Due COVID—19 pandemie sadly it's 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 MarketFebruar 10—17, 2022
The 72nd Berlin International Film Festival will take place from February 10 to 20, 2022 as an in-person event. The European Film Market (February 10-17, 2022), the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 12-16, 2022), Berlinale Talents (February 12-17, 2022) and the World Cinema Fund will focus on on-site offerings. They will furthermore provide online formats.

The European Film Market will take place from February 10 to 17, once again with its exhibition venues Gropius Bau and the Marriott Hotel, this year under the motto ‘It all (re)starts here’. Besides serving as a platform for licensing commerce, including numerous market screenings at the nearby cinemas and online on the EFM website, as usual, the market will be an arena for innovation and change in the age of digital transformation in the film and media industries. With its own special location at Potsdamer Platz and a multitude of hybrid individual events on the current status quo and industry trends, the 2022 “EFM Industry Sessions” will also provide opportunities for personal networking. In addition, the “Berlinale Series Market” (February 14 to 16) will host a selection of market screenings and a high-calibre conference programme on the subject ‘High-End Series’.

The 2022 Berlinale Co-Production Market will expand its on-location events to include digital access, enabling participants who don’t make the trip to Berlin to follow the bulk of the programme. The one-on-one meetings in Berlin will be supplemented with additional online ones.
The next edition of the german documentaries catalogue can be downloaded here.
68 BERLINALE 2018 | 69 BERLINALE 2019 | 70 BERLINALE 2020 | 71 BERLINALE 2021 |



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
__ Report2021 by Björn Jensen German only __



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 bamauch@yahoo.de



MIPTV | MIPDOC   April 12—16, 2021, Cannes, France
The two largest and most important markets for the distribution of films take place in Cannes every year in spring – and 2021 worldwide online... April 2021 MIP|DOC will be part of MIP|TV. There will be a German delegation. To be enlisted, please send an Email to Björn Jensen, Representative german documentaries
More information – for submission German onlyReport of MIPTV2021 - here.



Visions du Réel, International Film Festival Nyon, April 15—25, 2021
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.
Submission open now.
More information — German only



Hot Docs Toronto,  April 29 - May 9, 2021, Toronto, Canada
At this time, the festival aims to present a hybrid festival, offering audiences online streaming only. Submissions for the 2021 Hot Docs Festival are open. For more information and details, please download the PDF __ German only __
Representative german documentaries: Björn Jensen  
REPORT of HotDocs21 by Björn Jensen __German only__
NEWS of ___HotDocs21_____HotDocs20_____HotDocs19___


CoPro 22 | Israeli Documentary Screen Market May 31 — June 06, 2021 in Tel Aviv _
INSIDE OUT— Spotlight on Germany:   In a collaboration with German Films and AG DOK, CoPro offers in 2021 a framework for German filmmakers to present their “homegrown” initiatives for consideration. Through the Inside Out track, we offer German projects with an Israeli or Jewish thematic connection a chance to access the Israeli film documentary network through on-one-one meetings with Israeli producers and distributors, whom enable the co-productions between Israel and Germany.
The track will be accompanied by the mutual German-Israeli masterclass about the budgeting for co-producers. COPRODUCING WITH GERMANY panel co-moderated by Julia Teichmann, german films. The selected projects will participate in the CoPro Market in Israel, which will take place online between May 31 - June 4, 2021 and will get an access to all different CoPro pitching forums and industry events.
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.
First Call __ German only __

Keep updated by visiting the website of the festival.
Representative german documentaries: Björn Jensen   
Report german documentaries at
__Sheffield Doc|Fest 2019_



MIPCHINA, June 28-30, 2021 online only
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. Based on MIP’s signature 1-to-1 pre-scheduled meetings format, MIP China guarantees online meetings to boost sales and co-productions. Interested German producers in attending may contact the German representative office of MIP.
Contact: Marc Wessel: wessel@runze-casper.de
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 bamauch@yahoo.de



33 Sunny Side of the Doc, June 20—23, 2022
Through year-round activities, Sunny Side of the Doc provides a unique space for industry professionals to co-create and share a diversity of compelling stories with the world.
• February 22 & 23, 2022

The Global Pitch by Sunny Side of the Doc will be held on February 22 & 23, 2022. The aim of this two-day online pitching session is to facilitate the international financing and coproduction of projects focusing on Women’s Voices. Submissions are open till January 5, 2022. We welcome important, compelling, topical, relevant and original stories with a female perspective. While we wish to champion women filmmakers, particularly from under-represented communities, we are open to all off screen talents. Here the FIRST CALL.
Representative german documentaries: Björn Jensen
The final report of
2021 - German only - here .
• 2019 here and ____2019 Germany COUNTRY in FOCUS___



MIPCOM,  October 11—14, 2021 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,



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



34 IDFA / Forum Amsterdam, November 17—28, 2021, Amsterdam, Niederlande.
with a revamped program structure with two main competitions at the forefront and and revitalized awards.
Submission deadlines:
• May 1, 2021 – early deadline for films _
• July 1, 2021 – for all performances and interactive/immersive new media projects _
• July 15, 2021 – final deadline for films _
Representative german documentaries: Cay Wesnigk
___33 IDFA 2020___32 IDFA 2019___



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.



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