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Ji.hlava New Visions Forum: Europe


The event is dedicated to the new generation of European producers, new formats, innovative trends, and visions for the future. The programme is open to diverse audiovisual formats.

For Ji.hlava New Visions Forum – U.S. Docs, go here.

Ji.hlava New Visions Forum: Europe

At the core of the Ji.hlava New Visions Forum is the pitching of fourteen carefully selected European documentary projects – both in the development stage and in production / post-production stages. The event will take place on October 30–31 during the Ji.hlava IDFF and will be attended by film professionals and other stakeholders in the film industry accredited at the festival. The presentations take place in person.

The call is traditionally open not only to documentary films but also diverse audiovisual formats such as fiction with documentary aspects, hybrid, experimental, short films, docu and web series, cinema expanded projects, games with documentary aspects and VR / AR / Live documentaries.

In our selection process, we focus on the artistic vision of the project, its originality and author-driven character, visual style and fresh spirit, international potential in terms of financing and development of collaboration, openness for sharing the project with other partners, as well as diverse modes of distribution.

The call for submissions to the Ji.hlava New Visions Forum 2024 is now open, with a deadline on August 15.

The submission is free of charge. In one call you apply for both Ji.hlava New Visions Forum and also Ji.hlava New Visions Market. The selected projects will receive two complimentary Industry Accreditations.


Selected projects for Ji.hlava New Visions Forum are presented by the director-producer pair along with a preview of the upcoming film on the main stage of the Industry HUB and also in the online market database.

The Ji.hlava New Visions Forum 2024 will be accompanied with the Ji.hlava New Visions Market. The projects for the market were presented in the online database accessible to all industry-accredited guests.

All participants of the JNV Market have also an opportunity to take part in the Matchmaking Accelerator during the industry days of Ji.hlava IDFF. Matchmaking Accelerator features several hundred accredited film professionals – festival representatives, curators, distributors, sales agents, commissioning editors and journalists from across the world.


Current Time TV award at Ji.hlava New Visions Forum 2024

  • The project will receive 2,000 USD as a cash award granted in cooperation with Current Time TV.
  • Eligible for European projects

Ji.hlava New Visions Award 2024 for the most promising European project in cooperation with UPP and Soundsquare

  • The visual effects and post-production house UPP will provide an in-kind grant for visual post-production modelled to the needs of the award-winning film in the estimated value of 15,000 EUR (1 day online, 4 days grading, DCP Cinema Master, TV Master).
  • The sound studio and post-production company Soundsquare will offer sound mixing and a final sound master in the estimated value of 5,000 EUR.
  • Eligible for European projects

#Docs Connect Taskovski training award at Ji.hlava New Visions Forum 2024

  • Mentorship and consultancy on the festival, marketing and distribution strategy for the winning project
  • Eligible for both European and U.S. projects

Cannes Docs - Marché du Film Award at Ji.hlava New Visions Forum 2024

  • Two complimentary Marché du Film badges & selection as a Cannes Docs 2025 'Spotlighted Project'
  • Eligible for both European and U.S. projects

EURODOC Award at Ji.hlava New Visions Forum 2024

  • One training session and Eurodoc membership + online program for one year (in the value of 1700 EUR)
  • Eligible for European projects

DAE Award at Ji.hlava New Visions Forum 2024

  • Free memberships for two members of the project team for one year and a tailor-made consultancy session with DAE senior consultants.
  • Eligible for both European and U.S. projects


Ji.hlava New Visions Forum and Market
is held as part of the Visegrad Accelerator.

Partners of Ji.hlava New Visions Awards



Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Creative Europe Media
Česká televize
Český rozhlas