– The Industry Platform of DOK.fest München

Think tank for the documentary film industry and platform for projects in the development process

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 online version of 2021.




DOK.edit Award – presented by Adobe

Editing is one of the most central and critical phases in the making of any documentary film. To highlight the importance of this aspect of post-production, is awarding the editing prize "DOK.edit Award – presented by Adobe" for the first time to honour outstanding editing performance.

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Thank you for your submissions!

We are pleased to have received a total of 194 submissions for the Marketplace, and the Pitch Award of the Haus des Dokumentarfilms. All submissions have been closed since 02 March 2021.

"Film Festivals: Friend or Foe?" Panel at DOK Leipzig

At the AG DOK panel at DOK Leipzig, representatives from all sectors of the industry discussed controversially the question: "Film festivals: friend or foe?" Moderation: Susanne Binninger (AG DOK) and Daniel Sponsel (DOK.fest Munich)
The discussion is in german language. To the panel discussion 

Networks for Future! Three industry talks

The Corona virus clearly shows us the value of solidarity, outreach and communication. We talked about it with representatives of international networks at @home in May. Now you have access to the three online talks again!
To the Industry Talks Perspectives 2021 @home

Here we present the programme segments of Perspectives 2021. From 20 April you will find all the associated events here.

New Media

New projects that use AR, VR, online formats or exhibition spaces to bring stories to life – with a focus on new narrative trends for documentary storytelling.
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Re:arranging Reality

Programme focus Postproduction: Editors share their experiences and we explore how the perception of real stories in documentary film is influenced by editing.

Workshops & Consultancies

International industry experts offer One-on-One-advice on festival strategies, European co-production or how to work on impact producing as a filmmaker.

Media Policy

We offer a platform for discussions on current political debates in the industry and invite experts to share their visions for the future of documentary film.

German-speaking events

From 20 April you will find here an overview of our German-speaking events here.

English-speaking events

From 20 April you can find here an overview of our English-speaking events. Marketplace 2021 @home


From Roundtables to Pitch Award  we present the online formats at the Marketplace 2021 here. experts

The Who's Who of experts of the digital Marketplace 2021 can be found here shortly.



The projects of the digital Marketplace 2021 can be found here shortly.

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