Marketplace Masters Pitch

An Open online Training Session in partnership with Documentary Campus and Creative Europe Desk München


For the third time DOK.fest Munich in partnership with Documentary Campus presents this successful pitch format. At the Marketplace Masters Pitch, within the Marketplace, the strongest international projects get introduced and a platform for exchange and collaboration is created.

Moderated by the renowned Belgian film consultant Peter Jaeger (founder of Jaeger Creative), 10 film projects, with an international potential, will be presented on stage. Additionally to six proposals from the Marketplace, we also present four projects from our Latin American guest delegation. These projects were developed as part of the training programme Campus Latino, a collaboration of Documentary Campus and the Goethe-Institut Mexico.

The pitches are intertwined with keynotes and feedback on the presented projects by an international jury (producers, commissioning editors, distributors). The aim is to make the decision-making process transparent to the pitch teams and the audience. Under the topic "Documentaries in the digital world. A new era of TV and VoD distribution" Peter Jaeger will ask: What is the current state of affairs for creative documentaries after the first digital revolution has settled. What has changed irreversibly for producers, filmmakers, distributors and broadcasters since Netflix, Amazon and other VoD-platforms are clearly here to stay. We look at the changes for the different rights, for the territories worldwide, for the creative content, for the distribution & financing strategies.

We will kick-off the dynamic day with a case study of THE CLEANERS by beetz brothers film productions which premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2018. Executive producer Georg Tschurtschenthaler will talk about the unusual financing strategy and the expectations regarding the sales and distribution strategy ‘before & after Sundance’.

The Marketplace Masters Pitch brings together the most renowned industry guests and makes the strongest projects of the Marketplace visible and accessible to industry visitors. We invite all participants to discover new ideas, discuss the latest developments of the market and learn from each other.



Salma Abdalla, Autlook Filmsales (AT)
Margje de Koning, EO / IKON docs (NLD)
Jutta Krug, WDR (D)
Matthias Leybrand, BR (D)
Thomas Lindh, SVT (SWE)
Muntsa Tarres, TV3 Catalunya (ES)
Simon Vrebos, VRT, Canvas (BEL)


Friday, May 4th 2018, 9.30  16.30, HFF Audimax
Admission free, please register here.


Programme Schedule

09.30 - 09.40 Official Welcome
09.40 - 09.50 Introduction by Peter Jaeger
09.50 - 10.20 Case Study THE CLEANERS by Georg Tschurtschenthaler
10.20 - 10.40 IN DER STILLE DER NACHT by Eva Weber, Sonja Henrici
10.40 - 11.00 FIEBER by Helen Simon, David Lindner
11.00 - 11.10 Keynote by Jutta Krug, WDR
11.10 - 11.40 Coffee Break
11.40 - 12.00 MONOBLOCK by Carsten Rau, Hauke Wendler
12.00 - 12.10 Keynote by Simon Vrebos, VRT, Canvas
12.10 - 12.30 REBEL OBJECTS by Carolina Arias, Alexandra Latishev
12.30 - 12.40 Keynote by Muntsa Tarres, TV3 Catalunya
12.40 - 13.00 BLUE MURDER by Heike Bachelier
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 - 14.20 BECOMING A COWBOY by Isabell Vaca, Arturo Mendicuti
14.40 - 14.50 Q&A with Salma Abdalla, Autlook Filmsales
14.50 - 15.10 CRUZ by Teresa Camou
15.10 - 15.20 Keynote by Tomas Lindh, SVT
15.20 - 15.40 BLIND, DEAF, MUTE by Esther Anino
15.40 - 16.00 SHIT HAPPENS by Rubén Abruña, Valentin Thurn
16.00 - 16.30 Thank you and Farewell


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