Two opportunities for documentary filmmakers – Ji.hlava Industry Program

Ji.hlava IDFF announces two calls – The EMERGING PRODUCERS 2021 programme is focused on talented documentary film producers, and Ji.hlava Film Fund provides support to documentaries in the stage of production and post-production. The submission deadline for both programmes is March 15.

Ji.hlava Film Fund

The Ji.hlava Film Fund provides in-kind grants for visual and sound post-production of mid-length or feature-length documentary and hybrid films at the stage of production or post-production originating in Central and Eastern Europe, a region with a long documentary tradition.

Expected premiere for applied projects is fall 2020, the completed film will premiere at the 24th Ji.hlava IDFF in October 2020.

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Emerging Producers 2021

A promotional and educational project which brings together talented European documentary film producers. The aim of the project is to introduce an up-and-coming generation of talented European producers to professionals from various fields of the film industry. The project creates a platform for meetings of film professionals with an emphasis on documentary cinematography. The project is organised and curated by Ji.hlava IDFF. The selection of producers will be announced during summer 2020.


  • A producer with a several years’ experience in the local market (i.e. not a student or recent graduate) with a capacity for professional growth and with ambitions to be active on the European market
  • At least one realized film (fiction or documentary, mid-length or feature) which has entered theatrical distribution, has been screened at a festival etc.
  • Producers from all European countries are eligible. The guest country of the Emerging Producers 2021 edition is Israel.

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