Latest edition of the catalogue German Documentaries 2024 as PDF for download here.



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 @ 75 BERLINALE, Februar 13–23, 2025
The European Film Market 2024 was taking place February 15-21 as an integral part of the 74 BERLINALE. With a booth at GROPIUS BAU #18 groundfloor under the umbrella of German Films, with Kordula Marisa Hildebrandt and a virtual stage online, edited by Ingrid Molnar.
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 | 74 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 Films: Julia Teichmann .
NEWS: __#26TiDF2024__



CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, March 19–30, 2025
Submissions for the 22nd edition CPH:DOX start May 15, 2024. The deadlines for submitting a film to CPH:DOX 2025 are September 1 for films finished by that date, and November 25, 2024 for films finished after the first deadline. Rules and regulation.
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 __
__ Report2024 by Björn Jensen German only __

 CPH:DOX will be back in the Cinemas March 19-30, 2025 and we are now open for film submissions. The deadlines are: September 1, 2024 (for films finished by that date) and November 25, 2024 (for films finished after September 1). 


iREP International Documentary Film Festival, March 21–24, 2024, Lagos, Nigeria
Download updated Festival Schedule 2024 as PDF here.
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 4–13, 2025
Registrations open on September 2024.
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. VdR–Industry is an opportunity for participants to expand their network and develop awareness for new production companies thanks to our special program.
VdR–Film Market (formerly known as the Media Library). This secured online platform offers key industry professionals the opportunity to view a selection of new creative documentaries.
NEWS: • 55 Visions du Réel, Nyon 202454 Visions du Réel, Nyon 202353 Visions du Réel, Nyon 202252 Visions du Réel, Nyon 202151 Visions du Réel, Nyon 202050 Visions du Réel, Nyon 201949 Visions du Réel, Nyon 2018 • 



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 26 | Israeli Documentary Screen Market June 3–6, 2024 ONLINE only
and submission is free of charge, with mails to
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.
There will be a German delegation as well as a Greet&Meet Event by German Documentaries. More Infomation _German only_
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, infos _German only_
Report german documentaries on Sheffield DocFest 2023  • SheffieldDocFest 2022 • _Sheffield Doc|Fest 2019_ •
NEWS on • Sheffield DocFest 2024Sheffield 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



36 Sunny Side of the Doc, June 23—26, 2025 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 36th edition will take place June 23–26, 2025 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.
Report of SSD2024 by Björn Jensen & George Kalomenopoulos:  _German only_
#35ssd #SSD24 • #34ssd #SSD23 • #33ssd #SSD22 • #30ssd #SSD19 •

The final reports by the german documentaries representative:
2024 – German only – here
2023 – German only – here
2022 – German only – here
2021 – German only – here
• 2019 here and ____2019 Germany COUNTRY in FOCUS___



40 MIPCOMOctober 21—24, 2024 Cannes, Frankreich
Meet us at our booth P-1, K19 during MIPCOM CANNES – the 40th International Co-Production & Content Market. 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 __ 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 14-18, 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. The Call for Projects for the new edition of MIA’s Doc Co-Production Market & Pitching Forum is now open! Hurry because the deadline for applications is July 8th, 2024 by 5pm CET!
More information by Björn Jensen __German only__
__Report MIA 2023 by Björn Jensen__



37 IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam / Forum Amsterdam, November 13-24, 2024, Amsterdam, Netherlands.  Docs for Sale, November 15–20.
Submission for films in the programme of the festival March 26 – July 11, 2024.
IDFA's markets submission opens June. Docs for Sale submission deadline is September 9, 2024.
Browse all festival submissions and other key dates for 2024 here.
Contact: Julia Teichmann Head of Documentary Marketing & Subtitling Support, German Films GmbH.
Find NEWS of past editions here:
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World Congress of Science and Factual Producers, WCSFP
December 9-12, 2024, Marrakesh, Morocco
Registration will open in late summer. Stay tuned for details. [FB]

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 did not take part in the event 2023.
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