Eighteen up-and-coming documentary film producers from Europe were introduced to film professionals and journalists present at the 69th Berlinale (see photo gallery). The call for applications for the next edition of EMERGING PRODUCERS was also announced in Berlin, with a deadline on March 15, 2019. The programme will include two sessions – one in Jihlava (October 2019) and another in Berlin (February 2020). You can now submit your applications or share the news with talented producers around you. The Emerging Producers from Europe will be accompanied by a participant from Taiwan, which is the guest country of the 2020 edition.
Film submissions to the 23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival are now open.We accept feature-length and short films, animated and interactive documentaries. The films premiered in Jihlava have a chance to be nominated for the European Film Academy Awards and the winners at the Ji.hlava IDFF are also eligible also for Oscar® consideration in the Documentary Short Subject and Documentary Feature Subject categories. Check the deadlines now.
After the successful Echoes of Ji.hlava IDFF in Belgium, we move to Bratislava, where we will present the most remarkable film titles from the festival's 22nd edition later this week, on March 7-8. At the end of the month, the Ji.hlava Echoes will take place in New York and on April 1 we will be at the Warsaw’s Wajda School. The Echoes of Ji.hlava traditionally include film screenings, discussions and masterclasses and are organised in collaboration with the Czech Centres network.
You can meet members of the Ji.hlava IDFF team at some of the upcoming film festivals. The head of international communication René Kubášek will be at the 12th edition of One World Romania in Bucharest on March 15-18, the festival director Marek Hovorka will attend Cinéma du Réel on March 19-21, while our programmer Andrea Slováková will be in Kyiv at the Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival between March 22-26 and then at the CPH:DOX on March 26-29. We will be happy to meet you on these occassions!
East Doc Platform’s programme section East Doc Interactive brings to Prague (March 9–15) interesting projects, experts and tutors. Kalina Bertin will talk about her Manic VR, a beautiful and chaotic journey through the phases of bipolar disorder. Austrian artistic collective gold extrawill discuss their documentary games set in the heart of Nairobi or in the middle of a war in the Ukraine. Storyteller Frédéric Dubois will tell the audience how to set a successful impact agenda. See the complete EDP 2019 programme. We invite the EDP participants to the Guests Meet Guests hosted by Emerging Producers, which will take place on Tuesday, March 12 from 18.30 at Tibet Open House Prague.
KineDok presents an annual collection of new documentaries that are just perfect for the big screen. On March 25, the project's 5th edition will start in seven European countries and for the first time also online at DAFilms.com! Before you head for one of the screenings of this year’s KineDok, watch a selection from the past editions: End of the World, The Dead Nation, The White World According to Daliborek and more!