Call for Entries Marketplace 2019

We are looking for the most exciting concepts for documentary film, film composition, series, webdoc, VR and interactive media. The Marketplace uses targeted matchmaking to bring projects in the development stage together with producers, commissioning editors and distributors - in competition for awards and grants.

9th to 11th May 2019
University of Television and Film Munich

Submit now until 1st February 2019! Marketplace - formats

Marktplatz Masters Pitch – An Open Training Session in partnership with Documentary Campus

Selected projects with particularly strong international potential will be presented to the public and top-class international experts on stage. The aim of the Master Pitch is to make the decision-making processes of the industry transparent and to create a platform for exchange and cooperation.


In moderated 90-minute Roundtable Sessions, filmmakers discuss their latest projects in an exclusive and pleasant atmosphere with commissioning editors, producers, distributors, sales agents and funders.

Extended One-to-One

To complement the discussions in the roundtables and after the pitchings, the Marketplace offers carefully curated One-to-One Meetings of 15 minutes each. The meetings will be arranged in advance and during the marketplace upon request of the decision makers.

Marketplace Screenings

Up to 10 projects in rough cut will be presented in a closed screening buyers, distributors, sales agents and festival curators.

International trainings and opportunities

Among all approved Marketplace projects, two projects receive free market access and a festival pass from our partner festivals: Jean-Jacques Peretti invites an interactive project to Sunny Side of the Doc in La Rochelle, France, and Mara Gourd-Mercard grants a project participation in the Doc Circuit Montréal of the RIDM. Marketplace – awards

With the new British Pathé Archive Award for outstanding archive film projects, the German Composition Funding Award for Film Composition and the Pitch Award of Haus des Dokumentarfilms, Marketplace offers three endowed competitions.

NEW: British Pathé Archive Award

For the first time the new 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 14,000 euros or, alternatively, 2,500 euros in cash. Read more

German Composition Funding Award –
sponsored by Sonoton Music

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. Read more

Pitch Award of Haus des Dokumentarfilms

All students at our partner universities have the opportunity to submit their current projects for the Pitch Award. The best pitch among the nine nominated students will receive 2,500 euros in project funding. Read more

Concept and review 2018

Concept Marketplace

The co-production platform for the German-speaking industry. Find here the self-image and goals of Marketplace. Read more

Experts 2018

Meet the industry experts at Marketplace 2018. Read more

Project selection 2018

Which projects were presented in which formats at Marketplace 2018 can be found here. Read more


Prize sponsors

Festival partners (German-speaking network, Docunexion)