DOK Co-Pro Market 2017 Selection is complete
The selection of projects for the 13th DOK Co-Pro Market is now complete. 35 film projects have been selected and they will all have the chance to find international co-production and financing partners at the beginning of the festival in Leipzig. 350 projects were submitted for this year’s DOK Co-Pro Market, around 100 more than last year, taking the number of submitted film projects to a new record high.
This year there will be a particular focus on the Benelux countries, represented by five different projects. Films from Afghanistan, the Philippines and South Africa also feature among the selection, as well as two regionally produced films.
In cooperation with the European Women’s Audiovisual Network (EWA), the DOK Co-Pro Market will for the second time award the prize for the best female-driven documentary film project. The award comprises financial support as well as a one-year-long mentoring as the project is developed further.
For the first time, the Zonta Club Leipzig Elster has awarded a grant for travel expenses of one of the participating female directors. The scholarship went to Sinae Ha, the director of The Primate Citizen.
The final selection of this year's participants was done with the kind help of Melanie Andernach (Made in Germany Filmproduktion, Germany), Ryan Harrington (Hot Docs, Canada) and Vesna Cudic (Met Film Sales, UK).
Have a look at the list of DOK Co-Pro Market participants.