The Echoes will continue in France, where the audiences will have a chance to watch festival films between March 18–25. New York will host the fourth edition of Ji.hlava Echoes with three selected festival films made available online on March 19–25.

    The screenings will be accompanied by Q&As with the filmmakers (Ai Weiwei, and others), recordings of Ji.hlava’s Inspiration Forum discussions and a masterclass for film students. The Echoes will also feature a panel discussion on March 15 entitled Reviving European Cinema with four film producers representing different parts of Europe.

    The Ji.hlava Echoes in Belgium, France and New York will be held online at dafilms.com. All screenings will be free of charge and geo-blocked for the respective territories of Belgium, France and New York.

    Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival is a leading European documentary film festival and the largest event of its kind in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. The 25th edition of Ji.hlava IDFF will take place on October 26–31, 2021.

    For more information please visit https://www.ji-hlava.com/echoes or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Last modified on 10-03-2021