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Meet the Docs at European Film Market 2017

February 9-17, 2017. Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany.

For the ninth time EFM and EDN are organising Meet the Docs at the European Film Market. It is a market service targeting everyone with an interest in the documentary genre. The online registration deadline for EFM is January 6th, 2017.

Meet the Docs is an EFM market service for documentary professionals or professionals wanting to work with documentary. The umbrella stand will facilitate documentary sellers, buyers, programmers, producers and directors with meeting facilities, match making, networking and market information and serve as a network space and meeting point dedicated to documentary. In 2017, EDN will continue to have daily strands at the sessions Meet the Distributors, Meet the Festivals and Meet the Docs.

Please note that there is no separate registration procedure for the Meet the Docs initiative as this is an integrated service of the EFM. Here you can read about the registration for EFM.

All services offered by Meet the Docs are free of charges for EFM badge holders.

The Meet the Docs services include:

  • -  Individual consultations: EDN experts provide individual consultation on your documentary project
  • -  Networking and meeting place: A dedicated networking and meeting area for documentary professionals
  • -  Information tools: with lists of documentaries at the Berlinale and EFM, Buyers list, etc
  • -  Daily information sessions: Meet the Distributors & Meet the Festivals on the central market days
  • -  Daily Meet the Docs Talks: Special guests discuss key issues. Presented by IFP, Sundance and EDN on the central market days
  • -  Daily Networking Drinks: American Independents and Meet the Docs offer networking drinks on the central days of the market
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Meet the Docs locations at the EFM

The Meet the Docs umbrella stand will be located at Martin-Gropius-Bau, the main building of the EFM at stand number: 201 (2nd floor). If you need to call the Meet the Docs stand, the direct phone number is: +49 30 206033 – 446

Some of the networking sessions will take place at The EFM White Room located at the top floor of the Martin-Gropius-Bau building.

Here you can find further information about getting to and getting around EFM.


Meet the Festivals:

Meet the Festivals gives you direct access to top doc festival programmers and market representatives with the opportunity to book short meetings to discuss your project one-on-one. The sessions take place at the Meet the Docs stand. Each market participant can book up to 3 meetings in advance at meetthedocs-efm_@If you can read this, please upgrade to a modern browser.berlinale.de. Additional meetings on-site are based on availability and can be booked at the Meet the Docs stand.

We are adding confirmed participants for the sessions on an ongoing basis. So far the follow festival representatives have confirmed their participation:

 

Friday, 10 February, 11.00 - 12.00 at the Meet the Docs Stand

Lina Dinkla, DOK Leipzig, Germany
Adele Kohout, Dok Fest Munich, Germany
Fabienne Moris / Rebecca de Pas, FIDMarseille, France
Laia Aubia, DocsBarcelona, Spain
Georgy Molodtsov, Moscow IFF, Russia
Johannes Klein, In-Edit, Spain
Agnieszka Oryl, Warsaw Film Festival, Poland
Dorota Lech, HotDocs, Canada
Lia Rinaldo & Michael Howell, Devour! The Food Film Fest, Canada
Irina Belikh, Russian Contemporary Science Film Festival, Russia
Wolfgang Haberl, European Science Film Festival sf2, Austria
Francesco Giai Via, CinemAmbiente, Italy
 

Saturday, 11 February, 11.00 - 12.00 at the Meet the Docs Stand

Martijn te Pas, IDFA, The Netherlands
Laurien ten Houten, IDFA Industry, The Netherlands
Luciano Barisone, Visions du Réel, Switzerland
Kim Busch, DOK Leipzig, Germany
Adele Kohout, Dok Fest Munich, Germany
Marek Hovorka, Jihlava Int. Doc Festival, Czech Republic
Fabienne Moris / Rebecca de Pas, FIDMarseille, France
Alyona Bocharova, Beat Film Festival / 360° Science & Technology Film Festival, Russia
Dorota Lech, HotDocs, Canada
Irina Belikh, Russian Contemporary Science Film Festival, Russia
Wolfgang Haberl, European Science Film Festival sf2, Austria
Georgy Molodtsov, Moscow IFF, Russia
Laia Aubia, DocsBarcelona, Spain
Francesco Giai Via, Venice Film Festival / Venice Production Bridge, Italy



Sunday, 12 February, 11.00 - 12.00 at the Meet the Docs Stand

Adriek van Nieuwenhuijzen, IDFA Industry, The Netherlands
Joost Daamen, IDFA, The Netherlands
Luciano Barisone, Visions du Réel, Switzerland
Lina Dinkla, DOK Leipzig, Germany
Marek Hovorka, Jihlava Int. Doc Festival, Czech Republic
Fabienne Moris / Rebecca de Pas, FIDMarseille, France
Melanie Iredale & Patrick Hurley, Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK
Dorota Lech, HotDocs, Canada
Irina Belikh, Moscow IFF, Russia
Amir Labaki, It's All True, Brazil
Krzysztof Gierat, Krakow Film Festival, Poland
Alyona Bocharova, Beat Film Festival / 360° Science & Technology Film Festival, Russia


