Marek Hovorka is the founder of Ji.hlava IDFF in Jihlava, the Czech Republic. He has served as the Festival Director of Ji.hlava IDFF since 1997. From 1998 to 2005 he studied at the documentary film department at Prague’s FAMU (Film and TV School of the Academy Of Performing Arts). He is a co-founder of the Doc Alliance festival network, the East Silver documentary film market, the DAFilms online distribution platform and the founder of various industry initiatives (Inspiration Forum, Emerging Producers, Festival Identity). Mr. Hovorka is a member of the editor’s board of Dok.revue. He has previously served as a member of various juries at international and documentary film festivals such as FID Marseille, CPH:DOX, Visions du réel, Karlovy Vary IFF, Cinema Vérité Tehran, and It's All True São Paulo.