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2024 we'll started our activities under the umbrella of German Films at GROPIUS BAU EFM #18 during the 74 BERLINALE including a virtual stage, available until end of March 2024 with publishing the latest edition of the catalogue german documentaries 2024, promoting new titles of German documentary productions and co-productions as PDF, ready for download here.





European Film Market @ 74 BERLINALE, Februar 15—25, 2024
European Film Market taking place February 15-21 as an integral part of the 74 BERLINALE. Admission starts in the first week of November. By registering online before December 6 you will get your accreditation for the European Film Market 2024 and benefit from the reduced Early Bear rate.
Market Screening Submission will open in early November. Market Screenings will start one day prior to the EFM, from February 14, 2024 exclusively at CinemaxX. For further inquiries regarding Market Screenings, please contact the screenings department at [PR_Oct_11_2023]
Visit our profile AG DOK / German Documentaries online or let's meet GROPIUS BAU #18 groundfloor under the umbrella of German Films, with Kordula Marisa Hildebrandt again.
European Film Market, booth 18 [German Films / AG DOK / German Documentaries]
contact: BOOTH 18, GROPIUS BAU, Niederkirchnerstr. 7, 10963 Berlin, Germany

NEWS on former editions of the BERLINALE & EFM
68 BERLINALE 2018 | 69 BERLINALE 2019 | 70 BERLINALE 2020 | 71 BERLINALE 2021 | 72 BERLINALE 2022 | 73 BERLINALE |



26 Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival, March 07—17, 2024 .
TiDF is among the most important documentary festivals in Europe and an Oscars® documentary feature qualifying festival, celebrating the art of documentary via a rich program of films, events, initiatives and the Agora Doc Market, a lively hub for film professionals. The Festival has four competition sections: Feature Length International Competition, Newcomers International Competition, >>Film Forward International Competition and VR International Competition.
Representative german documentaries: Julia Teichmann .
NEWS: __#26TiDF2024__



CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, March 13—24, 2024
Submissions for the 21st edition CPH:DOX start May 15, 2023. The deadlines for submitting a film to CPH:DOX 2024 were September 1 for films finished by that date, and December 1 for films finished after the first deadline. Rules and regulation.
CPH:FORUM the international financing and co-production event is open for submissions, accepting projects until November 15, 2023.
Representative german documentaries: Björn Jensen 
More information — German only
__ Report2021 by Björn Jensen German only __
__ Report2022 by Björn Jensen German only __
__ Report2023 by Björn Jensen German only __



iREP International Documentary Film Festival, March 16–19, 2023, Lagos, Nigeria
IREP is conceptualized to create a platform of awareness and expression for filmmakers who are creating socially relevant films to impact our world. The festival has been attended by a delegation of German documentary filmmakers for many years.
Representative german documentaries: Bärbel Mauch



MIPTV | MIPDOCApril 8–10, 2024, Palais des Festivals de Cannes, France
SORRY, no German Booth this Year!
The two largest and most important markets for the distribution of films take place in Cannes every year in spring. MIPDOC, the 26th International Documentary and Factual Co-Production Market and Screenings is back at MIPTV as part of the biggest weekend in Unscripted held on 6-7 April 2024. Gathering the whole international doc & factual community, MIPDOC will offer 2 days of networking, screenings, pitch, and conferences. The market features one of the world’s most important documentary and factual content offerings, as well as an inspiring conference programme, high-level networking events and a dedicated hub for international producers, buyers, commissioners and distributors.
The MIPDOC Pitch stands as an exclusive pitching contest spotlighting fresh Doc & Factual TV projects, emphasizing their exceptional potential for both commissioning and multiplatform expansion. Tailored for creators and producers in search of financing or collaboration for projects in their developmental phase, this competition presents an invaluable opportunity for heightened exposure before a distinguished jury comprising influential decision-makers within the global Doc & Factual Content Industry. Deadline for submitting a project is February 26, 2024.
Björn Jensen, Representative german documentaries
More information – for submission German only
Report of MIPTV2021Report of MIPTV2022 • von Björn Jensen.




Visions du Réel, International Film Festival Nyon, April 12—21, 2024
Registrations open on September 5, 2023.
Visions du Réel is one of the only Swiss film festivals to present a majority of its films as world or international premieres. The Festival also has a film market with Industry activities, one of the most important in Europe and it may invite films that have not been selected for the official programme to be entered in the Visions du Réel Media Library to be viewed by buyers and professionals. 
VdR–Industry dedicated to cinema professionals, VdR–Industry and its activities represent a springboard for future films to find support in every stage of their production.



Hot Docs Toronto,  April 25 – May 5, 2024, Toronto, Canada
Browse Submission Deadlines & Fees here.



64 KRAKOW FILM FESTIVAL May 26 – June 2, 2024 [kino]
and across Poland, May 31 – 16 June, 2024 [online]
With the beginning of October, the call for films for the 64th Krakow Film Festival has started. The organisers and selectors are eagerly awaiting short films and documentaries from all over the world. From among several thousand entries, approximately 200 of the most interesting titles are going to make it to be shown in Kraków’s cinemas to festival audience in late May and early June – and online throughout Poland. NEWS #64kff with LineUp of German productions and co-productions as soon as confirmed.




