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Docu Talents from the East


Docu Talents from the East – the presentation of outstanding documentary films in various stages of production and post-production from Central and Eastern Europe moves to Sarajevo Film Festival.


Ten documentary projects from Central and Eastern Europe will be presented by the directors and producers in eight-minute presentations, including three-minute trailers. The presentations will be followed by one-to-one meetings of the presenters with sales agents and festival representatives.
 
The most promising project 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.
 
Since 2005, Docu Talents has been a launch pad for a number of documentaries by both renowned and emerging directors such as Laila Pakalniņa, Vladimir Mansky, Bartek Konopka, Piotr Stasik, Peter Kerekes, Dmitrii Kalashnikov and Helena Třeštíková.  Films presented at Docu Talents in the past had world and international premieres at major film festivals including in Cannes, Berlin, Locarno and Rotterdam.
 
Jury:
Natalia Arshavskaya, acquisitions, Current Time TV, Czech Republic
Martichka Bozhilova, producer, Agitprop, Bulgaria
Carine Chichkowsky, producer, Survivance, France
Marek Hovorka, festival director, Ji.hlava IDFF, Czech Republic
Tue Steen Müller, film critic, Filmkommentaren, Denmark
 
Documentary projects are selected by representatives of the Ji.hlava IDFF.