Monday, 13 February, 11.00 - 12.00 at the Meet the Docs Stand

Martijn te Pas, IDFA, The Netherlands
Luciano Barisone, Visions du Réel, Switzerland
Kim Busch, DOK Leipzig, Germany
Karin Rywind Segal, Doc Aviv, Israel
Yianna Sarri, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece
Melanie Iredale & Luke Moody, Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK
Dorota Lech, HotDocs, Canada
Maria Bonsanti, Cinéma du Réel. France
Marek Hovorka, Jihlava Int. Doc Festival, Czech Republic
Amir Labaki, It's All True, Brazil
Krzysztof Gierat, Krakow Film Festival, Poland
Petra Seliškar, Makedox, Macedonia
Rada Sesic, Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia
Mladen Vusurovic, Beldocs, Serbia


Tuesday, 14 February, 11.00 - 12.00 at the Meet the Docs Stand

Joost Daamen, IDFA, The Netherlands
Luciano Barisone, Visions du Réel, Switzerland
Lina Dinkla, DOK Leipzig, Germany
Luke Moody & Patrick Hurley, Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK
Dorota Lech, HotDocs, Canada
Fabrizio Grosoli and Georgia Grey, Biografilm Festival, Italy
Petra Seliškar, Makedox, Macedonia
Eroll Bilibani, DokuFest Int'l Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kosovo
Rich Welch, Antenna Documentary Film Festival, Australia
Rada Sesic, Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia
Tine Fischer, CPH:DOX, Denmark
Mladen Vusurovic, Beldocs, Serbia


Meet the Distributors

11 - 14 February 2016, 14:00 - 15:00 at the EFM White Room

In the daily session Meet the Distributors, we invite leading documentary distributors and sales agents to introduce themselves, present their company profiles and most importantly, talk about the kind of documentaries they are looking for. The daily sessions take place from Saturday, February 11 until Tuesday, February 14, 14:00 - 15:00 at the EFM White Room (Martin-Gropius-Bau, 2nd floor).

We are adding confirmed participants for the sessions on an ongoing basis. So far the follow distributors and sales agents have confirmed their participation:

 

Saturday, February 11, 14:00 - 15:00

Vesna Cudic, Dog Woof, UK
Heino Deckert, Deckert Distribution, Germany
Diana Tabakov, Doc Alliance, Czech Republic
Cecilie Bolvinkel, Moving Docs, Denmark
Calum Gray, Celsius Entertainment, UK    


Sunday, February 12, 14:00 - 15:00

Catherine Le Clef, Cat&Docs, France
Esther van Messel, First Hand Films, Switzerland
Pauline Mazenod, Windrose, France
Cristine Platt Dewey, ro*co films international, USA
Laia Aubia, Documentary of the Month, Spain


Monday, February 13, 14:00 - 15:00

Stephanie Fuchs, Autlook Sales, Austria
Anna Berthollet, Taskovski Films, UK
Kim Christiansen, DR Sales, Denmark
Maja Lindquist, Doc Lounge, Sweden
Philippa Kowarsky, Cinephil, Israel


Tuesday, February 14, 14:00 - 15:00


Stefan Kloos, Rise and Shine, Germany
Francesca Breccia, Coccinelle Film Placement, Italy
David Hooper, Espresso Media, UK
Andrea Romeo, I Wonder Pictures, Italy


Meet the Docs Conversations:

Meet the Docs: Conversations is focusing on current doc industry topics, co-hosted by the EFM doc festival partners: CPH:DOX, DOK Leipzig, IDFA, Visions du Réel and Hot Docs. The panels take place at the White Room, MGB 2nd floor.


Meet the Docs Talks:

11-14 February, 17:30 - 18:00 at the Meet the Docs stand (afterwards: networking drinks)

Meet the Docs Talks is presented by IFP, Sundance and EDN on the central market days and features a joint panel series organized in collaboration between the EFM initiatives Meet the Docs and American Independents in Berlin. Join documentary professionals from both sides of the pond to discuss the differences between the US and the European documentary markets.

 

Saturday, 11 February, Documentary Training & Markets

Paul Pauwels, EDN
Amy Dotson, IFP

Quick presentations:
Jarmila Outratová, Jihlava IDFF / Emerging Producers
Andrea Prenghyová, DOK.Incubator
Miriam Ryndová, KineDok / East Doc Platform
Kristýna Balaban, Ex Oriente Film
Adam Papliński, Pitch the Doc
 

Sunday, 12 February, Interactive and VR Documentary


Ingrid Kopp, Tribeca Film Institute/ Electric South
Michel Reilhac, Submarine
Georgy Molodtsov, VRability

 
Monday, 13 February, Documentary Series

Julie Goldman, Motto Pictures
Christopher LaMarca
Peter Jäger, Jaeger Creative


Tuesday, 14 February, Documentary Funds

Dorota Lech, Hot Docs
Per Eirik Gilsvik, Sørfond
Paola Mottura, IFP
Alex Shiriaieff, B2BDoc

About EFM

The European Film Market (EFM), the film trade fair integrated into the Berlinale Film Festival, has developed into one of the most important events for the international film business. The Berlinale and EFM, the festival and the market, together form a network of formal and informal connections.

EDN Contact:

Ove Rishøj Jensen

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