The 17th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival hosts the innovative industry programme “Emerging Producers” which is a workshop aiming to interconnect talented European producers with film professionals, especially those working in documentary filmmaking.

The workshop is now accepting applications. Check out if you meet the specified criterias:

The application deadline is April 30th. The festival is held in October from 24th to the 28th in Jihlava, Czech Republic. 

Selection criteria

  • Producer with a several years’ practice on the local market (i.e. not a student or recent graduate) with a capacity for future 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.
  • A concrete project is not a condition, however, it is considered an advantage
  • Project supported (by priority) by Media Development, Media Training

The programme is divided into three main parts:

Promotion | Various levels of presentation of EP (Evening Show presentation, Meeting with established European producers, Lunch with festival directors, etc.)

Networking |Making quick and easy contact with the VIPs of the documentary film industry community (One-to-One meetings, practical attendance at other industry events, etc.)

Navigation | Getting oriented in the European film industry and institutions (via master classes, case studies and lectures)


You can register here to submit your application.

The first time the programme was held, “Each producer had been given 6 minutes slot to deliver short presentation of his or her professional profile, and also to introduce themselves in a more personal way. With a help of audiovisual projections, they had been able to use their favorite films, books, music, images or even their dreams as tools to tell the audience as much as possible about themselves and their work.”

One of the emerging producers is Sára László from Hungary, who produced “Lágy Eső”, a short premiering this week during our mini-festival featuring brand new Hungarian short films. Watch the trailer below:

The Participation Fee varies by location:
Central and Eastern Europe / 90 EURO
Western Europe / 150 EURO

Find out more about the workshop at  the festival’s website.