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.

In workshops and other public events, the Perspectives invite you to develop visions and impulses for the future of documentary film.

As a co-production and ideas market, the Marketplace offers various formats for the further development and realisation of new documentary film projects.

We very much appreciate the exchange with our participants on site and would like to invite you to the HFF Munich again in the upcoming edition, if possible. As the further development of measures to contain COVID-19 is not yet foreseeable, we are currently planning a hybrid version of 2021.



News Marketplace 2021

Filmmakers are now invited to submit their current projects for the Marketplace 2021. With endowed competitions for the British Pathé Archive Award, the German Composition Prize and, for the first time, the DOK.series Award. To the submission

Pitch Award 2021

We are also looking forward to receiving projects from students at our partner universities for the 2021 Pitch Award. To the submission - award for new narrative formats

We open the submission for - the award for new narrative formats. To the submission Perspectives 2020 @home

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. – award for new narrative formats, the award 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. Marketplace 2020 @home


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