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DocSalon at European Film Market 2018

February 15-23, 2018. Martin-Gropius-Bau, 2nd Floor, Berlin, Germany.

For the tenth time, EFM and EDN are organising the annual documentary industry platform DocSalon during the Berlinale at the European Film Market (EFM). DocSalon, formerly 'Meet the Docs', is a meeting point and networking platform dedicated to everyone with an interest in the documentary genre. All services as well as the SalonTalks series are open to Market Badge holders (priority) as well as accredited Festival visitors. For the programme formats “Meet the Festivals” as well as “High Tea with Experts” you need to be pre-registered.


DocSalon is the central meeting point as well as a platform for networking and exchange for documentary professionals or professionals wanting to work with documentary. The DocSalon is based in the Martin-Gropius-Bau, and facilitates documentary sellers, buyers, programmers, producers and directors with meeting facilities, match making, networking as well as market information.

In 2018, EDN will continue to organise sessions at the stand such as Meet the Festivals, the new round-table format High Tea with Experts and SalonTalks, daily Friday, February 16 to Tuesday, February 20. Please note that there is no separate registration procedure for the overall DocSalon initiative as this is an integrated service of the EFM, and all services offered by DocSalon are free of charge for EFM badge holders. For the programme formats “Meet the Festivals” as well as “High Tea with Experts” you need to pre-register to take part.

The DocSalon services include:

• Networking and meeting place: A dedicated networking and meeting area for documentary professionals
• Individual consultations: EDN experts provide individual consultation on your documentary project
• Booklet including a list of all documentaries in the festival programme as well as the DocSalon programme
• Daily meeting sessions: 'Meet the Festivals' and 'High Tea with Experts' Feb 16-20
• Daily SalonTalks: Experts discuss key issues Feb 16-20
• Networking Drinks at the DocSalon

DOCSALON PROGRAMME


Meet the Festivals

Meet the Festivals gives you direct access to top doc festival programmers and market representatives with the opportunity to book short one-on-one meetings and discuss your projects. The below list will be updated on a regular basis prior to the launch of DocSalon.

 

16 February, 11:00 - 12:00
• Florina Vilgertshofer, DOK.fest München, Germany
• Johannes Klein, In-Edit, Spain
• Kirill Sorokin, Beat Film Festival, Russia
• Marie-Thérèse Antony / Kim Busch, DOK Leipzig, Germany
• Sylvia Bednarz, Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK
• Karin Rywkind Segal, Docaviv, Israel
• Irem Couchouron, Silbersalz Festival, Germany
• Mimi Brody, AFI Docs, USA
• Hussain Currimbhoy, Sundance Film Festival, USA
• Janis Plotkin, Mill Valley Film Festival, USA

17 February, 11:00 - 12:00
• Dorota Lech, Hot Docs, Canada
• Sina Weber, DOK.fest München, Germany
• Johannes Klein, In-Edit, Spain
• Fabienne Moris, Fidmarseille, France
• Mladen Vusurovic, BelDocs IDFF, Serbia
• Alyona Bocharova, Beat Film Festival, Russia
• Joost Daamen, IDFA, The Netherlands
• Marie-Thérèse Antony, DOK Leipzig, Germany
• Madeline Robert, Visions du Réel, Switzerland
• Sylvia Bednarz / Melanie Iredale, Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK
• Marek Hovorka, Jihlava IDFF, Czech Republic
• Hussain Currimbhoy, Sundance Film Festival, USA
• Mark Adams, Edinburgh IFF, UK

18 February, 11:00 - 12:00
• Dorota Lech, Hot Docs, Canada
• Adele Kohout, DOK.fest München, Germany
• Fabienne Moris, Fidmarseille, France
• Mladen Vusurovic, BelDocs IDFF, Serbia
• Katrine Kiilgaard, CPH:DOX, Denmark
• Adriek van Nieuwenhuijzen, IDFA, The Netherlands
• Kim Busch, DOK Leipzig, Germany
• Madeline Robert, Visions du Réel, Switzerland
• Melanie Iredale, Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK
• Marek Hovorka, Jihlava IDFF, Czech Republic
• Hussain Currimbhoy, Sundance Film Festival, USA
• Yianna Sarri, Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, Greece
• Sandra Binazzi / Claudia Maci, Festival dei Popoli, Italy

19 February, 11:00 - 12:00
• Dorota Lech, Hot Docs, Canada
• Krzysztof Gierat, Krakow FF, Poland
• Michael Howell / Lia Rinaldo, Devour! The Food Film Fest, Canada
• Fabienne Moris, Fidmarseille, France
• Joan Gonzàlez, DocsBarcelona, Spain
• Katrine Kiilgaard, CPH:DOX, Denmark
• Martijn te Pas, IDFA, The Netherlands
• Marie-Thérèse Antony, DOK Leipzig, Germany
• Madeline Robert, Visions du Réel, Switzerland
• Melanie Iredale, Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK
• Marek Hovorka, Jihlava IDFF, Czech Republic
• Nita Deda, Dokufest, Kosovo
• David Rane, Guth Gafa Int. Documentary Festival, Ireland

