Monday, May 9, 2022, 6 p.m. German documentaries representatives Sabine Pollmeier and Björn Jensen in an online meeting gave an overview of all events in the coming months in an online event. Download the used PowerPointFiles - German only - here. Due COVID—19 pandemie sadly it was not possible to meet face to face, anyway German authors and producers continue(d) producing documentaries. Check out the new edition of the catalogue and meet them in online markets and festivals throughout the year. German producers get further informations 'zur Unterstützung bei internationealen Festivals & Märkten'  in German here .





European Film Market @ 73 BERLINALE, Februar 16—26, 2023
The 73nd Berlin International Film Festival will take place from February 16 to 20, 2023 as an in-person event.
The new edition of the german documentaries catalogue can be downloaded here.
68 BERLINALE 2018 | 69 BERLINALE 2019 | 70 BERLINALE 2020 | 71 BERLINALE 2021 | 72 BERLINALE 2022



HKTDC Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART) will return online from 14 to 17 March 2022. Registration is now open for exhibitors and buyers. The latest edition of FILMART Online 2021 showcased over 2,200 film and TV productions and brought together close to 8,000 participants from 81 countries and regions in the 4-day marketplace, some 2,600 online business-matching meetings were arranged for networking and business discussions. 
Representative german documentaries: Björn Jensen 
More informations ___ German only ____



CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, March 23 — April 3, 2022 is one of the biggest documentary film festivals in the world.
• September 1, 2021 for films completed before that date.
• December 1, 2021 for films completed after September 1.
all submitted films will be notified by mid-February 2022
Representative german documentaries: Björn Jensen  
More information — German only
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iREP International Documentary Film Festival, (Lagos, Nigeria)
The festival has been attended by a delegation of German documentary filmmakers for many years.
Representative german documentaries: Bärbel Mauch



MIPTV | MIPDOC   April 04—06, 2022, Cannes, France
The two largest and most important markets for the distribution of films take place in Cannes every year in spring.
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 7-17, 2022
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. 
From April 10–14, 2022 VdR–Industry will take place in Nyon, Switzerland. Pursuing our commitment to being one of the key places for meetings and exchanges within the creative documentaries industry.



Hot Docs Toronto,  April 28 - May 8, 2022, Toronto, Canada
The 29th edition Hot Docs Festival will screen films in cinemas across Toronto in accordance with public safety protocols, as well as offering selection of Festival films online on Hot Docs at Home to audiences across Canada. Hot Docs Industry LIVE: a selected number of passes have been reserved until April 10 for members of the German delegation, participating the festival with a dozen german documentaries.
This year again, there wil be a German delegation - more information —German only—.
Representative german documentaries: Björn Jensen  
REPORT of HotDocs22 by Björn Jensen __German only__
REPORT of HotDocs21 by Björn Jensen __German only__

NEWS of ___HotDocs22___HotDocs21_____HotDocs20_____HotDocs19___


CoPro 24 | Israeli Documentary Screen Market May 31 — June 03, 2022 in Tel Aviv _
CoPro24 Israel is running shorter as usual, so foreign filmmakers are not able to pitch their projects. BUT we have been able to arrange, that four filmmakers of the German delegation will be able to present their projects, followed by a happy hour hosted by German Documentaries | German Films. In addition, the participants of the German delegation will be able to attend the round tables, the social events, and pitches.
Representative german documentaries: Björn Jensen
Further information____  German only  _____
Report CoPro22 2021
german documentaries NEWS 2018— CoPro20. >



29 Sheffield Documentary Filmfestival, June 23—28, 2022 is open now for entries from around the world that wish to be considered for launching or premiering as part the Sheffield Doc|Fest 2022 official selection, within either our film programme or our arts programme. We are planning a Networking Event.
More information __ German only __

Keep updated by visiting the website of the festival.
Representative german documentaries: Björn Jensen   
Report german documentaries on _Sheffield Doc|Fest 2019
NEWS on Sheffield Doc|Fest 2021 .


