As a platform for ideas and coproduction, the DOK.forum 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 DOK.forum Marketplace will take place from 05th to 11th May 2021.
Due to the ongoing travel and contact restrictions to contain the Corona pandemic, this year's DOK.forum Marketplace will take place online. Our live events will be broadcast from the HFF Munich.
You can find the Who's Who of experts of the digital DOK.forum Marketplace 2021 here.
You can find the projects of the digital DOK.forum Marketplace 2021 here.
DOK.forum Marketplace – awards
With the new series prize from TELLUX-Film and megaherz for strong serial storytelling, the British Pathé Archive Award for outstanding archive film projects, the German Composition Funding Award for composition ideas, donated by Sonoton Music and the Pitch Award from Haus des Dokumentarfilms for students, DOK.forum Marketplace offers four competitions with prize money totalling 10,000 euros as well as further mentoring and festival awards.
British Pathé 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. 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
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
This year, DOK.fest Munich is offering a new and Germayn-wide unique award that promotes serial documentary storytelling regardless of format. DOK.series is donated by TELLUX-Film and megaherz and is 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
DAE Talent Award
The new price offers free DAE memberships for the director and producer of one project valued at 200 € for one year as well as tailored mentoring sessions with DAE members. This prize is a talent development encouragement award. Read more
NEBULAE Project Award
The price will give the opportunity to the director and producer of one German project to be selected and pitch their project during the next edition of Doclisboa and Nebulae. Read more
Sunny Side of the Doc Award
The international marketplace for documentary and narrative experiences to be held online and in La Rochelle from 21 to 24 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 2021. Read more
DOK.forum Marketplace – formats
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 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 2020
The Who's Who of experts of the digital DOK.forum Marketplace 2020 can be found here.
Find here the Marketplace projects of the past editions. Read more
An overview of the success stories of the DOK.forum Marketplace projects since 2013. Read more