DOK Co-Pro Market

DOK Co-Pro Market

The DOK Co-Pro Market is a co-financing and networking event, connecting producers with colleagues to finance new creative documentary projects and granting exclusive access to the multifaceted German and international non-fiction markets.

The DOK Co-Pro Market features 35 international documentary and animated documentary projects in development and matches project holders with new partners for co-production, financing and distribution. The DOK Co-Pro Market expands networks, creates fruitful opportunities for new creative documentaries to enable the subsequent stages of production through discovering possible partnerships.

Over two days, DOK Industry organizes 850+ curated one-on-one meetings and plenty of informal networking opportunities in a friendly and welcoming setting. 

Partner delegations are invited to participate in the Co-Pro Market Open Programme that takes place alongside the main market activities. The programme comprises informal networking events and discussions led by international experts who share their practical knowledge on the international market and co-production.

The Call for Projects is now open, the deadline for submissions is 29 June 2023. 

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Submit your projects now!

The 19th DOK Co-Pro Market is now open for submissions. 

We are looking for your creative, author-driven documentaries. Feature-length documentaries suitable for theatrical release, one-offs and series are all encouraged to submit.

  • We only accept projects that are in development or early stages of production. Projects in post-production are not eligible.
  • We are a market for projects that are interested in working with other producers early on to build co-productions. Please don’t apply if you are looking for finishing funds.
  • Projects from all over the world are welcome to apply.

The deadline for submissions is 29 June 2023.

Please find all relevant information on participating with a project and how to submit in the Co-Pro Market Submission Guidelines. For any further questions, please check our FAQ.

We are looking forward to seeing which projects you are bringing forth this year!

Start submitting here

Co-Pro Market 2023 at a glance

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The teams of 35 international documentary projects in development/ early production are joining to meet potential co-producers, financiers, commissioning editors, distributors, and sales agents. More than 175 professionals participate in the DOK Co-Pro Market, including 90+ international decision makers.

Producers without projects looking for new projects for their slates, stay tuned for a separate call for submission that’s coming soon!

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Over 850 curated one-on-one meetings bringing together project holders with potential co-producers, co-financiers, distributors and sales representatives.

The two-day event will be preceded by an online workshop for the selected project teams as a warm up and preparation of their participation and to share inquiries and expectations. 

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When and Where?

The 19th DOK Co-Pro Market takes place 9–10 October as part of the 66th DOK Leipzig film festival and is located in Leipzig’s picturesque city center with industry venues and cinemas in walking distance.

A preparatory online workshop will be held ahead of the Co-Pro Market, details will be shared later with selected participants.

DOK Co-Pro Market Coordinator

Guevara Namer

namer [at] dok-leipzig [dot] de
+49 (0)341 30864-1081


Awards presented at the past 2022 edition were: 

Saxon Award for the Best Documentary Project by a Female Director 

along with 5,000 €
donated by the Saxon State Ministry for Science, Culture and Tourism

“A Bit of a Stranger”
Svitlana Lishchynska

Current Time TV Award for a project from Central or Eastern Europe

along with 1,500 €
donated by Current Time TV

by Jasmila Žbanić
(Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany)

The EWA Diverse Voices Award

along with 1,000 € donated by the European Women’s Audiovisual Network
and a year-long mentorship by DOK Leipzig

“In the Light of Darkness”

Unifrance Doc Award

along with subtitling services sponsored by TitraFilm and a Unifrance membership for its French producer

“Under the Dance Floor” 
Sará Timár
(Hungary, France)


Alumni Projects

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Acclaim for Co-Pro Market Alumni

We are excited to follow the journey of the projects presented at our Co-Pro Market. You can also find out about recent releases and festival premieres projects here.

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Project Archive

Want to discover the documentary projects that have been part of the Co-Pro Market since 2020? Start browsing here.


DOK Industry is realised with the support of Creative Europe MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM) and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media upon a Decision of the German Bundestag.

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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