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Docu Talents from the East Call for Entries

The call for submissions to the 20th Docu Talents from the East is open until May 31

The 20th edition of the Docu Talents organized by Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival is looking for new feature-length creative documentary projects in post-production from Central and Eastern Europe.

New feature-length creative documentary projects will be presented as part of the Sarajevo Film Festival’s industry platform – CineLink Industry Days with an aim to further their conversion and placement efforts.

Presentation of eight projects will take place on August 18th and it will be followed by one-to-one meetings with sales agents, festival representatives and other decision-makers accredited at Sarajevo Film Festival.

The call for submissions to the 20th Docu Talents from the East is open until May 31. The eligible projects include mid-length or feature-length documentary projects at the post-production stage with expected premiere between September 2024 and August 2025. The eligible countries are: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo*, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia (only for projects not supported by the Russian state institutions), Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

Since 2005, Docu Talents has been a launch pad for a number of documentaries, including RABBIT A LA BERLIN, BLIND LOVES, MATCHMAKING MAYOR, COOKING HISTORY, RENÉ, FORTRESS, PIPELINE, DANIEL'S WORLD, UNDER THE SUN, FC ROMA, CLOSE RELATIONS, THE ROAD MOVIE, HONEYLAND, AND FREM.

Laila Pakalniņa, Vladimir Mansky, Bartek Konopka, Piotr Stasik, Peter Kerekes, Dmitrii Kalashnikov and Helena Třeštíková are among the directors whose projects were brought up by Docu Talents. The films had later world and international premieres at major film festivals including in Cannes, Berlin, Locarno, Rotterdam, and Sundance.

The programme is held as part of the Visegrad Accelerator supported by the International Visegrad Fund.

Applications and more information please find HERE.

 

CONTACT:

Jarmila Outratová / Head of Industry Office

Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

jarmila@ji-hlava.cz

 

* This label does not prejudge the status of Kosovo and is in accordance with Resolution 1244 and the opinion of the ICJ on Kosovo's declaration of independence.

 
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