27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Matchmaking Accelerator

Ji.hlava IDFF offers an extended matchmaking service focused on individuals in the film business that seek new connections and networking opportunities.

Matchmaking Accelerator

The goal of the Matchmaking Accelerator is to help interconnect filmmakers and producers with festival representatives, distributors, and other film professionals.

Before the festival, film professionals accredited at Ji.hlava can fill in the application form and the Industry Matchmaker will recommend his/her meetings with experts representing various fields of film industry.

During the Ji.hlava IDFF 2022 online edition, almost 100 experts were available and altogether over 500 meetings took place in the 4 days of the matchmaking service.

Antigoni Papantoni
Industry Matchmaker

Having studied Computer Science, Photography and History of Cinema, Antigoni Papantoni started working in the independent film industry in theatrical distribution in 2009, in Greece. After several years of experience in film festivals and especially in major co-production markets such as Visions du Réel, IDFA, Thessaloniki a.o., Antigoni later held the position of Acquisitions for world sales company, Heretic Outreach, of Project Manager for CIRCLE - Women Doc Accelerator focusing on project development and currently works as a researcher and producer for two feature-length creative documentaries.

Pierre-Alexis Chevit
Industry Matchmaker

Pierre-Alexis Chevit runs Cannes Docs, the documentary-focused industry program & networking platform at the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes. Over the years he has also freelanced for, and still collaborates with a variety of film festivals, markets, and organisations, both on the coordination and programming sides, including Eurodoc, Cinéma du Réel, Ji.hlava, DOK Leipzig, Visions du Réel... and more. Formerly, he has worked in the VOD/DVD field, dealing mainly with docs and short films. Pierre-Alexis regularly serves as jury, moderator, tutor, and consultant/expert on various international events.



Matchmaking Accelerator is supported by the International Visegrad Fund.


Selected feedback from film professionals

"Very insightful and practical,
giving access to an array of industry professionals."

"An excellent opportunity
I had a pleasure to take part in."

"Perfectly organized meetings."

"The meetings were super well organised
and the team was very present, helpful, and friendly."

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