Altogether eighteen talented young film professionals received the title of the Emerging Producers 2016 at the 19th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival in 2015.

    The Emerging Producers are representatives of a new generation of European documentary film producers. The Emerging Producers list includes so far 71 names from 28 European countries, many of whom have already firmly established themselves on the documentary scene since the launch of the programme in 2012.

    Eighteen Emerging producers traditionally participate in the specially designed programme at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival held annually in October.

    During the upcoming Berlinale, the Emerging Producers will also be introduced at a special event, organised by Jihlava IDFF on Monday, February 15 from 19.00 at the Czech Embassy in Berlin (Wilhelmstrasse 44).

    The Emerging Producers programme provides promotion possibilities, offers platform for networking and helps its participants with navigation in the European film industry space and institutions.

    "With growing number of applicants every year, Emerging Producer has already become a prestigious title," says Jarmila Outratová, Head of Industry at Jihlava IDFF.

    The main objective of the programme is to identify new talents and interconnect these European producers with other film professionals working in documentary cinematography. The project also aims to help its participants to establish contacts with producers from other countries, and thus increase the potential of future European coproduction projects.

    The deadline for submissions for the Emerging Producers 2017 programme is March 31, 2016. The candidate producers are expected to have a several years’ experience on the local market with a capacity for professional growth and with ambitions to be active on the European market. The applicants must have at least one realized film, which has entered theatrical distribution or has been screened at film festivals.

    The list including information about all the Emerging Producers 2016 is available here: www.emergingproducers.com.


    René Kubášek, International Communication

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    Altogether eighteen talented young film professionals enter the next year with the title Emerging Producer 2016:

    NameProduction companyCountry
    Tamara BabunFactumCroatia
    Karin C. BergerGolden Girls FilmproduktionAustria
    Mário Gajo de CarvalhoFilmes do Gajo, Unipessoal LDAPortugal
    Caroline DeedsPitch Black FilmstUnited Kingdom
    Erik FlodstrandFilmkreatörernaSweden
    Antra GaileMistrusmediaLatvia
    Caroline KirbergPong Film GmbHGermany
    Danuta KrasnohorskaCoLab PicturesPoland
    Irina Andreea MalceaLuna FilmRomania
    Tomáš MichálekMasterfilmCzech Republic
    Karen Rae Kaltenborn NothsteinCropaganda FilmsNorway
    Gábor OsváthFilmfabriq Kft.Hungary
    Emile PeronardEmile PeronardDenmark / Greenland
    Madeline RobertLes Films de la CaravaneFrance
    Patricia Drati RøndeSAM ProductionsDenmark
    Max TuulaMarx FilmEstonia
    Caroline VelanCaravel productionSwitzerland

    Guest country producer:

    Estephania Bonnett Alonso

    Black Cinema FaktoryColombia

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