As a platform for ideas and coproduction, the Marketplace again invites around selected documentary film projects in development stage in 2023. Projects meet experts such as commissioning editors, producers, funding representatives, distributors and sales agents - this year in a hybrid format on site in Munich and online!

The aim of Marketplace 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. Marketplace 2022 - Projects and Experts


You can find the projects of the digital Marketplace 2022 here. experts

You can find the Who's Who of experts of the digital Marketplace 2022 here. Marketplace – awards

With 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 three endowed competitions with prize money totalling 7,500 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.
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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.
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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.
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DAE Talent Award

The award offers a 100% discount on the first year of DAE memberships for the director and producer of one project valued at 200€ as well as tailored mentoring sessions with the DAE team or senior consultants. This prize is a talent development encouragement award.
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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.
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Nebulae Project Selection Award

The Price is awarded by Nebulae, the networking space of Doclisboa – International Film Festival Portugal, which will give the opportunity to the director and producer of one German project to be selected and pitch their project during Doclisboa 2022.
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Sunny Side of the Doc Award

The international marketplace for documentary and narrative experiences to be held online and in La Rochelle in June is delighted to provide industry support and two complimentary accreditations to the creative team behind an outstanding project presented in the framework of DOK.fest München. 
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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.
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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 2022


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.
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Retrospect & follow-up

Project archive

Find here the Marketplace projects of the past editions.
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Marketplace Follow-up

An overview of the success stories of the Marketplace projects since 2013.
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Prize donors


Festival partners