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.
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 | MIPDOC   April 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 21-30, 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. 
From April 23-27, 2023  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 27 - May 7, 2023, Toronto, Canada
The 30th anniversary Hot Docs Festival will screen films in cinemas across Toronto, 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 March 10 for members of the German delegation, participating the festival.
This year again, there will be a German delegation - more information —German only—.
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 _
Submissions open now. Deadline March 31, 2023
Early submission: December 9, 2022 – for films completed by November 2022
Final Deadline: January 12, 2023 – for films to be completed by April 1st 2023
Representative german documentaries: Björn Jensen
Further information ___German only ___
Report CoPro24_2022
german documentaries NEWS 2018— CoPro20. >



30 Sheffield Documentary Filmfestival, June 14—19, 2023.
Entries for 2023 Film and Alternate Realities programmes started in October 2022. Deadline for all projects: January 13, 2023, 12:00 Noon GMT.
• 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.
More information __ German only __
Keep updated by visiting the website of the festival.
Representative german documentaries: Björn Jensen   
Report german documentaries on SheffieldDocFest 2022 • _Sheffield Doc|Fest 2019_ •
NEWS on Sheffield DocFest 2022Sheffield DocFest 2021Sheffield DocFest 2020Sheffield Doc|Fest 2019Sheffield DocFest 2018



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: wessel@runze-casper.de
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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



34 Sunny Side of the Doc, June 19—22, 2023 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 34th edition will take place on 19-22 June 2023 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: Thursday 16 March
Closing date for submissions: Thursday 6 April, 11pm GMT
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 .
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39 MIPCOM,  October 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 for 2022 and beyond.

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.
KEYDATES are published here at the website of the festival.
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, November 28 -December 1, 2022, Glasgow
The 30th anniversary Congress will be held in Glasgow, UK from November 28 to December 1. Congress '22 is generously supported by host sponsor BBC Studios Productions and will coincide with BBC's centenary.
Congress offers a full slate of dynamic and engaging sessions exploring the latest programming trends, industry intelligence and technology impacting the factual community. Taking full advantage of Glasgow, a city known for its rich history, stunning architecture and remarkable friendliness, Congress '22 will offer members exciting events to socialize and network after two years apart.

Submit to The Buzzies . Deadline September 20, 2022
Submissions are now open for The Buzzies, celebrating excellence in science and factual storytelling. There are awards for long, short and multiplatform formats, individual achievements, and innovation and impact. Winners will be announced during the 2022 event, which will take place November 28 to December 1 in Glasgow, UK. Each winner will receive a signature statue and registration for a future Congress. All who submit are eligible for a Congress '22 registration discount.

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 2  — German only
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—.







Redaktion / Editor german documentaries Ingrid Molnar