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 2023 edition, over 500 meetings took place in the 4 days of the matchmaking service.

Pierre-Alexis Chevit
Industry Matchmaker

Since 2015, Pierre-Alexis Chevit runs Cannes Docs, the tailored industry program and networking platform for all creative documentary filmmakers and decision-makers at the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes. With a predominant focus on documentaries, he has also freelanced for – and still collaborates with – a wide variety of film festivals, markets, and organizations, both on the coordination and programming sides, including: Ji.hlava, Visions du Réel, DOK Leipzig, Eurodoc, Festival dei Popoli, Cinéma du Réel, Fipadoc, Cannes Court Métrage... 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

"I want to take this opportunity to say that last year the matchmaking was amazing.. all the meetings made sense to me, I met filmmakers and projects that I'm still doing follow-up and I'm in contact with and everything was really productive. I want to thank you for that. I must confess that last year, was my best experience in a market and since then I'm really against the meetings that are not "curated" ;) I'm resisting having meetings where is not clear why we are investing our time. Thanks one more time and I hope to meet you next year!"

"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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