26.10. Ji.hlava for Kids – Friday programme

Ji.hlava for Kids makes the festival accessible to the youngest audience of Ji.hlava IDFF offering an exquisite selection of educational, entertaining and creative activities for children themselves or accompanied by parents. Kids aged 3 to 14 can enjoy a rich and varied programme each day from 9 AM to 7:30 PM childrens play area, mobile planetarium, arts workshops for smallest kids, workshops for older, regular workshops, theatre and music performances and film screenings.

The entire programme will take place in one building of the Vysočina Regional Gallery on Masaryk Square 24. Following one programme feature, children can join another activity or just rest and watch a screening or play in the children’s zone. And while your children will be having fun during their creative work or educational activities, you can visit one of the festival film screenings. After lunch break, the programme continues from 2 PM as a cocktail of various activities, while you can have a cup of coffee in the Paseka Café directly in the middle of the festival action.

Ji.hlava for kids is free of charge for both accredited and non-accredited visitors. Each kid that wants to take part in any of the programme features will obtain a free festival pass. Artistic and other workshops have a limited capacity and require prior registration, other activities can be joined without registration.

Friday programme


Oil Gobblers

9:30 am, main auditorium

Documentary mystification about a new animal species that thrives in environmental conditions that are deadly to humans. Directed by Jan Svěrák, Czechoslovakia, 1988, 20 min.







Photo – Ad – Manipulation 

10 am - 12 pm / 3 - 5 pm, dílna 2
The world around us is made of pictures. They communicate with us: not only do we see them, but we obey them. Here we examine the world of pictures, which were produced to share with us the thoughts of their creators: the world of press photos, ads and festival posters.
Andrea Průchová Hrůzová teaches visual communication at the Charles University’s Faculty of Social Sciences and at the Prague College. She’s the Director of Fresh Eye, a platform for the study of visual culture. Andrea focuses on teaching the basics of visual literacy and the relationship between visual culture and memory.

Buchty a loutky: The story of the Golden Goose 

2 - 3 pm, main auditorium

Oh, that Golden Goose, how it shines and how it’s precious. It seduces everyone. Only the youngest of the three brothers, whom everybody thinks is simple-minded, decides to take it to the princess: he likes her, wants to make her laugh, and wouldn’t mind marrying her. But the king is against it. Thank goodness for the kind giant! 
Buchty a loutky (“Cakes & Puppets”) is an independent alternative puppet theater company for children and adults. Its unconventional productions create a unique theatrical poetry.




Slávek Janoušek, Luboš Vondrák a Láďa Zítka

5 pm, main auditorium

A concert by friendly folklore bards intended for children young and old. Because “life’s better when you play”.




Play area

9 am - 7 pm

Wood lego and an interactive game from the Robinson fun park, plush toys, board games and bean bags for lounging, as well as supervised play time! smiley




Paseka café

9 am - 7:30 pm 

Cold and warm refreshments for all ages, all day. Open-face sandwiches, home-made lemonades, coffee, tea and chocolate from Lukáš Hejlík’s Gastromap – Paseka café. Open daily from 9 am to 7:30 pm.



Lost cinemas are back – in a photo album! 

10 am - 12 pm, dílna 1

Where did Jihlava’s cinemas disappear? In this workshop, participants attempt to bring old cinemas back to places that might have forgotten about them. They place pictures and memories into original photo albums they make themselves.
Silvie Čermáková is a moderator and lecturer at the Museum of Vysočina, where she leads educational programs and gives presentations to schoolchildren and the general public. She organizes short-term exhibitions and accompanying programs.


Mobile planetarium

10:30 am - 1:30 pm / 3 - 4:30 pm, entrance hall

Films from the fields of astronomy and natural sciences. Unconventional screenings of educational films, especially about stars and space, on the planetarium’s cupola. The mobile planetarium is a digital apparatus, thanks to which festivalgoers can learn, for instance, about the submarine world, flights into outer space or the landscapes of Mars.




A photo album is when…

4 - 5 pm, dílna 1

A photo album is a book of pictures and memories. In this workshop, the young participants learn the basic method to create their own original album. Everybody can manage the basic version of the Japanese bookbinding technique. Stitched binding is for more dexterous children (and patient parents), but all will be delighted with the result!
Silvie Čermáková is a moderator and lecturer at the Museum of Vysočina, where she leads educational programs and gives presentations to schoolchildren and the general public. She organizes short-term exhibitions and accompanying programs.


Bedtime stories 

7 pm, main auditorium

Favourite bedtime story series: The BEST of classics, the BEST of new stories, A Tribute to Zdeněk Smetana, A Tribute to Adolf Born, It Smells Like Fish Here...


Ongoing Czech Television :D workshop

9 am - 7 pm, café

The ongoing workshop offers every day an opportunity for those who haven’t signed for any such workshop to engage in a creative activity. Do you know how to make a hat out of paper? Do you know what a praxinoscope is – and how to use it? Or do you simply feel like painting something?

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