DOK Film Market

DOK Film Market

In einem Raum voller Poster sitzen Mensche an Computern, eine Frau guckt sehr konzentriert
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The festival’s video library provides filmmakers and rights holders the opportunity to promote and sell their film(s), as well as grab the attention of distribution partners and decision makers looking for the best new films for their TV slots, festival programme or slate.

More than 200 new documentary films are available to view in our DOK Film Market Online. All documentary and animated films in the festival’s competitions are included.

Additionally, we showcase handpicked new and outstanding documentaries with international appeal exclusively available in the DOK Film Market. These come recommended by the DOK Leipzig Selection Team or are curated by our partner organisations including ADAMI Media Prize, Chiledoc, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, East Silver & Institute of Documentary Film, Krakow Film Foundation & Polish Docs, Lithuanian Film Centre, Taiwan Docs, Visions du Réel & Swiss Films as well as submitted by renowned world sales companies, such as 3boxmedia, Antidote Sales, Deckert Distribution, Feelsales, Filmdelights, Filmotor, Go2Films, Illumina Films, Magnetfilm, and Rise and Shine World Sales.

All presented films have been produced in the course of the past year.

Our video library is available from the first day of DOK Leipzig and for six months after the conclusion of the festival. Around 300 buyers, sales agents, festival programmers, commissioning editors, and VOD platforms have access to the DOK Film Market, to help rights holders spread their creative documentaries all over the globe.

DOK Film Market Coordinator

Roland Löbner
film-market [at] dok-leipzig [dot] de
+49 (0)341 30864-1091

Discover which films were part of the 2020 selection here:

Can I view films in the video library?

Access to the DOK Film Market video library is available for professionals from the following fields: TV/VOD buyers and commissioning editors, festival programmers, curators, cultural institutes, funding institutions, distributors and sales agents.

As a DOK Film Market pass holder, you are welcome to screen films online on our video library platform starting on the first day of the festival and for an additional six months after the conclusion of the festival.

How can I best promote my film and access decision makers attending the festival?

We recommend to get a festival accreditation and prepare your attendance in advance. Find out more about the DOK Industry events and services on our website. There are many networking opportunities, panels and Meet the Experts talks and meetings where experts and industry members are present in the online DOK Industry Platform this year.

It is also a good idea to schedule meetings in advance with the professionals you wish to meet online during the festival. You can check the Industry Guide to research on attending professionals. And if in doubt, book a slot at DOK Industry Helpdesk for more information and advice.

Why is marketing important for my film and what can I do?

Our aim at DOK Industry is to connect you to other industry professionals, encourage knowledge and experience exchange, learn from each other and to create space for inventive distribution and marketing strategies.

We highly recommend to attend and take maximum advantage of the DOK Industry offerings. We hope your presence at the DOK Industry online programme will  capitalize the marketing and promotion and thus distribution possibilities for your film and provide an enjoyable experience for you. Every film needs its own marketing and distribution strategy and in this moment of disruption and crisis, experimentation and leaving the beaten path is the only way forward.

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