As the market for co-creation and co-production of DOK.fest München, the 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 next edition of Marktplatz will take place from 1 to 5 May 2024. Marketplace 2024 – Projects and Experts


You can find the projects of Marketplace 2024 here. Experts

You can find the Who's Who of experts of Marketplace 2024 here. Marketplace – Formats

The Marketplace offers numerous specialised formats. Every approved project has the chance to qualify for the selection. A committee of industry experts and the team decides on all nominations, curates the individual projects and assigns them to the respective formats of the Marketplace. The aim of the selection is to ensure the best possible matchmaking for both the Marketplace participants and the Marketplace experts.


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



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. To the Marketplace Projects 2023


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.


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 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 pitching competition DOK.talent Award 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. 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



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

Retrospect & Success Stories

Award Winners 2023

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


Marketplace Success Stories

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

Project Archive

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