PRAGUE: The showcase and forum of upcoming documentary films Docu Talents from the East, presented by Jihlava IDFF, is moving from Karlovy Vary IFF to the Sarajevo Film Festival.
Jihlava IDFF had presented the event at Karlovy Vary since 2005. This year it will take place 10-17 August 2011, hosted by CineLink Industry Days at the Sarajevo FF. Docu Talents from the East includes presentations by directors and producers of ten selected documentary projects, followed by one-to-one meetings with industry representatives.
In a statement about the move, Jihlava IDFF director Marek Hovorka said: “Sarajevo Film Festival is both a respected venue for presentation of fiction films and an important platform for the development of documentary filmmaking – featuring the traditional Docu Rough Cut Boutique and newly also Documentary Campus / Masterschool. Filmmakers presenting films at Docu Talents in Sarajevo will gain special attention of documentary and fiction film professionals, which will enrich their upcoming films.”
Applications from film projects are being accepted until 1 June 2018 at www.ji-hlava.com. Eligible projects should be mid-length or feature-length documentary projects at the production or post-production stage, with an expected premiere between September 2018 and August 2019. Eligible countries are Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia and the Ukraine.