Emerging Producers is a programme, focusing on education and promotion, dedicated to talented documentary film producers from the European Union countries, which accompanies the festival in Jihlava. This year, the Polish film producer Anna Gawlita will participate in it.

The aim of the project is to integrate the new generation of producers with professionals who have been working for many years in different fields of the film industry, which is to bear fruit in the future and result in European documentary film co-productions. The organisers want to create a friendly environment, enabling diverse and creative projects to confront the specialists at film markets.

Producers who apply for the programme should be present at the local film market for a couple of years and have at least one completed film, which was distributed in cinemas or screened at festivals. Candidates also have to have the ambition to create productions for the European audience in co-operation with other companies from the European Union.

This year producer and production manager Anna Gawlita has qualified to enter the program. Gawlita is responsible for producing films like: "Doctors" and "The Palace" by Tomasz Wolski, "A Diary of a Journey" by Piotr Stasik and "Casa Blanca" by Aleksandra Maciuszek. Recently she has finished working on an experimental documentary film "Opera About Poland" directed by Piotr Stasik. She is also working on Agnieszka Polska's debut feature "Hura. Wciąż żyjemy!!!" while finishing directing her own documentary debut "Krzyżoki". 

Polish producer Maciej Kubicki from Telemark participated in the previous edition of the programme.​

Emerging Producers, organised and co-ordinated by Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, is held from 26 to 28 October 2017.