DOK Archive Market

DOK Archive Market

DOK Industry continues to focus on archives and archive research presenting the second edition of DOK Archive Market at the 2023 festival.

On 12 October 2023, we invited accredited festival visitors to meet with international archives at the DOK Archive Market, find out about their footage and stills collections and forge connections with the archive representatives.

The accompanying panel programme presented exciting discussions offering insights into the nuts and bolts of archival research, production and rights clearances.

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

The Archives 2023

Logo AKG Images

akg-images is a leading picture library for art, culture and history worldwide. We license images for movies, documentaries, television and social media.

We look forward to meeting you at DOK Leipzig. Don't miss our website with it's wide range of thrilling and fresh images.

Logo Alma - own the blank page

Unearth profound history through Alamy Archives – a treasure trove of iconic imagery. Journey through time, exploring pivotal figures, events, and innovations that shaped our world. With content from specialist archives, relive the moments that changed history.

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AP Archive

Discover our collection of over 1.7 million global news and entertainment video stories dating back to 1895. Our archive features rare and previously unseen footage in high definition, including the entire collection from British Movietone.

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Axel Springer Syndication & ullstein bild

Relevant, structured, and organised media content – provided quickly and professionally. Axel Springer Syndication archives, researches, and utilises information and offers licenses for articles and photos:

  • Articles: 80 million press clippings
  • Images: 9 million images from all over the world
  • Facts: 140 years contemporary history
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BFI National Archive

License and access content from the illustrious BFI National Archive. Preserved and curated by a dedicated and skilled team, the BFI’s vast and varied collections span over 120 years of moving image, from the dawn of film in the 1890s to the present day.

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Bridgeman Images

Bridgeman Images is the world's leading source for licensing fine art, cultural and historical media for reproduction. We have over 50 years experience providing images and clips from the most prestigious museums, collections and artists.

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British Pathé

British Pathé is considered to be the finest newsreel archive in the world. Now also representing the Reuters Historical Collection, it has become a one-stop archive for the story of the 20th century. This treasure trove of 220,000 films, unrivalled in their historical and cultural significance, is used extensively by broadcasters, production companies, corporations and museums, among many others.

Logo Bundesarchiv Germany on white background

With more than 340.000 films on different carriers, such as analog prints and digital formats, the Bundesarchiv ensures current and future generations access to Germany’s moving image heritage – not only by providing films (for research, exhibitions, film productions, …) but also film-related materials such as film programs, photos, posters and scripts of which many are online accessible.

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dpa picture alliance

picture alliance is the marketplace for visual content of Germany’s leading news agency dpa. With more than 300 worldwide partner agencies – including exclusive suppliers such as AP Images and dpa – we offer an unrivalled selection of contemporary and historical content and are happy to support you.

Logo Filmkontor

Filmkontor is one of the largest archives of historical private films in Germany. These unique scenes were created between 1918 and 1995. A treasure trove of cinematic tradition that makes every documentary come alive. We focus on quick service and comprehensive advice.

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Footage Farm

The home of Public Domain footage since 2001

FOOTAGE FARM is an award-winning commercial library specialising in Public Domain (royalty-free) footage with over 20 years of experience supplying high quality archival footage for film and TV productions around the world.

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IMAGO is a global visual content provider with 300M+ images and videos covering all topics. Partnering globally, we add 200K+ new pieces of content daily, ensuring current event coverage from across the world. In addition, an extensive selection of stock and archive material is available at IMAGO.

Logo INA

INA is one of the largest footage sources in the world. For our professional clients, the INA MEDIAPRO website provides a free access to over 2.5 million hours of digitised video and audio “treasures”. With this unique tool, all your needs can be fulfilled online: search, make your selection online, download low res footage with time-codes... See you soon on INA MEDIAPRO.

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Imperial War Museums

IWM’s film collection is a unique resource for film-makers, covering the First World War to contemporary conflicts and recording both military and civilian experiences. Our small team of experienced film curators can offer advice and assistance with research for your productions. Please get in touch.

Logo Kinolibrary

Kinolibrary is an independent East London-based agency representing remarkable and rare archive footage from around the world. We bring your stories to life through unique and vibrant archival footage and our fast, flexible and friendly service.

