Doc Launch is based on the tradition of Docu Talents from the East, co-organized by IDF and IDFF Jihlava at the Karlovy Vary IFF from 2005 to 2009, as well as our Follow-up Support run under the East European Forum and Ex Oriente Film.
Each year, the presentation spotlights new films by established documentary filmmakers (including, among others, Sergei Loznitsa, Peter Kerekes, Audrius Stonys, Helena Třeštíková, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Pavel Kostomarov, Marcel and Pawel Lozinski, Vít Klusák, and Filip Remunda), and also projects by emerging filmmakers (Blind Loves - Juraj Lehotský; Rabbit a la Berlin - Bartek Konopka; Family Instinct - Andris Gauja).
In addition to the annual presentation of 8-9 documentaries, the Doc Launch programme keeps international festival selectors, distributors, buyers, members of the press and the general public up-to-date on the latest on soon-to-be-released documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe.
Call open: March 1 - June 30
Deadline: June 30
Selection results will be announced in mid-September.