Docu Talents @KVIFF 2017

Your guide to brand new documentary films in progress from Central and Eastern Europe, a region with a long documentary tradition and a range of remarkable and creative filmmakers who have emerged in recent years.

The 13th edition of Docu Talents is presented as part of the Karlovy Vary IFF industry section. It is organised by the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, in cooperation with the Karlovy Vary IFF. Directors and producers of the selected feature-length documentaries will introduce their projects during eight-minute presentations. Join us to explore the diverse documentary landscape of Central and Eastern Europe!

DOCU TALENTS @KVIFF / 13th Edition
July 4, 2017 / 14.00
Karlovy Vary IFF / Congress Hall of Hotel Thermal


CONTACT / Jarmila Outratová / Head of Industry Office /


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Eligible projects
Mid-length or feature-length documentary projects at the production or post-production stage with expected premiere between August 2017 and in July 2018.

Eligible countries
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Ukraine


Since 2005, Docu Talents has been a launch pad for a number of documentaries, including Rabbit a la Berlin, Blind Loves, Matchmaking Mayor, The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories, Cooking History, René, FortressPipelineDaniels´s WorldUnder the Sun, FC Roma and Close Relations.

Each year, festival advisors, distributors, buyers and local as well as international journalists are invited to attend the event. 12 selected projects are presented by the directors and producers in eight-minute presentations, including three-minute trailers. The presentations will be followed by an informal cocktail party and by one-to-one meetings of the presenters with sales agents and festival representatives.

Documentary projects are selected by representatives of the Ji.hlava IDFF.



You can find archive pages of previous editions of Docu Talents @KVIFF here:



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