Marketplace Open Training Session in partnership with Documentary Campus

Seven films – seven perspectives, moderation: Peter Jaeger (founder of AUTLOOK Filmsales)

Industry expert Peter Jaeger introduces selected guests from the international film and television scene. Filmmaking projects with international potential – narrative documentaries, series, web-based formats, VR and 360 ° experiences – will be presented on stage in dialogue with keynotes and statements by international guests.

The aim of the Open Training Session is an open jury situation in which the public learns to understand the decision-making processes in the industry and can exchange information among themselves.

Unlike the closed sessions of the Marketplace, this event takes place in a public setting. All this year´s DOK.fest juries, market experts and participants have the opportunityto have a common look at film material and points of view and to discuss.


Selected projects

2020 – EUROPE`S FOOTBALLING HOPES: Henning Drechsler, director and Ümit Uludag, producer

100 MILLION VIEWS: Itamar Rose, director, Tal Barda, producer and Noam Pinchas, producer

DER MENSCH IM TIER / THE ANIMAL WANTED: Jonas Spriestersbach, director and Nicole Leykauf, producer

DISCOUNT WORRKERS: Chris Patz, director and Veronika Janátkove, producer

FEMIMAM: Maria Skovgaard, director and Jesper Jack, producer

THE MERCURIOS OF MOLENBEEK: Iris Pakulla, producer

WATERPROOF: Daniela König, director and Stefan Kloos, producer



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Alessia Barbiero
Head of Content Local Heroes Magazine Zoomin.TV

I am an Italian journalist  and producer, specialized in the production of short documentaries for web distribution. My goal? Changing the world, 10 minutes at the time!

Anne-Kathrin Brinkmann
Redakteurin (ZDF/ARTE)

Kathrin Brinkmann studied Applied Dramatic Arts in Giessen, Germany. From 1994 she has been commissioning editor for the European Culture Channel ARTE and ZDF/Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, responsible for the development and production of ARTE “Theme Evenings”. She has worked on new programme formats for “Quantum”, the Television Workshop of Das Kleine Fernsehspiel/3Sat. Since 2000 she is a member of the new production department ARTE THEMA and ARTE CULTURE within ZDF.

Emanuel Rotstein
Director Production, THE HISTORY CHANNEL

Award winning filmmaker, writer and producer based in Munich. Passion for thinking outside the box, stories with purpose and
personal perspectives on history. Development, production and commissioning of local and international programming for
HISTORY, The Biography Channel and A&E. Productions range from core history documentaries and factual entertainment to real life, music and crime.

Elina Kewitz

E. KEWITZ is Managing Director at NEW DOCS, an independent worldwide distributor specialised in documentaries that have been produced for the international market. Based in Germany, NEW DOCS offers a select portfolio of one-offs & series from the fields of history, science, current affairs, culture, human interest & travel. Before running NEW DOCS she worked for 7 years as Sales Manager at United Docs, the distribution subsidiary of Germany’s public broadcaster ARD & it’s regional channels such as WDR, NDR, SWR & HR.

Matthias Leybrand
Cinema and debut (Bayerischer Rundfunk)
1993-1996 Studies at HFF Munich 1997-2016 TV Journalist BR (KinoKino, Capriccio) since 2016 Commissioning Editor BR, cinema and debut
Erkko Lyytinen
Commissioning Editor, Programmer and Co-Programmer, YLE

Erkko Lyytinen, 43, commissioning editor, programmer and co-producer from YLE- The Finnish Broadcasting company.   He has a background of Documentary filmmaking, festival directing and producing. From the year 2015 Mr Lyytinen has been in the new position as commissioning editor of feature length creative documentaries.

Jutta Krug
Redaktion Dokumentarfilm (WDR)

1992 first job at ARTE in Strasbourg as part of the founding team; since 2000 commissioning editor at WDR within the culture department