Project development / Documentary

Emerging Producers

A promotional and educational project which brings together talented European documentary film producers.

Dates: 25-29 October 2021, Ji.hlava, IDFF
           February 2022, Berlin

Emerging Producers is an industry flagship project of the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival and the only one of its kind designed for documentary film producers in Europe.

Every year 18 talented producers are selected (17 European and one representing a guest country - South Korea in 2022) and are provided with educational, networking and promotional support.

While the main part of the project takes place at Ji.hlava IDFF annually at the end of October and in Berlin in February, other activities and the promotion of Emerging Producers take place at major film events throughout the year.

The main objective of the programme is to interconnect talented European producers with other film professionals, especially those working in documentary cinematography. The project should also provide the participants with an easy access to information in the field of audiovisual industry, deeper and wider orientation in the film market but also help them to establish contacts with producers from other countries, and thus increase the potential of future European co-production projects.
Target groupProducers
  • Producer with 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 realised feature or mid-length documentary film which has entered theatrical distribution and has been screened at festivals. A documentary film is preferred, but a fiction or a hybrid film is also an option.
  • Previous experience in other workshops (considered an advantage)
  • Eligible countries: EU and EFTA Member States, countries of Western Balkans, Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) and Russia.
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