MIPChina, June 28 - July 11, 2022 online only for foreigners
Where the Global and Chinese Content meet. The most efficient way to business networking in Asia. Started in 2017 by the organisers of world’s global TV Content Markets MIPTV and MIPCOM, MIP China Partnership Forum is your mid-year opportunity to discover, buy, sell, finance or produce content in Asia. 
Contact: Marc Wessel:
More information ___German only___



ECRANS NOIRS . The festival has been attended by a delegation of German documentary filmmakers for many years.
Representative german documentaries: Bärbel Mauch



33 Sunny Side of the Doc, June 20—23, 2022
Submit your project to Sunny Side of the Doc’s pitching sessions and join one of the most impactful markets for documentary storytelling in La Rochelle from 20 to 23 June 2022.
Pitch Deadline was April 7, 2022, six projects with German participation have been selected. 
More information —German only
The final report of
2021 - German only - here .
• 2019 here and ____2019 Germany COUNTRY in FOCUS___



MIPCOM,  October 17—20, 2022 Cannes, Frankreich, [Hybrid Event]
We are attending with the german documanetries booth R7. K17 in the 'german pavilion', organized by Marc Wessel | Runze+Casper in bright daylight, right in the middle of the event.
For more information please download our  MIPCOM 2021 INFO4 _ German only _
Report MIPCOM 2020 by Björn Jensen
Report MIPCOM 2021 By Björn Jensen
Representative german documentaries: Björn Jensen,



23 MEDIMED, Sitges, October 13 – 16
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.
Submission for projects starts May and ends June 30, 2022
Accreditation deadline September 15, 2022
German representative Björn Jensen
More Information __German only___




5th IDF West Lake Int. Documentary Festival, Hanzhou - China, October 22—25, 2021
IDF is an International Doc Festival organized by the China Academey of Arts. It takes place in Hanzhou, one of the allegedly most beautiful cities in China, about 1.5 hours by express train from Shanghai. It has a competition program (D20), a forum, a pitching event and a training program (IDF Academy). Strong focus on films with Chinese reference. The festival is open to all lengths and genres, including Doc series.
More information ___German only___
Representative german documentaries Björn Jensen



Gold Panda Sichuan International TV Festival, November 16—18 in Sichuan, China
Representative german documentaries Björn Jensen, more information German only




Asian Side of the Doc, will not take place 2021.
The Asian branch of the Sunny Side of the Doc Events. The Sunny Side Events belong to the most effective markets for international projects in the financing phase. With intensive networking opportunities, a pitching forum and sales booths for finished films. German Documentaries will be represented there with its own booth, where participating companies can hold meetings and display press material. We also organize a networking event. Representative german documentaries: Björn Jensen



35 IDFA / Forum Amsterdam, November 9—20, 2022, Amsterdam, Niederlande.
Submissions are now open for IDFA 2022! For all important information and deadlines, read the overview below. The 35th edition of the festival takes place November 9–20, 2022.
Submission deadlines:
• May 5, 2022 – early deadline for films _
• June 28, 2022 – for all performances and interactive/immersive new media projects _
• July 14, 2022 – final deadline for films _
Representative german documentaries: Cay Wesnigk
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World Congress of Science and Factual Producers, November 30 -December 2, 2021,
Congress'21 will take place November 30 — December 2, 2021 as a hybrid event with online sessions and live networking events. More information on this year’s format will be announced when registration opens in late July. German Documentaries is planning to participate with a delegation at the CONGRESS'21, which is to take place in Strasbourg at the end of the year. Calls will follow as soon as the modalities with the WCSFP have been clarified.

The Emerging Producers Bursary Program offers up-and-coming producers and content creators working in science, history, wildlife and non-fiction media a range of support including accreditation and networking opportunities for Congress '21, presented by the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP). 
Applications are open with a final deadline of September 3, 2021.

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. At the 2021 event, 14 winners will be announced and each will receive a signature awards statue and a free registration to a future Congress (valid for three years).
Submissions are open with a deadline of September 10, 2021.

WCSFP is the very meeting place for 'Science and Factual' producers and broadcasters. Next to the SUNNY SIDE our most visited international event. It offers networking events, round-table talks and above all an excellent program with panels and workshops. It is held in a different country every year.
Representative german documentaries Björn Jensen.
Further informations — INFO 7  — German only
Report of 2019 — German only.
Report of 2021 — German only.



Is not included any more in our list of activities:   The focus of the festival has been shifted to China, the International Producers Day has been abolished, and the number of international participants has been continuously. That's the reason why, German Films & AG DOK / German Documentaries have no longer offered to organize a delegation to GZDOC. More information  —German only—.