CoPro 25 | Israeli Documentary Screen Market June 5—8, 2023 in Tel Aviv
Representative german documentaries: Björn Jensen
Further information ___German only ___
Report CoPro 2023
Report CoPro24_2022 and NEWS CoPro & docaviv 2022.
german documentaries NEWS 2018— CoPro20. >



31 Sheffield Documentary Filmfestival, June 12—17, 2024.
The MeetMarket will take place on Thursday, June 13 and Friday June 14, 2024, allowing Marketplace participants the opportunity to experience the opening night of the festival.
Film Programme entries are now open.
Early deadline: 1 December 2023, 12:00 Noon GMT
Standard deadline: 9 February 2024, 12:00 Noon GMT
Late deadline: 1 March 2024, 12:00 Noon GMT
Passes are now on sale for the 31st Edition of Sheffield DocFest. The Industry Pass gives you access to the full festival programme of films, exhibitions, talks, panels, industry sessions and live pitches, networking events and parties; plus access to DocPlayer, our industry video on demand platform.
Keep updated by visiting the website of the festival.
Representative german documentaries: Björn Jensen   
Report german documentaries on Sheffield DocFest 2023  • SheffieldDocFest 2022 • _Sheffield Doc|Fest 2019_ •
NEWS on Sheffield DocFest 2023Sheffield DocFest 2022Sheffield DocFest 2021Sheffield DocFest 2020Sheffield Doc|Fest 2019Sheffield DocFest 2018



27 ECRANS NOIRS, October 14—21, 2023 [i]
The festival has been attended by a delegation of German documentary filmmakers for many years.
Representative german documentaries: Bärbel Mauch



35 Sunny Side of the Doc, June 24—27, 2024 live in La Rochelle.
Sunny Side of the Doc ist the international Marketplace for documentary and narrative Experiences.Through year-round activities and a landmark international event, SSD provides a unique space for industry professionals to co-create, co-finance and share a diversity of compelling stories with the world. The marketplace’s 35th edition will take place June 24–27, 2024 live in La Rochelle. Submit your project to Sunny Side of the Doc’s pitching sessions and join one of the most impactful markets for documentary and digital storytelling. This time again there will be a German delegation with a booth and a German Documentaries greet&meet event.
Opening date for submissions was Thursday, December 7, 2023 and closing date for submissions will be March 14, 2024 [12pm CET]
More Information _German only_

#34ssd #SSD23 • #33ssd #SSD22 • #30ssd #SSD19 •

The final reports by the german documentaries representative Björn Jensen
2022 - German only _ here .
2021 - German only - here .
• 2019 here and ____2019 Germany COUNTRY in FOCUS___



40 MIPCOMOctober 21—24, 2024 Cannes, Frankreich
MIPCOM CANNES – the 40th International Co-Production & Content Market – is the world’s greatest gathering of television and media professionals and the most anticipated week on the global industry calendar. Each October, decision makers from over 100 countries converge on the world’s red-carpet capital of Cannes, France to compete for new series, source international production partnerships and set the development agenda and beyond.
More information __2023 German only__ 

Report MIPCOM 2020 by Björn Jensen • Report MIPCOM 2021 by Björn Jensen • Report MIPCOM 2022 by Björn JensenReport MIPCOM 2023
Representative german documentaries: Björn Jensen,



23 MEDIMED, The European Docs Market, Sitges, October 12—15, 2023 [Submission for projects starts May and ends June, Accreditation deadline September]
MEDIMED focuses mainly on Euro-Mediterranean creative projects, with documentary producers and directors developing their own creative projects. The participation of both (director and producer) at the Workshop and Pitching Forum is highly recommended. All professionals involved in the documentary industry are very welcome to register, whether as an independent producer with a project, a commissioning editor, financier, distributor, sales agent, digital platform, or fund. It is also possible for producers to register for attendance as an observer. The knowledge of English is a condition.
German representative Björn Jensen
Report of MEDIMED 2022 ___German only____



 9 MIA, International Audiovisual Market in Rome, October 9-13, 2023,
MIA, International Audiovisual Market, is a market event based in Italy at its ninth edition in 2023 from October 9th to 13th. A hotbed of discussion, debate, and confrontation among the most important international executives, MIA is a destination for the global film and audiovisual ecosystem, conceived as a curated market, a physical and digital space for feature-length films (fiction, animation and documentary), as well for series (drama, documentary, factual and animation). Today, MIA is the most important industry event in Italy and is one of the must-attend international events focused on co-production, financing strategies and models, sales and distribution of works, and content showcase, and is an effective platform for talents and projects circulation. Find more information and specific guidelines for the Documentary Co-Production Market & Pitching Forum here.
__Report MIA 2023 by Björn Jensen__



36 IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam / Forum Amsterdam, November 8—19, 2023, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 
___36 IDFA NEWS___
Contact: Julia Teichmann Head of Documentary Marketing & Subtitling Support, German Films GmbH.
Find NEWS of past editions here:
___35 IDFA 2022___34 IDFA 2021___33 IDFA 2020___32 IDFA 2019___



World Congress of Science and Factual Producers, WCSFP
November 28—December 1, 2023, Seattle, U.S.A.
Registration for Congress'23 will open August 3, 2023.
The earlier you register the more you save! Rates will increase as we approach capacity. Congress offers a full slate of dynamic and engaging sessions exploring the latest programming trends, industry intelligence and technology impacting the factual community. [FB]

Entries for the 2023 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards are open for international submissions of factual science documentaries intended for a general audience. Deadline: August 1, 2023
The BUZZIES celebrate excellence in science and factual storytelling, and recognize short-form, long-form and multiplatform science, history and natural history projects, as well as awarding projects for innovation and impact. Deadline for submission is September 12, 2023. 

Due to low demand and disappointed participants from Germany in 2022, but also because we are not offered a reduction of the participation fee for a delegation from Germany by the organizer, German Documentaries will not take part in the event. More information –German only–.
Representative german documentaries Björn Jensen.
Report of 2019 — German only.
Report of 2021 — German only.
Report of 2022 — German only





... upcoming NEWS, editor notes

Redaktion / Editor german documentaries Ingrid Molnar