Marketplace Open Training Session in partnership with Documentary Campus

Seven projects – seven perspectives, Moderation: Peter Jaeger

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

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

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

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

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

FEMIMAM: Maria Skovgaard, director and Jesper Jack, producer

THE MERCURIUS OF MOLENBEEK: Iris Pakulla, producer

WATERPROOF: Daniela König, director and Stefan Kloos, producer


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  • Sa., 06.05.17
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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 studierte Angewandte Theaterwissenschaften in Giessen. Nach einem Redaktionsvolontariat beim ZDF war sie sechs Jahre lang Redakteurin des kleinen Fernsehspiels, entwickelte und betreute Themenabende für den Europäischen Kulturkanal ARTE. Seit Mai 2000 ist sie als Redakteurin in der Redaktion "ARTE-Thema", seit 2006 in der Redaktion „ARTE Kultur“ im ZDF tätig, wo sie Dokumentarfilme für verschiedene Sendeplätze von ARTE betreut.

Emanuel Rotstein
Director Production, THE HISTORY CHANNEL

Preisgekrönter Filmemacher, Autor und Produzent mit Sitz in München. Leidenschaft fürs Querdenken, tiefsinnige Geschichten und persönliche Perspektiven auf Geschichte. Entwicklung, Produktion und Redaktion von lokalen und internationalen Programmen für HISTORY, der The Biography Channel und A&E. Die Produktionen reichen von historischen Dokumentarfilmen über sachliche Unterhaltung bis hin zu realem Leben, Musik und Verbrechen.

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 Studium HFF München 1997-2016 TV Journalist BR (Kinokino, Capriccio) seit 2016 Redakteur für Kinodokumentarfilm
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)