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Landesfilmsammlung Baden-Württemberg

The Landesfilmsammlung Baden-Württemberg is located in the House of Documentary Film (Haus des Dokumentarfilms) in Stuttgart. It was founded as a central archive for the federal state’s film heritage. Currently the collection includes over 12,000 image films, city portraits and, in particular, amateur films.

Logo Mira - Cinematheque regionale numerique

MIRA, a regional digital film library based in Strasbourg (Alsace, France), offers a service dedicated to professionals by making available to them more than 5,000 amateur films shot since the 1920s and digitised in 2K: specific features of the region, major events of the 20th century, daily life, social movements, developments and changes in society in Alsace, France and abroad; original images, shot mainly by amateur filmmakers in 9.5 mm, 16 mm, 8 mm and Super 8 mm formats. 

Logo Progress

PROGRESS, founded 1950 in East Berlin, boasts an extensive, int'l. archive collection, incl. footage from DEFA (GDR) and more rare archives e.g. the Vietnam Film Institute. PROGRESS preserves, digitizes and indexes historical, audiovisual memory of the 20th C. and makes it available to the public.

Rai Com
Rai Com

Teche Rai is an historical archive that provides images of all kinds of works. Gathered together in our multimedia catalogue, also accessible online, this vast legacy enables to look back at events, personalities and moments from 1954 to the present day.

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Shutterstock is the leading global platform for high-quality content, fueled by millions of creators around the world. As one of the largest content marketplaces for stock photography, editorial, archival, 3D models, videos, music, vectors and illustrations, Shutterstock empowers the world to create with confidence.

Logo Sonuma - les archive audiovisuelles

Sonuma is the worldwide distributor of the audiovisual archives for the RTBF, the Belgian television network and of several private archival fonds. We offer a large catalogue of footage from 1956 until the present day, including 16mm archives available in 2K quality: TV shows, music, history, cinema & arts interviews.

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Spiegel TV

Dating from its first broadcast in 1988, SPIEGEL TV collects not only thousands of hours of broadcast materials, but also the corresponding raw material carefully evaluated and stored. The unique collection covers a wide range of genres. SPIEGEL TV’s excellent journalists captured some of history’s most unforgettable moments including the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Logo SVT Archives

SVT Archives is the largest source of footage in Scandinavia and we offer national and international footage from a wide range of topics dating back to 1896.

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archiv – agentur – medienarchäologie

Since 2019, the company has been involved in archiving, finding aids and making accessible the audiovisual heritage from amateur and semi-professional production. The focus is on several thousand home movies of all formats, produced from the late 1920s to the early 1990s.

Archive Producers: International Collaborations and Networking

Archive Producers from the UK, France and Germany discuss the status quo of archival research in their respective countries detailing how the different financing- and production systems impact archive research. The panellists will compare notes on the challenges they are currently facing, especially in the aftermath of the Corona pandemic, and delineate the significance of national and international networks and connections for their work.

Find out what types of professional networks already exist in their countries, how networking processes are organised, what role events like the DOK Archive Market play as meeting places for the industry and how other actors in the industry benefit from the networking of Archive Producers.


Christin Köppen
Archive Producer GRAP, Germany



Morgane Barrier, Archive Producer, France
Steve Bergson, Archive Producer, UK
Monika Preischl, Archive Producer, Germany

Reimagining Archives

Archival Practices in the Context of Cultural Institutions and Heritage

Representatives of the Landesfilmsammlung, the central archive for the Baden-Württemberg’s film heritage, and the film archive of the Bundesarchiv, the German Federal Archives, discuss the role of their institutions in regards to new strategies of opening their collections and delineate measures to facilitate easier and wider access to their enourmous film libraries. Be part of the discussion and exchange of expertise featuring specialists’ knowledge in the areas of preservation, digitization and copyright questions. 



Monika Preischl
Archive Producer GRAP, Germany


Dr. Adelheid Heftberger, Bundesarchiv
Anna Leippe, Landesfilmsammlung Baden-Württemberg
Daniel Schindler, Landesfilmsammlung Baden-Württemberg

Meet the Experts: Meetings

DOK Industry participants are invited to consult with archive researchers and archive producers on researching and licensing footage for documentary projects. On-site registration at the information counter during the event. First come, first served.

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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