A focus on the future of documentary filmmaking is a think tank for the documentary film industry and a platform for projects in the development process. It has established itself as a meeting place for the German-speaking industry and offers a growing range of services for international filmmakers.



NEWS: „Filmfestivals: Freund oder Feind?" AG DOK Panel bei DOK Leipzig

In den letzten Jahren verzeichnen Filmfestivals steigende Publikumszahlen, doch hilft das auch den Filmen? Beim Panel der AG DOK diskutierten im Rahmen von DOK Leipzig Vertreter.innen aller Branchenbereiche kontrovers zur Frage: „Filmfestivals: Freund oder Feind?" Moderation: Susanne Binninger (AG DOK) und Daniel Sponsel (DOK.fest München)


Retrospect: Perspectives – programme 2020 @home

Due to the current exceptional situation, the could take place in its usual form. In order to enable filmmakers to continue their training and networking, our industry events were transferred to the digital realm this year.

The Perspectives with digital events invited to develop visions and impulses, and a diverse range of workshops was also part of the programme. As an online co-production and ideas market, this year the Marketplace again offered various formats for the realization of new documentary film projects.

Participation in the Marketplace and the Perspectives was free of charge this year in order to help ease the current economic situation of many filmmakers.


International Industry Events

The exchange of ideas is now more important than ever before, not only for the documentary film industry. With our international online-events Networks for Future! – Joining Forces for the Documentary Film Industry and Playground Documentary we are overcoming closed borders to bring the European industry together, in order to continue a fruitful exchange and to learn from each other. – The Future of Storytelling, the prize for new narrative formats, seeks answers to the question of how facts and stories will be told in an extremly connected world in the future. The five nominated projects will be presented at @home. You can find the selected projects here.
This event will be held in german language.


The spread of the coronavirus and the associated restrictions on public life have a massive impact on the work of film-makers. There is a great deal of uncertainty, government rules are not always clearly formulated. With the legal advice workshop and the individual advice of the Kompetenzteam Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft we react to this situation and offer our local industry the opportunity to obtain comprehensive information.
The consultations will be held in german language.

Retrospect: Marketplace – Ideas and co-production market


From Roundtables to Pitch Award  we present the online formats at the Marketplace 2020 here. experts 2020

The Who's Who of experts of the digital Marketplace 2020 can be found here.



The projects of the digital Marketplace 2020 can be found here.


About team

We present the team members of 2020. Read more profile

Find here the self-image and goals of the Read more archive

Find here an overview of past events. Read more