Festival network Doc Around Europe

United for strong European documentary film

Initiated by DOK.fest München in 2020, the new network Doc Around Europe (formerly: FestDocsEurope) brings together four relevant documentary film festivals throughout the continent.

The common goal is to promote and circulate European documentary films and experts and to accompany them at all stages of production and in all aspects of distribution, promotion and presentation.

Design: Samir Karahasan / MakeDox

4 festivals - 4 strong partners

With DOK.fest München, DocsBarcelona, MakeDox (Skopje, North Macedonia) and FIPADOC (Biarritz, France), four documentary film festivals from four European regions are joining forces.


Joint industry programme: mentoring & practice talks

Mentoring programme
Focus on young European filmmakers: Participants go through an intensive mentoring programme between Biarritz and Skopje throughout the year.

Practice talks
In times of great upheaval in the film industry worldwide, Doc Around Europe focuses on international networking and active exchange on the central issues of the future of documentary film.

Festival films on tour in Europe

As part of each festival, Doc Around Europe presents a showcase with festival film highlights from the European partners.


Digital needs rules! at FIPADOC 2021

Should there be binding standards for film streaming in terms of pricing, limitations, exclusivity and revenue sharing? And what can film festivals do to secure the exploitation of films in the future? The session invites international experts to discuss core topics of the current debate. Including live Q&A

22 January 2021, 5.30 pm

Joint film programme at FIPADOC 2021

We will present the winning film of our VIKTOR Main Competition DOK.international ACASA MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc in January 2021.