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Seventeen titles selected to the Opus Bonum International Competition at the 27th Ji.hlava IDFF


Seventeen titles will premiere at the Opus Bonum International Competition at the 27th Ji.hlava IDFF : six films will be screened in their world premiere, eight in international premiere and three will have their European premiere at Ji.hlava.

The competition features a great diversity of outstanding films produced by filmmakers from Argentina, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Slovakia, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, and United States.

We are honored to introduce also the Opus Bonum international jury composed of French editor Dominique Auvray, American writer and scholar Michael Renov, Czech director Adéla Komrzý, British curator and filmmaker Christopher Small, and director Una Gunjak from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Opus Bonum Awards are accompanied with cash prizes 10,000 USD for the best world documentary, 5,000 USD for the best Central and Eastern European film (in cooperation with Current Time TV), 5,000 EUR for the best film from V4 countries (in cooperation with the International Visegrad Fund), and 3,000 EUR for the best debut (in cooperation with ARRI). The Opus Bonum jury will also hand out awards for the best cinematography, editing, and sound design. At the same time, outstanding formats, such as the best film essay, will be highlighted. 


You can now browse the films below or visit Opus Bonum section on our website for more details. 








A Cautionary Tale

Ilinca Călugăreanu / UK, Romania, 2023

European Premiere


A Vague Dread Seems to Silence the Tongue

Edward Kihn / United States, 2023

International Premiere






Irene Dorigotti / Switzerland, Italy, 2023

International Premiere




Matej Bobrik / Poland, 2023

World Premiere





Dusty Snare and Islands

Chae Yu / South Korea, Thailand, 2023

International Premiere



East Wind

Maia Gattás Vargas / Argentina, 2023

International Premiere





King Coal

Elaine Sheldon / United States, 2023

European Premiere



La Reine

Nikola Klinger / Czech Republic, 2023

World Premiere





Nomad Solitude

Sebastien Wielemans / Belgium, France, 2023

International Premiere



Normal Love

Yannick Mosimann / Switzerland, 2023

International Premiere





Places of the Soul

Hamida Issa / Qatar, 2023

World Premiere



Rehab (from rehab)

Louise Lemoine, Ila Bêka / France, 2023

European Premiere





Rosinha and Other Wild Animals

Marta Pessoa / Portugal, 2023

International Premiere




Elvis Lenić / Croatia, 2023

International Premiere





Summer and Winter

Robert Manson / Ireland, Germany, 2023

World Premiere



The Third End of the Stick

Jaro Vojtek / Slovakia, 2023

World Premiere





You Will Never See It All

Štěpán Pech / Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2023

World Premiere



We look forward to seeing you at the 27th Ji.hlava IDFF on October 24–29!






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