DOK Co-Pro Market

DOK Co-Pro Market

The DOK Co-Pro Market is a co-financing and networking event that connects producers with industry colleagues. The two-day gathering facilitates the financing of new creative documentary projects and offers 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 Co-Pro Market expands networks and creates fruitful opportunities for new creative documentaries by exploring potential 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.  

In addition, partner delegations are invited to the Co-Pro Market Open Programme which takes place alongside the main market activities. The programme comprises informal networking events and discussions led by international experts who share practical knowledge on the international market and co-production.

The Call for Applications for the Co-Pro Market 2024 is open from 15 May to 15 July.


The call for applications to DOK Co-Pro Market 2024 is closed. Thanks to all submitters who applied with their projects. We will view all applications and get back to you as soon as possible.

Co-Pro Market 2024 at a glance

In a large meeting room: A woman and a man are holding hands, beaming with joy. Around them is a group of many people applauding.

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 entry form 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 preceded by an online workshop for the selected project teams as a warm up and preparation of their participation and to share inquiries & expectations. 

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When and Where?

The 20th DOK Co-Pro Market takes place 28–29 October as part of the 67th DOK Leipzig Film Festival and is located in Leipzig’s picturesque city center with industry venues and cinemas in walking distance.

The online workshop will be held via zoom early September 2024.  

DOK Co-Pro Market Coordinator

Guevara Namer

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


Awards presented at the most recent 2023 edition were:

The Saxon Award for the Best Documentary Project by a Female Director

came with a 5,000 € prize and was sponsored by the Saxon State Ministry for Science, Culture and Tourism (SMWK).

The Current Time TV Award

along with 2,000 €, went to a project from Central or Eastern Europe. 

Unifrance Doc Award

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

Alumni Projects

that have recently celebrated their world premieres
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Valentina and the MUOSters

Co-Pro Market 2022

Produced by: Chiara Galloni and Mark Olexa for DOK MOBILE, Ivan Olgiati for Articolture 

Premiere at Visions du Réel 2024 – winner of the Special Jury Award (National Competition)

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A Bit of a Stranger
Co-Pro Market 2022

Produced by: Anna Kapustina for Svitlana Lishchynska

World Premiere at Berlinale Panorama 2024

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Blueberry Dreams
Co-Pro Market 2021

Produced by: Elene Margvelashvili for Parachute Films, Isabelle Truc for Iota Productions and Baptiste Brunner for Wide Productions

World Premiere at CPH:DOX 2024 (Next:Wave Award Competition)


More Projects to Discover

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Acclaim for Co-Pro Market Alumni

Follow the journey of the projects presented at our Co-Pro Market. You can find out about recent releases and festival premieres 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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