As a platform for ideas and coproduction, the Marketplace invites around 45 selected documentary film projects in development stage to Munich every year. Here they meet experts such as commissioning editors, producers, funding representatives, distributors and sales agents. 

The aim is to offer relevant film ideas a suitable forum through targeted matchmaking, to provide valuable feedback, to enable new partnerships and thus help the projects to get realised.

The next edition of Marketplace will take place from 4th to 10th May 2022. Marketplace

Filmmakers are now invited to submit their current projects for the Marketplace competitions and formats. The deadline for submissions is 01 February 2022.
To the submission Marketplace – awards

With the DOK.series Award from TELLUX-Film and megaherz for strong serial storytelling, the DOK.archive Award from British Pathé for outstanding archive film projects, the DOK.composition Award for composition ideas, donated by Sonoton Music, and the DOK.talent Award by Haus des Dokumentarfilms for students, the Marketplace offers four endowed competitions with prize money totalling 10,000 euros as well as further mentoring and festival awards.


DOK.archive Award

The funding award honours projects with a large proportion of archive material and thus strengthens a documentary genre rich in tradition. The winning project will receive British Pathé archive material worth 15,000 euros or, alternatively, 2,500 euros in cash. British Pathé is the prize sponsor. Read more


DOK.composition Award

In order to strengthen the artistic collaboration between filmmakers and composers, the best musical concept for a documentary film will be endowed with 2,500 euros. Sponsored by Sonoton Music. Read more

DOK.talent Award

The pitch competition, donated by Haus des Dokumentarfilms, offers students from our partner universities the opportunity to further develop their current projects in exchange with editors, producers and distributors and to win new financing partners. Read more

DOK.series Award

On the 50th anniversary of the 1974 World Cup, the DOK.series Award calls for innovative series concepts. The prize is sponsored by TELLUX-Film and megaherz and endowed with 2,500 euros. Read more


Doc Around Europe Award

The new Doc Around Europe Focus network is launching a mentoring programme between Biarritz, Barcelona, Munich and Skopje: three marketplace projects will be selected to visit the partner markets. Read more Marketplace – formats

Master's Pitch

Nine projects with a particularly strong international potential will be pitched on stage and receive feedback from top-class international experts, who themselves will present their insights on current industry topics. A unique format for training and collaboration in partnership with Documentary Campus. Read more


One table, four project teams, five experts: In moderated 90-minute roundtable sessions, filmmakers discuss their latest material in a targeted manner and in an exclusive setting with experts from editorial, production, promotion and sales departments. Project selection Roundtables 2021

One-to-One Meetings

To complement the discussions at the roundtables and in the pitching events, we offer carefully curated one-to-one meetings of 15 minutes each. The meetings are arranged in advance at the request of the decision makers.


Four selected projects in the rough cut stage are presented to distributors, sales agents and festival programmers in a closed screening.

Training Programme Bavaria-Québec

The BY+QC Doc CoPro training initiative offers three young producers from Bavaria and three from Québec the opportunity to work together on new co-productions. They are supported by training, master classes, individual mentoring and networking events. Read more

Retrospect & follow-up

Who is Who 2021

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

Project archive

Find here the Marketplace projects of the past editions. Read more

Marketplace Follow-up

An overview of the success stories of the Marketplace projects since 2013. Read more




Prize donors


Festival partners