Visegrad Accelerator 2018

Interconnecting film professionals from Visegrad Countries

6th edition / 22nd Ji.hlava IDFF / October 25 – 30, 2018

Visegrad Accelerator is aimed at interconnecting professionals from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland attending Ji.hlava IDFF 2018. The project opens the possibility to establish a creative Visegrad platform initiating and expanding various film activities through meetings of film professionals, critics and film festival representatives from Central European countries.

Ji.hlava IDFF has always emphasized the idea of Visegrad cooperation – creating space for promotion and support of Visegrad national cinemas. It has become one of the most important meeting points where Czech, Slovak, Hungarian and Polish film professionals meet, present their work and develop future collaborations among themselves as well as with other documentary film professionals from around the world.

Visegrad Accelerator is a platform for film professionals from Visegrad countries within the Ji.hlava Industry Programme and aims to discover and support new talents from Central Europe, introduce them to the international industry community and thus accelerate their creative growth. It creates a unique environment where V4 filmmakers can get support for their documentary projects (Inspiration Forum), present their producer’s vision and develop European co-productions (Emerging Producers), share experience (Festival Identity) and discuss their needs (V4 Panels) – all in a relaxed, creative and non-competitive Ji.hlava environment – with professionals from around Europe.

Visegrad Accelerator panels offer the opportunity for an open discussion with key personalities from the V4 countries.


Detailed programme will be announced at the beginning of October 2018.


Visegrad Accelerator in recent years:


The project has the following partners:

The project was established with the support of the International Visegrad Fund.