DOK.archive Award

Sponsored by British Pathé, endowed with material supply worth 15,000 euros or 2,500 euros in cash.

Open for Marketplace guests

The DOK.archive Award honours outstanding archive and compilation film projects in development. High-quality archive footage is often invaluable for documentaries. The use of historical or commercial film excerpts on a larger scale, however, increases the required production budget substantially. With the DOK.archive Award, British Pathé and aim at promoting projects utilising licensed material and thus strengthening this traditional documentary genre.

Five projects will be presented to a jury of five during a live pitching event at the Marketplace. The winning project will receive British Pathé archive material worth 15,000 euros, alternatively, 2,500 euros can be paid out in cash.

The Nominees

BERLIN CHIC, Sigal Rosh, Michal Weits

EISFRAUEN, Jens Becker, Dorothea Braun



THE GODS MUST BE MISTAKEN, Jakob Krese, Jürgen Kleinig

Jury and Moderation

Cana Bilir-Meier
Stephen Maier
Jan Rofekamp 
Emanuel Rotstein
Simon Witter

This event is moderated by Julia Teichmann form German Films.

Event information

The event is open to Marketplace guests only.

The event will be held in English.

The event will be held on site.

Award Sponsor

British Pathé is considered to be the finest newsreel archive in the world. Now also representing the Reuters Historical Collection, it has become a one-stop archive for the story of the 20th century. This treasure trove of 220,000 films, unrivalled in their historical and cultural significance, is used extensively by broadcasters, production companies, corporations and museums, among many others.

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  • Friday
  • 14:00
  • HFF - Audimax
Cana Bilir-Meier
(Cana Bilir-Meier)
Stephen Maier
Archive Producer (Stephen Maier)

Stephen Maier works as a freelance Archive Producer for national and international documentary film productions and other media projects. He is one of the co-founders of the professional association "German Researchers and Archive Producers".

Jan Rofekamp
(Films Transit Inc.)

JAN ROFEKAMP, recently, after almost 40 years, has stopped being a regular doc sales agent, turning full time to consulting filmmakers and producers. He offers a wide range of consultancy with the main target to increase the visibility and marketability of a documentary. From pitch preparation, looking at pitch texts, trailers and preparing one-to-one meetings, to de-briefing after pitch events, analyzing results, setting priorities and making contacts, to films in work-in- progress situations, seeking the right festival and sales options including contract advice.

Emanuel Rotstein
Head of Documentaries I Produzent (Bavaria Fiction Documentaries)

Emanuel Rotstein, Head of Documentaries of the recently established non-fiction production unit at Bavaria Fiction, is a multiple award-winning author and producer. Rotstein has made a name for himself within the industry, particularly as the author and producer of local originals. Prior to joining Bavaria Fiction in March 2022 he was Senior Director of Programming at A+E Networks Germany for the linear and non-linear pay-TV channels “The History Channel” and “Crime + Investigation” until December 2021.

Julia Teichmann
Head of Documentary (German Films)

Julia Teichmann is serving as Head of Documentary at German Films and additionally supervises the Marketing & Subtitling Support. She has worked as a curator and is still working as a moderator, among others for DOK.fest München, the Festival of German Cinema in Ludwigshafen am Rhein and the International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg. She was also a film critic for such publications as Berliner Zeitung and Filmdienst, and regularly served on juries at national and international film festivals.

Simon Witter
Footage Archive / Licensing (British Pathé Ltd.)

A print journalist at 19, Simon Witter quickly developed a parallel career as a TV researcher, leading on to decades of work as an award-winning arts and entertainment Producer/Director. His documentaries have been broadcast in primetime on BBC1, ITV1, Sky Arts, C5, PBS, ARTE and RTL, and syndicated to 35 countries. As of April 2017, he is a Business Development Manager at British Pathé with responsibility for all German-speaking Europe eastwards to Russia, and UK production companies.