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Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival | Emerging Producers

Jihlava, Czechia, Berlin, Germany, October 28 to November 1, 2024


Ji.hlava, Czechia, Oct 28 to Nov 1, 2024
Berlin, Germany, Feb 10 to 15, 2025

(Producer of Feature length documentary)

Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival is currently accepting applications for its next edition of Emerging Producers.



  • Producer with several years of experience on their local market (i.e. not a student or recent graduate), interested by coproductions and with capacity and ambition to be active on the European market.
  • At least one feature documentary film which has entered theatrical distribution and has been screened at festivals.
  • Previous experience in other workshops is considered an advantage.
  • The programme is not project-oriented, i.e. the applicants do not apply with their concrete film, but as individuals seeking professional growth.


In 2024-25, Canada will be the Guest Country of Emerging Producers. This will enable the selection of one Canadian producers in the program. Telefilm Canada will cover the participation fee of 1 900 € that includes accommodation, coffee breaks and lunches during both project sessions (Jihlava, Berlin).

The selected participant will be invited to apply to the International Promotion Program for 2 travel grants to help cover the travel cost to attend the 2 workshops.

Emerging Producers is a promotional and educational training which brings together talented European documentary film producers, the only one of its kind designed for documentary film producers in Europe.

Every year 18 talented producers (17 European and one representing a guest country), are selected and received educational, networking and promotional support.

While the main part of the training takes place at Ji.hlava IDFF annually at the end of October, and the second part 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, working in documentary cinematography. The project also provides 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.


For more information please contact:

Promotion and Communications
Telefilm Canada, Montreal
1 800 567-0890