Emerging Producers 2024: Matej Sotník

Emerging Producers 2024: Matej Sotník
8. February 2024

Emerging Producers is a promotional and educational project of the Ji.hlava IDFF, designed to connect talented European documentary film producers. Since 2017, following the success of the previous five editions, the program was expanded to include an additional four-day meeting in Berlin and producers’ presentations during the Berlinale. Slovak Emerging Producer 2024 is Matej Sotník.

Matej Sotník is a producer and partner at the guča films production company, and the co-founder and creative director at the Film Expanded distribution company. He is the producer of Viera Čákanyová’s sci-fi documentary Notes from Eremocene, which had its world premiere at Berlinale 2023. The guča films portfolio includes award-winning films that have been screened at festivals such as Sheffield DocFest, RIDM Montreal, Ji.hlava, and many others. Matej is an alumnus of workshops such as MIDPOINT Series Launch, Emerging Producers, MFI Script 2 Film Workshop, and IDFAcademy and is a co-founder of the Slovak Documentary Film Association. He is currently co-producing six feature films and developing a TV/Online series project titled Import Games, which explores the video game industry in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Upcoming films:

Lapilli – dir. Paula Ďurinová
The Other One – dir. Marie Magdalena Kochová
If Pigeons Turned to Gold – dir. Pepa Lubojacki
It’s Not Your Faultdir. Paula Ďurinová
600 Raids – dir. Kristína Leidenfrostová
World of Walls – dir. Lucia Kašová