DOK Leipzig 29. Oktober – 4. November 2018
61. Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm
DOK Leipzig 29 October – 4 November 2018
61st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
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Documentary goes Education


DOK Podium

Documentary goes Education.
new distribution potential

Wednesday, 31 October 2012, 17:00 - 18:30 h
Polish Institute

Either as over used buzz words or the new golden gate for documentaries, educational distribution is an ongoing hot topic for the documentary market. Schools, universities, libraries and social interest groups are the new targets for long sought-after revenues. Observing the international market, the two main operating actors, private entrepreneurs and state funded institutions have developed a multitude of distributional ways and package deals so they can reach their new business partners and audiences.

While the North American market can look back on several years of experience, European distributors still face the beginning of new times. With our international panelists we took a look behind the scenes and gathered some facts about the status quo of educational distribution. What kind of business model do they have and who are their partners? What are the challenges and visions out there for documentary makers and distributors? And how to deal with rights issues?

This podium will be held in English.




DOK Training

Britta Senn

+49 (0) 341 30864-29


Esther van Messel

First Hand Films, Switzerland



Alice Apley

Documentary Educational Resources, USA

Herbert Neuwirth

UR, Sweden

Andreas Wildfang

EYZ Media, Germany

Peter Gerard

Accidental Media, UK