A room full of people sitting in groups at tables. In the middle on big projection is written: 34 projects from 39 countries

Selection process begins for the DOK Co-Pro Market 2020

Over 300 projects were submitted to participate in the online DOK Co-Pro Market. Interestingly it is a similar amount of project submissions as in past years, before the COVID-19 crisis affected the film industry heavily in regards to production opportunities and distribution options.

“We want to thank all submitters who again trusted us with their creative documentary projects in a year, where nothing is normal but we all find ourselves in a disrupted and changing world. Together with the Co-Pro selection committee we are taking the next weeks to have a concentrated look at all proposals and decide, for which projects we can be the best support with our platform and network, to help them move forward despite a wide-ranging production halt and particular challenges. As much as we miss having the project teams and our guests in Leipzig in October, we are excited about connecting with them online in a reimagined DOK Co-Pro Market programme!” says the DOK Co-Pro Market Coordinator Ulrike Schmidt.

Meet our DOK Co-Pro selection committee

For the selection of the final 35 projects participating in the DOK Co-Pro Market in October, the DOK Industry team receives support from two experienced documentary professionals - the producer and industry programmer Selin Murat (Parabola Films & RIDM, Canada) and producer Alex Tondowski (Tondowski Films, Germany). Read more about our DOK Co-Pro selection committee

August is the month of intensive project evaluation for the selection committee, before they make the final decisions in early September. We will announce the 2020 project selection in mid-September here on our website.