Docu Talents, Ji.hlava Academy, Inspiration Forum, and more

Invitation to the 15th Docu Talents from the East

The annual presentation of the most remarkable creative documentary projects from Central and Eastern Europe with planned release between September 2019 and August 2020 will take place on Sunday, August 18 at 3.00 PM during the Cinelink Industry Days at the 25th Sarajevo Film Festival. The most promising of the ten presented projects will receive the Docu Talent Award in cooperation with Current Time TV. The award is accompanied by a financial prize in the amount of 5,000 USD. Join us in Sarajevo for the presentations followed by the Docu cocktail, where the winner will be announced. The programme is traditionally curated by the Ji.hlava IDFF.  

Submit your documentary to the Ji.hlava IDFF by July 31

By July 31 you may still submit rough cuts and films that have so far not had a festival world premiere. We accept feature-length and short films as well as animated and interactive documentaries. Films premiered at Ji.hlava have the chance to be nominated for the European Film Academy Awards, and the winners at the Ji.hlava IDFF are eligible also for Oscar® consideration.

Inspiration Forum – beyond the realm of documentary cinema 

The 23rd Ji.hlava IDFF will again offer a unique experience, which is not common at film festivals around the world. This year, 80 scientists, politicians, artists, activists, religious leaders and journalists will analyze new models of democracy, search for the ways of facing the climageddon, and take a closer look at the global ambitions of China. The Inspiration Forum, which will run on October 24 – 29 will offer a great opportunity to go deeper into the topics tackled by documentary films.

The Ji.hlava Academy opens doors to applications

Until September 15, we welcome your applications to the Ji.hlava Academy – a five-day educational, networking and inspiring platform open to those who are dedicated to expanding the limits of visual style, authorial approach or audience perception. Open to directors, cinematographers, editors, producers and visual artists, but also film and art critics and festival programmers. The third edition of this creative lab will take place as part of the Ji.hlava IDFF on October 24 – 29.

Visual concept of the 23rd Ji.hlava unveiled

This year’s edition of the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival will revolve around the theme of environmental protection. Visual artist Juraj Horváth, the author of the festival poster that was officially published today, always writes a short poem accompanying the visual design. This year, one of the poem’s lines depicts a “planet turning red-hot”. Marek Hovorka, the Director of the Ji.hlava IDFF adds: “So far, the festival has mainly followed the line of thoughts and filmic expressions. This time, we are adding a third aspect: the environmental footprint.

Possibilities for presentation at the 23rd Ji.hlava IDFF

The 23rd Ji.hlava will again offer a wide range of promotion possibilities. We invite you to use this opportunity to advertise in the festival printed materials, host an event during the festival, or distribute your promotional materials to festival guests. Reach out to documentary film fans and around 1,200 film professionals attending the most important documentary film event in Central and Eastern Europe. Contact us until September 20 and we will prepare a tailor-made offer for you.

Joris Ivens now at DAFilms.com

DAFilms.com presents yet another documentary film classic, Dutch filmmaker Joris Ivens. Recall his works from the golden collection of European cinema. Watch his films from the 1960s following his travels across the world17th Parallel directly from the Vietnam War, A Valparaíso and Le petit chapiteau from Latin America’s Chile, and Rotterdam Europort painting a portrait of a city in his native Netherlands. Set out on a documentary journey with globetrotter Joris Ivens!

Submit your rough cuts to East Silver 2019

Submit your documentaries in rough cut stage, produced/co-produced in the region of Central and Eastern Europe, to the largest internationally recognized database of creative feature and television documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe. The East Silver Market takes place during the 23rd Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival (Oct 24 – 29, 2019). Silver Eye Awards in two categories will be handed to the winners at the festival. Do not miss the chance to submit your film! The deadline is July 31.