DOK.forum Marketplace

As the market for co-creation and co-production of DOK.fest München, the DOK.forum Marketplace invites around 45 selected, strong documentary film projects in the development stage to Munich every year. At pitching events, Roundtable Sessions and One-to-One Meetings the project teams meet around 250 experts such as commissioning editors, producers, funding representatives, distributors and sales agents.

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

The DOK.forum Marketplace took place this year from 1 to 5 May 2024.

 

 

Call for Entries: Training initiative Bavaria-Quebec

Apply for the 2024-2025 edition of BY+QC Doc CoPro!

 
DOK.forum München is very happy to announce a new edition of the international Bavaria-Quebec Doc CoPro programme, in collaboration with Forum RIDM, the industry platform of the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM).

For more information on the 2024-2025 edition and how to submit your project have a look here.

DOK.forum Marketplace – Formats

The DOK.forum Marketplace offers numerous specialised formats. A jury of industry experts and the DOK.forum team decides on the project selection and assigns them to the respective formats of the DOK.forum Marketplace. The aim of the selection is to ensure the best possible matchmaking for both the Marketplace participants and the Marketplace experts.

 

DOK.archive Pitch

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 Pitch

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 Pitch

The pitch competition 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

 

Master's Pitch

Up to 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

 

Roundtables

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.

 

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.

 

Meet the Experts

In small groups, filmmakers have the opportunity to exchange ideas with experts from the documentary film industry on specialised topics across projects, get consultancy and expand their network.

 

Training initiative Bavaria-Québec

The training initiative BY+QC Doc CoPro offers emerging director/producer duos with a project in development and experienced producers from Bavaria and Québec to initiate new co-productions on both sides of the Atlantic.  Read more

 

DOK.forum Marketplace – Awards

With the DOK.archive Award for outstanding archive film projects, the DOK.composition Award for composition ideas and the pitching competition DOK.talent Award for students, the DOK.forum 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. 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 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

 

ICON DOCS Award

The ICON DOCS Award is endowed with 1,000 euros and includes mentoring services for the selected project from an expert of ICON DOCS. Read more

DAE Talent Award

The award offers tailored mentoring sessions with an industry professional. The aim is to promote talent development. The award will be conferred among all participating marketplace projects. Read more

 

Visioni dal Mondo Award

A top-notch documentary project – whether already in its final stages or still in development – will be given the opportunity to participate in the Visioni Incontra Marketplace at Milan's Visioni dal Mondo documentary festival in autumn. Read more

FIPADOC Award

The FIPADOC Award winner will receive an invitation to the final selection of the International Pitch of FIPADOC 2025, with two professional accreditations for the team.

DOK.forum Marketplace 2024 – Projects and Experts

Projects

You can find the projects of DOK.forum Marketplace 2024 here.

DOK.forum Experts

You can find the Who's Who of experts of DOK.forum Marketplace 2024 here.

Retrospect & Success Stories

Award Winners 2023

Project descriptions and jury statements of the DOK.forum award winners 2023 here.

 

Marketplace Success Stories

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

Project Archive

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

 

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