Meet face to face our representatives and some of the producers of German documentaries, check out the new edition of the catalogue at markets and festivals throughout the year. German producers get further informations zur Unterstützung bei internationealen Festivals & Märkten  in German here .



European Film Market – efm, BERLINALE, February 20—27, 2020 Berlin, Germany
It all starts here. Like in the years before the next edition of the german documentaries catalogue will be available here at our booth 17 ground floor GROPIUS BAU, Niederkirchnerstrasse 7, 10963 Berlin, Telefon: +49 30 780956416 where German producers can hold meetings and display press material.
Contact: Erik Meininger,
68 BERLINALE 2018 | 69 BERLINALE 2019 | 70 BERLINALE 2020 — further information coming soon.



iREP International Documentary Film Festival, March 19—22, 2020, Lagos, Nigeria postponed due to COVID-19.
The festival has been attended by a delegation of German documentary filmmakers for many years.
Representative german documentaries: Bärbel Mauch



 HKTDC Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART),
[March 25—28, 2020] CANCELD
Contact Germany for registration European Film Promotion e.V. — Sabine Rolinski
german documentaries coordination: Björn Jensen
More Information - German only -



MIPTV | MIPDOC   April 10—15, 2021, Cannes, France
The two largest and most important markets for the distribution of films take place in Cannes every year in spring - and 2020 worldwide online...
••• MIPTV March 30 – April 2, 2020 catch online opportunities for International Content Financing.
••• MIPDOC Screenings Library, March 28 – 29, 2020.
MIPDOC: Market with screening of finished films for buyers, seminars, one-to-one meetings.
MIPTV: In addition to MIPCOM in October, MIPTV is one of the most important markets for all formats and genres, with an extensive programme of lectures. German Documentaries will be represented with a booth where participating companies can hold meetings and display press materials. We will organize a networking event at our booth.
Representative german documentaries: Björn Jensen   
more infomation.



Rio2C Market, May 5—10, 2020 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Important festival and market in Brazil. Brazil is the only country in South America with which Germany has a co-production agreement and Brazil offers very interesting financing possibilities for co-productions.
Representative german documentaries: Teresa Curzio |



Hot Docs Toronto,  April 30 - May 10, 2020, Toronto, Canada [is postponed]
Most important documentary film festival in Canada with a strong co-producer market.
Click here to get an important update regarding the status of the 2020 Hot Docs Festival, scheduled to take place April 30-May 10 as an online edition.
Representative german documentaries: Björn Jensen  
More Information — German only
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CoPro 22 | Israeli Documentary Screen Market , June 02 - 06, 2020, Tel Aviv, Israel
ONLINE May 25—27, 2020 for more Information and Updates please visit and contact Omri Cohen in case you want attend.
Most important co-production event for documentary film projects with Israeli reference. Accompanying events are held in cooperation with the Goethe Institute.
Representative german documentaries: Björn Jensen
further information - German only  
Report_CoPro21_2019 and german documentaries NEWS 2018— CoPro20.



Sheffield Documentary Filmfestival, June 04—09, 2020,  Sheffield, UK will not take place in its original form due to the current COVID-19 crisis. The pitching forums, the MeetMarket and Alternate Realities Talent Market, will both proceed in June via virtual means. As part of a series of weekends throughout the Autumn,  the festival aims to present film screenings, talks, panels, artists’ events and community engagement activities. A full programme will be announced in due course. Keep updated by visiting the website of the festival.
__ Announcing altered activity for 2020 31 March 2020 __
and more information __ German only & additional___
Representative german documentaries: Björn Jensen   
Report german documentaries at __Sheffield Doc|Fest 2019__



24 ECRANS NOIRS Juli 2020, Jaoundé, Kamerun. The festival has been attended by a delegation of German documentary filmmakers for many years.
Representative german documentaries: Bärbel Mauch



31 Sunny Side of the Doc, June 22—25, 2020 goes digital from La Rochelle, Frankreich: CONNECTED EDITION
All delegate passes will be streamlined into a new All Access - Connected Pass.
Submission Deadline Extended  April 23, 2020
Probably the most important event worldwide for co-productions and financing of documentary film projects. The Sunny Side accepts any documentary genre and length, including series, and has also added a new media/cross platform event (PIXII). The Sunny Side is a market with presentation stands, discussion forums and pitching events. We organize a networking event at our booth, sadly not in June 2020.
More information as May 28, 2020 to download as PFD.
Representative german documentaries: Björn Jensen
The final report of 2019 here and ____2019 Germany COUNTRY in FOCUS___



MIPCOM,  October 10—15, 2020 Cannes, Frankreich
Holding MIPCOM and MIPJunior in a safe environment [October 10-11 / October 12-15]
Second call June 23, 2020 by Björn Jensen.
Representative german documentaries: Bernhard Simek, German Films



4rd IDF West Lake Int. Documentary Festival, Hanzhou - China, October 17—19, 2020
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. Representative german documentaries Björn Jensen, more information German only. 



Gold Panda Sichuan International TV Festival, October in Chengdu, China
Representative german documentaries Björn Jensen, more information German only




Asian Side of the Doc, autum 2020. 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

Asian Side of the Doc was planned for March 2020 in China. The organizers informed us, that the event unfortunately has to be postponed to autumn 2020 and the location in China has not been decided yet.



33 IDFA / Forum Amsterdam, November 18—29, 2020, Amsterdam, Niederlande.
IDFA returns to cinemas. Programm extended by limited screenings.
The most important and largest documentary film festival in the world with a renowned pitching program. Every year german documentaries organizes a big networking event during the festival.
Submission deadlines:
• May 1st, 2020 – for all films completed between August 1st, 2019 and April 30th, 2020.
• July 1st, 2020 – for all performances and interactive/immersive new media projects. 
• August 1st, 2020 – for all films completed after April 30th, 2020.
Representative german documentaries: Cay Wesnigk
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World Congress of Science and Factual Producers, December 07—10, 2020, Strasbourg, France
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 — German only. Report of 2019 — German only.



Guangzhou International Dokumentary Filmfestival, December 14—17, 2020, Guangzhou, China
International Documentary Film Festival for documentaries in China with lots of workshops, a pitching forum and one-to-one meetings. The film projects in the pitches, as well as the panels and workshops, are mainly related to China nowadays. We organize a networking event.
More information here - German only -
Report of the event of Dec 2019 __German only__
Representative german documentaries: Björn Jensen