DOK Archive Market

DOK Archive Market

DOK Industry set a focus on archives and archive research presenting the inaugural edition of DOK Archive Market.
Two women are laughing and talking to each other. They are standing in the middle of a room in which meeting tables are set up at the right and left. People are sitting and standing at all the tables, talking to each other.
© Viktoria Conzelmann

On 20 October 2022, accredited festival visitors could meet with international archives at the market place, find out about their footage and stills collections and forge connections with the archive representatives.

The accompanying panel programme presented exciting case studies, discussions and a masterclass by Mila Turajlić offers insights into the nuts and bolts of archival work and explores the artistic process of archive driven documentaries.

In one-on-one speed consultations archive researchers and archive producers gave advice on researching and licensing footage for documentary projects.

The Archives

A bird’s eye view on a street where five cars stand in the middle of the street, all with doors open. The two cars in the centre have broken windows. Shards lie around.
Still “Gladbeck: The Hostage Crisis”, director: Volker Heise
Film Five GmbH

Film Screening – Gladbeck: The Hostage Crisis

Gladbeck, August 1988: Two gangsters rob a bank, take two hostages and embark on an odyssey across West Germany. They hijack a bus carrying thirty passengers. The police lose control of the situation while reporters get a whiff of a sensation and inject themselves into a crime that blossoms into a media event. For three days, an entire nation is glued to television, radio and newspapers – and before it’s all over, two innocent people are dead. 

“Gladbeck: The Hostage Crisis” tells an abysmal story exclusively using archive materials. The film is an unsparing look at the moment when news became merchandise and crime became spectacle – it was the beginning of an era that persists until today.

The screening is followed by a Q&A with director Volker Heise, editor Janine Dauterich, producer Yan Schoenefeld  and Director of Original Documentary Features at Netflix Mark Edwards.

German, English subtitles

Case Study – Gladbeck: The Hostage Crisis

Elizabeth Klinck, E Klinck Research

Mark Edwards, Director of Original Documentary Features, Netflix
Janne Gärtner, Archive Producer
Juan Galva, Post Supervisor
Monika Preischl, Archive Producer
Yan Schoenefeld, Producer, Film Five

Keynote – Bundesarchiv: Behind the Scenes

Dr. Adelheid Heftberger, Bundesarchiv


Case Study – Accessing Colonial History: Tropic Fever

A discussion on decolonizing archives introduces the perspectives of filmmakers from the global south on footage created by the colonial powers.

Elizabeth Klinck, E Klinck Research

Mahardika Yudha
Robin Hartanto Honggare
Perdana Roswaldy

Launch Grap e.V.

Launch event of the German association for archive producers and researchers.

Elizabeth Klinck, E Klinck Research
Members of Grap e.V. Board

Masterclass Mila Turajlić

Mila Turajlić’s films work on collective memory. Whether she makes archive mate- rial report on the emergence of communist Yugoslavia or analyses the breakup of this multi-ethnic state through her own family history, she always confronts the private with the political. What moves her as an artist and thinker also becomes evident in the carte blanche given to her by DOK Leipzig: Turajlić uses it to present the film of an eminent kindred spirit.

Rewatch the Masterclass

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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