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 Marketefm, BERLINALE, February 11—18, 2021 Berlin, Germany
efm ONLINE March 02—05, 2021 due to the current COVID-19 situation.
Unlike in the years before the next edition of the german documentaries catalogue will be not available here at our booth at the GROPIUS BAU as a printed matter. But nevertheless the 25th edition of our catalogue will be available at the end of February for the onlineversion of the EFM in March 2021 as a PDF to download, because the 71 Berlinale 2021 Will Be a Festival in Two Stages: Industry Online Offer in March / Public Event in June
68 BERLINALE 2018 | 69 BERLINALE 2019 | 70 BERLINALE 2020 — further information coming soon.



CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, is one of the biggest documentary film festivals in the world. The next edition of the festival will be from March 17 — 28, 2021. The festival is postponed to April 21 — Mai 2, 2021, industry activities April 26—30, 2021,  and will take place as a hybridversion. More information available Mrach 2021. ACCREDITATION here.
Submission for CPH:FORUM until November 15, 2020.
Representative german documentaries: Björn Jensen  
More information — German only



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 bamauch@yahoo.de



 HKTDC Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART),
[March 25—28, 2020] CANCELD
Contact Germany for registration European Film Promotion e.V. — Sabine Rolinski rolinski@efp-online.com.
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 information 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



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 | tcurzio@gmx.net



Hot Docs Toronto,  April 29 - May 9, 2020, Toronto, Canada
At this time, the festival aims to present a hybrid festival, offering audiences online streaming as well as live screenings and special events in accordance with public health guidelines. Submissions for the 2021 Hot Docs Festival are open. Contact collective submission Julia TeichmannGerman only
Representative german documentaries: Björn Jensen  
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CoPro 23 | Israeli Documentary Screen Market & Docaviv | Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival The 23rd Docaviv – the Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival will take place on the 20th - 29th of May 2021.CoPro is the most important co-production event for documentary film projects with Israeli reference. Accompanying events are held in cooperation with the Goethe Institute. The deadline for submissions of International films to Docaviv is January 14, 2021.
Representative german documentaries: Björn Jensen
Further information - German only  
Report_CoPro21_2019 and german documentaries NEWS 2018— CoPro20.



28 Sheffield Documentary Filmfestival, June 2021 is open now for entries from around the world that wish to be considered for launching or premiering as part the Sheffield Doc|Fest 2021 official selection, within either our film programme or our arts programme. FIRST CALL 2021 .
Keep updated by visiting the website of the festival.
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 bamauch@yahoo.de



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.
Report MIPCOM 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 — INFO 3  — 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