Czech Docs Project
Czech Documentary Films catalogue
From the year 2004 on, the Institute of Documentary Film (IDF), the International Documentary Film Festival Jihlava and the Czech Film Center issue the Catalogue of Czech Documentary Films highlighting remarkable projects, primarily individual documentaries, listing the yearly documentary production and securing important contacts of producers and filmmakers.
The catalogue introduces approximately a hundred creative documentaries whose television or distribution premiere is planned for the autumn of the following year at the latest. The upcoming documentaries are divided into three chapters according to film length: films up to thirty minutes, films up to sixty minutes and feature-length films. The catalogue also includes a selection of ca 20 finished documentary films already premiered in Czech cinemas.
Subsequently, the catalogue is distributed yearly by all three institutions at both Czech and international festivals as well as to important institutions in the field of cinematography, providing invaluable promotion to the Czech documentary.
Among others, the catalogue travels to the following world festivals: Berlinale, Visions du Réel – Nyon, Crossing Europe Linz, Hot Docs Toronto, Cracow IFF, Silver Docs, Discop Budapest, Sunny Side of the Doc La Rochelle, FID Marseille, Sarajevo, Zagreb Dox, Sofia International FF, Sheffield IDFF, Leipzig IFF, IDFA Amsterdam, IFF Cannes, Tribeca Film Festival New York, IFF Pusan, IFF Toronto.
Entry deadline is in August of the given year.
Co-ordinator of Czech docs
Institute of Documentary Film