20 February, 11:00 - 12:00
• Dorota Lech, Hot Docs, Canada
• Krzysztof Gierat, Krakow FF, Poland
• Michael Howell / Lia Rinaldo, Devour! The Food Film Fest, Canada
• Joan Gonzàlez, DocsBarcelona, Spain
• Katrine Kiilgaard, CPH:DOX, Denmark
• Laurien ten Houten, IDFA, The Netherlands
• Kim Busch, DOK Leipzig, Germany
• Madeline Robert, Visions du Réel, Switzerland
• Melanie Iredale, Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK
• Karin Rywkind Segal, Docaviv, Israel
• Irem Couchouron, Silbersalz Festival, Germany
• Mimi Brody, AFI Docs, USA
• Neasa Ní Chianáin, Guth Gafa Int. Documentary Festival, Ireland
• Jay Rosenblatt, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, USA


High Tea with Experts

In order to facilitate networking and to gain in-depth knowledge from leading experts of the documentary industry, DocSalon will offer 5 round-table sessions dedicated to the distribution, production and financing of documentaries. Each round-table session will provide 5 tables hosted by key industry players. Each participant will have the chance to join two tables per session (30min each). The below list will be updated on a regular basis prior to the launch of DocSalon.

 

HIGH TEA WITH EXPERTS | 14:00 – 15:00

Producers - 16 February
• Antje Boehmert, DOCDAYS, Germany
• Paula Vaccaro, Pinball London, UK   
• David Herdies, Momento Film, Sweden
• Sonia Otto, IndiFilm, Germany

Distributors - 17 February
• Pauline Mazenod, Windrose, France/Germany
• Stefan Kloos, Rise & Shine World Sales, Germany
• Jan Rofekamp, Films Transit, Canada
• Nevena Milašinović, Taskovski Films, UK
• Cecilie Bolvinkel, Moving Docs, Germany

Distributors - 18 February
• Ania Trzebiatowska, Autlook Filmsales, Austria
• Philippa Kowarsky, Cinephil, Israel
• Elina Kewitz, NEW DOCS, Germany
• Manuela Buono, Slingshot Films, Italy

Distributors - 19 February
• Maëlle Guenegues, CatnDocs, France
• Anais Clanet, Widehouse, France
• Esther van Messel, First Hand Films, Switzerland
• David Cornwall, Scorpion TV, UK
• Maja Lindquist, DocLounge, Sweden

Funds - 20 February
• Dorota Lech, Hot Docs, Canada
• Per Eirik Gilsvik, Sørfond, Norway
• Vincenzo Bugno, World Cinema Fund, Germany
• Ene Katrine Rasmussen & Katrine Danielle Bjaarnø, Creative Europe Media Desk Denmark


SalonTalks

The DocSalon will focus on current developments and future challenges of the documentary industry in 5 different talks. The format will vary from short presentations, moderated discussions with experts to one-on-one interviews with key players from the documentary. The names of speakers will be added here in the coming days.

 

SALON TALKS | 17:00 – 18:00

FRIDAY | February 16
DOCS AND VR - AN INTERACTIVE CASE STUDY
In collaboration with Sheffield/ DocFest
Speakers: Liz Rosenthal, Charlotte Mikkelborg, Frederic Dubois
Moderator: Dan Tucker (Sheffield Doc/Fest)

SATURDAY | February 17
PAN-EUROPEAN FUNDING SCHEMES - CREATIVE EUROPE AND EURIMAGES
Speakers: Matteo Solaro, Jolien Willemsens, Gabriele Bertolli (Creative Europe MEDIA), Anton Calleja (Eurimages)
Moderator: Paul Pauwels (EDN)

SUNDAY | February 18
REACHING THE AUDIENCE - WHEN, WHERE AND HOW
In collaboration with DOK Leipzig, dok.incubator and IFP
Speakers: Margarete Jangård, RJ Millard, Freddy Neumann
Moderators: Brigid O'Shea (DOK Leipzig), Amy Dotson (IFP), Andrea Prenghyová (dok.incubator)

MONDAY | February 19
FROM IDEA TO PREMIER - A CASE STUDY ON DOCUMENTARY FINANCING
In collaboration with Hot Docs
Speakers: Joslyn Barnes, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Tobias Jansson
Moderator: Dorota Lech (Hot Docs, TIFF)

TUESDAY | February 20
SCHOOL LIFE - HOW TO MAKE LOCAL GLOBAL AND HOW TO GET IT FINANCED
Speakers: David Rane, Neasa Ní Chianáin
Moderator: Paul Pauwels (EDN)


'Media and Society' Events at DocSalon

As part of the EDN initiative 'Media and Society - Documentary in a Changing Media Landscape', DocSalon will offer three separate sessions focusing on how to create a more sustainable future for the documentary sector

 

MEDIA AND SOCIETY SESSIONS | 09:00 - 10:30

 

FRIDAY | February 16
ON THE WAY TO A BRAVE NEW DOCUMENTARY WORLD
Introduction to the Media & Society initiative (more info)

SATURDAY | February 17
REALITY CHECK ON THE CURRENT DOC LANDSCAPE
Discussion and debate of the Media and Society survey outcomes (more info)

SUNDAY | February 18
FOCUS GROUP MEETING
Closed session, preparation of survey results (more info)


LOCATION & FURTHER INFORMATION

The DocSalon will be located at Martin-Gropius-Bau, the main building of the EFM at stand number 201 (2nd floor).

For more information, please also visit the DocSalon page at EFM:
https://www.efm-berlinale.de/en/docsalon/home/docsalon.html

Here you will also find information on how to register for Meet the Festivals and High Tea with Experts

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