Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, the largest event of its kind in the region of Central
and Eastern Europe, has organised Docu Talents since 2005 at the Karlovy Vary IFF. From this year on,
the presentation will be hosted by the growing CineLink Industry Days of the Sarajevo Film Festival.
„CineLink Industry Days strengthens creative documentary filmmaking in the Southeast Europe. We are
proud to announce two new partnerships with renowned documentary organizations - Ji.hlava
International Documentary Film Festival and Documentary Campus / Masterschool“, says Jovan
Marjanović, Head of Industry of Sarajevo Film Festival.
“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”, says director of Ji.hlava IDFF Marek Hovorka.
Docu Talents @Sarajevo will take place between August 10-17, 2018. Directors and producers of ten
selected documentaries will introduce their projects during eight-minute presentations,
accompanied by three-minute trailers. The presentations will be followed by an informal cocktail party
and by one-to-one meetings of the presenters with sales agents and festival representatives.
Documentary projects are selected by representatives of the Ji.hlava IDFF.
The eligible projects include mid-length or feature-length documentary projects at the production
or post-production stage with expected premiere between September 2018 and August 2019. The
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, Ukraine. The deadline for
submissions to Docu Talents 2018 is June 1.
Since 2005, Docu Talents has been a launch pad for a number of documentaries by both renowned
and emerging directors such as Laila Pakalniņa, Vladimir Mansky, Bartek Konopka, Piotr Stasik, Peter
Kerekes, Dmitrii Kalashnikov and Helena Třeštíková. Films presented at Docu Talents in the past had
world and international premieres at major film festivals including in Cannes, Berlin, Locarno and
The filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe are invited to submit their projects at www.jihlava.
CONTACT: Jarmila Outratová / Head of Industry Office / Ji.hlava International Documentary Film