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15th Docu Talents from the East announced & News from Ji.hlava

Festivals 2019-08-08

Docu Talents from the East 2019 will be presented in Sarajevo

Ten outstanding Central and Eastern European documentary projects in production and post-production will be presented on August 18 during the Sarajevo Film Festival. The most promising projects will receive the Docu Talent Award in cooperation with Current Time TVThe award is accompanied by a financial prize in the amount of 5,000 USD. In Sarajevo, we will also be announcing the Emerging Producers 2020. Hoping to meet you there!

Time to submit your applications for the Ji.hlava Industry Programme

September 15 is the deadline for registrations to Festival Identity, which annually brings to Jihlava dozens of film festival representatives to share and exchange their experience. Until September 15, you can also register for Conference Fascinations – a meeting of experimental documentary film distributors and gallerists, organized in partnership with Kunsthalle Praha. We will be announcing further planned activities of the 2019 Ji.hlava Industry Programme in the coming weeks and early bird Industry accreditations for film professionals will be available from September 1.

Are you finalising film for the autumn? Get to us!

This year’s Ji.hlava will offer nine competitions, which include the Between the Seas section for the best Central and Eastern European Documentaries,  the First Lights for documentary debuts, and the Opus Bonum section featuring the most outstanding world documentary films. In case you are still finishing your film and consider the premiere at the 23rd Ji.hlava IDFF, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from our programme department.

Best Festival Poster competition

Each year, we present two awards for the best film festival posters: The audience award and the award of the jury composed of representatives of film festivals that participate in the Ji.hlava's Festival Identity meeting. We invite film festivals to send us their posters from the years 2018-2019 by September 15 and have them displayed at the very heart of the festival along with visuals of dozens of other film events from across the world. Find out more about the submission process here.

Meet Ji.hlava IDFF at other festivals 

You can meet members of the Ji.hlava IDFF team at some of the upcoming film festivals. Our programmer, Andrea Slováková, is currently at the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival and will also be attending the Locarno FF (August 11 – 13) and Venice FF (August 28 – 31). More members of our team will be in Sarajevo on August 16 – 20 at the Docu Talents presentations. We will be happy to meet you on these occasions!

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Last modified on 2019-08-08