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Ji.hlava New Visions Forum: U.S. Docs

Ji.hlava New Visions is a financing, co-production and networking event dedicated to supporting documentary production in its diversity and creativity.

Ji.hlava New Visions Forum: U.S. Docs

As part of the Ji.hlava New Visions Forum we have introduced a platform, which effectively connects the U.S. documentary filmmakers with the potential co-producers, distributors, sales representatives and film festivals from Europe.

Selected U.S. documentary projects in all stages of production are presented online by the director-producer pair along with a preview of the upcoming film.

The selected projects will be automatically invited to participate in the Ji.hlava New Visions Market (online), where they will be able to meet with other producers and decision-makers.

A selected project will receive a 7,000 USD financial award granted in cooperation with American Documentary And Animation Film Festival (AmDocs) and a 5,000 EUR in-kind DAFilms.com Award covering release on DAFilms (including Americas, Europe, Asia) for two years.

Prior to the projects' presentations at the Ji.hlava New Visions Forum, their directors and producers will be provided with free professional mentoring on European financing system and an overview of European festivals' programming strategies.

At the the Ji.hlava New Visions Forum: U.S.Docs 2021 we presented 8 U.S. documentary projects in the development stage and 8 in production and post-production stages. The event took place on October 28–29, 2021 during the 25th Ji.hlava IDFF and was attended by film professionals and other stakeholders in the film industry accredited at the festival.

Among the selected projects there were not only 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 of U.S. documentary projects to the Ji.hlava New Visions Forum 2022 is now closed.


Partner of the Ji.hlava New Visions: US Docs
American Documentary And Animation Film Festival (AmDocs) 

Ji.hlava New Visions is held with the support of
Creative Europe –⁠ MEDIA Programme of the European Union.


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