The best films of the thirteenth year of the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival were announced at its closing ceremony.
In the Czech Joy category, the jury selected the film I Love my Boring Life (Mám ráda nudný ivot, Jan Gogola Jr., Czech Republic 2009) (PHOTO). Further on, the film Brain Fight (Souboj z mozkem, Jan Šípek, Czech Republic 2009) received a Special Mention.
The Opus Bonum award for the best documentary film of 2009 went to the film Bassidji (Tamadon Mehran, Iran – France – Switzerland 2009).
Further on, the jury of the Between the Seas section awarded the film The Border (Hranica, Jaroslav Vojtek, Slovakia 2009) as the best East European documentary film of 2009.
The award of the Fascinations section for the best experimental documentary film of 2009 went to the work with the title Workers Leaving the Factory (Dubai) (Ben Russell, USA 2008).
The Audience Award was presented by chief programming director Alena Müllerová on behalf of the Czech Television, going to the film Auto*mat (Martin Mareček, Czech Republic 2009).