News: Film submissions & Docu Talents

    Film submissions are open

    The preparations for the 24th Ji.hlava IDFF are underway, while we closely follow the developments related to the current crisis. In the meantime, we look forward to receiving your films! You can submit feature-length and short films, animated and interactive documentaries. The films premiered and awarded at Ji.hlava are eligible for the European Film Academy Awards as well as Oscar® consideration. Check the deadlines now.

    Docu Talents from the East – call for submissions

    The most remarkable new documentary projects from Central and Eastern Europe will be presented at the 16th edition of Docu Talents from the East @Sarajevo FFUntil April 30 you can submit your films in the post-production stage. Ten projects will be presented at the Sarajevo FF on August 16 and the most promising projects will be awarded a financial prize 5,000 USD in cooperation with Current Time TV. Since its launch in 2005, the Docu Talents has presented over 150 projects, many of which have subsequently premiered and collected prizes at film festivals around the world.

    Ex Oriente Film 2020 deadline approaching

    Apply now for Ex Oriente Film 2020 and get a tailor-made training for the development of your film with the help of more than 30 world experienced film professionals. You can submit your work until April 30 to the Institute of Documentary Film via this online application form. Applying is free of charge. Open to creative feature-length documentary projects and docu-series in development and early production, challenging genres, format and media boundaries. One of the three workshop sessions will take place in October at Ji.hlava IDFF. Before applying, please, see the Guidelines, including the List of eligible countries.

    Visions du Réel 2020 online on DAFilms.com

    For a limited time only, VOD documentary portal DAFilms.com plays host to a number of films from the Nyon’s Visions du Réel, our partner festival within the Doc Alliance network. Until May 2, viewers can watch films by Peter Mettler and Petra Costa, for free. What’s more, both creators are set to lead exclusive streamed masterclasses – Petra Costa’s masterclass is set to take place on April 30 while Peter Mettler’s is scheduled for May 1. Check now the Visions du Réel 2020: Online Edition at DAFilms.com.