We started our activities 2023 @ GROPIUS BAU EFM #18 including a virtual stage, available until March 31, 2023 with publishing the latest edition of the catalogue german documentaries 2023 promoting 249 new titles of German documentary productions and co-productions as PDF ready for download here.
Find more information of enlisted films as well as on some of the lateast documentaries, which have premiered at international festivals [will be enlisted in the next annual PDFedition german documentaries] as single pages here. International festivalscreenings, awards as well as theatrical realeases in Germany are promoted on FB.







European Film Market @ 74 BERLINALE, Februar 15—25, 2024
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.
European Film Market, booth 18 [German Films / AG DOK / German Documentaries]
contact: Kordula Marisa Hildebrandt, 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 |



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 2023 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 now open for submissions, accepting projects until November 15, 2023.
Representative german documentaries: Björn Jensen 
More information — German only
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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 bamauch@yahoo.de



MIPTV | MIPDOCApril 17—19, 2023, Palais des Festivals de Cannes, France
The two largest and most important markets for the distribution of films take place in Cannes every year in spring. MIPDOC, the 25th International Documentary & Factual Co-Production Market and Screenings offers 3 days of exclusive networking, conference, showcases, and screenings for the international documentary and factual community during MIPTV. 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.
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, 2024, Toronto, Canada
Submissions are open for the 31 Hot Docs Festival, taking place in late April 2024.
Browse Submission Deadlines & Fees here.

Representative german documentaries: Björn Jensen  
REPORT of HotDocs23 by Björn Jensen __German only__
REPORT of HotDocs22 by Björn Jensen __German only__
REPORT of HotDocs21 by Björn Jensen __German only__

NEWS of ___HotDocs23___HotDocs22___HotDocs21_____HotDocs20_____HotDocs19___


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.
Festival submissions will open in the Autumn 2023.  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 bamauch@yahoo.de



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.
Opening date for submissions & accreditations and closing date for submissions will be announced soon.
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___



39 MIPCOMOctober 16—19, 2023 Cannes, Frankreich
MIPCOM CANNES – the 39th 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. German Documentaries again will attent under the German umbrella with booth P-1, K19.
More information __German only__ 

Report MIPCOM 2020 by Björn Jensen • Report MIPCOM 2021 by Björn Jensen • Report MIPCOM 2022 by Björn Jensen
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 jensen@gingerfoot.de
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.
Submission deadline: July 7, 2023 by 5pm (CET)



36 IDFA / Forum Amsterdam, November 8—19, 2023, Amsterdam, Niederlande.
• General accreditation and Submissions Markets open 21 June by Industry
Festival submissions starts March 14. Entry Regulations with different deadlines/fees and final entry deadline for films July 13.
Contact: Julia Teichmann Head of Documentary Marketing & Subtitling Support, German Films GmbH.
Find reports of past editions here:
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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



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—.






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... upcoming NEWS, editor notes

Redaktion / Editor german documentaries Ingrid Molnar