Meet the Experts

Meet the Experts

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It is important for our industry to create ample networking opportunities for mutual exchange and to catch up with colleagues and friends. We’ve grown the slate of programming to connect you with your peers onsite and online.

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Meet the Experts: Talks

Attend “Meet the Experts: Talks” onsite to learn more about certain professions and work practices and also to expand your network and meet exciting DOK Industry guests. 

Sales Agents

What can a sales agent do for your film? How to select a sales agent?

Sales agents shared their professional experience, revealed what they are looking for when selecting documentaries for their slates and how they go about marketing them.

Moderator

Katharina Bergfeld, Flare Film, Germany

Panelists

Anna Berthollet, Lightdox, Switzerland
Kate Chapman, Journeyman Pictures, UK
Wouter Jansen, Square Eyes / Some Shorts, Austria

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What is Impact Producing?

Asking three different people you’ll probably hear three different answers to that question. In this panel, impact producers explained their strategies to take a film’s potential for prompting viewers to take action for a desired result and shine a light on nuances of impact producing.

Moderator

Mirjam Wiekenkamp, NOISE Film PR, Germany

Panelists

Khadidja Benouataf, Impact Social Club, France
Elisa May, Kern des Ganzen, Germany
Vivian Schröder. Good Pitch, Germany

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Alternative Distribution Models

Representatives of different organisations and companies presented various – alternative – models to distributing and market documentaries – online and off.

Moderator

Zeynep Guzel, Filmmaker and Consultant, Germany

Panelists

Caroline Châtelet, Tënk, France
Abhishek Nilamber, Savvy Contemporary, Germany
Lysann Windisch MUBI GO, Germany

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Festivals & Markets

We invited our colleagues and friends representing festivals and markets in Leipzig to share the stage. The goal of the session was twofold: firstly, so you could meet and network with each other, and secondly to give filmmakers, producers and rights holders the chance to get to know what kinds of films and projects you’re looking for.

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British Pathé presents: Spotlight on Archive 

Needing help with your archival docs? Monika Preischl, Stephen Maier, and Elizabeth Klinck were revealing a look behind the scenes.

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Meet the Experts: Meetings

Expand your network, promote your upcoming projects and films, and get connected for future projects and collaborations! This format gives our accredited guests plenty of chances for individual meetings with esteemed members of the documentary community.

In 2021, 50 experts from training initiatives, sales and distribution companies, festivals and markets as well as archive representatives and archive researchers, animation professionals, commissioners and experienced producers met with the participants in 340 pre-scheduled meetings.

Questions?

Please contact: Roland Löbner 

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

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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.
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