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DocSalon at European Film Market 2019

For the eleventh time, EFM and EDN are organising the annual documentary industry platform DocSalon during the Berlinale at the European Film Market (EFM). DocSalon 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 from February 8-13 whereas all DocSalon events taking place from February 12-13 are also open to accredited Festival visitors. For the programme formats “Meet the Festivals” as well as “High Tea with Experts” it is required to pre-register.

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

In 2019, EDN will continue its collaboration with EFM in order to organize events such as Meet the Festivals, the round-table format High Tea with Experts and SalonTalks, taking place daily from February 8 - 12. 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” it is required to pre-register. For more information on how to participate, please visit this link.


The DocSalon services include:

• Networking & meeting place: A dedicated networking and meeting area for documentary professionals
• Individual consultations: EDN experts provide individual consultation on your documentary project
• Booklet incl. 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', February 8-12
• Daily SalonTalks: Experts discuss key issues February 8-12
• Networking Drinks at the DocSalon

 

EDN Consultations

To schedule individual consultations with EDN staff during DocSalon, please contact Jörg Winkelmann via jorg_@If you can read this, please upgrade to a modern browser.edn.network in the period from 8-12 February. Requests prior to these dates cannot be taken into account. The meetings are handled on a first come, first serve basis. Please be as precise as possible with regard to the topics you would like to discuss (eg. consultations on your documentary project) and please make sure to provide sufficient information —eg. links to visual material/trailer, synopsis, budgetary info etc.— in case the consultation is aimed at discussing a documentary in development.

 

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.

 

Friday, 8 February (11 am - 12 noon)
• Michael Howell / Lia Rinaldo, Devour! The Food Film Fest, US
• Adele Kohout, DOK.fest München, DE
• Marie-Therese Antony, DOK Leipzig, DE
• Dorota Lech, Hot Docs, CA (fully booked)
• Leah Sapin, Human Rights Watch Film Festival NY, US (fully booked)
• tba, RIDM, CA
• Patrick Hurley, Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK (fully booked)
• Irem Couchouron, Silbersalz Festival, DE
• Francesco Giai Via, Venice Production Bridge - Gap Financing Market, IT (fully booked)


Saturday, 9 February (11 am - 1 pm)
• tba, CPH:DOX*, DK (fully booked)
• Adele Kohout, DOK.fest München, DE
• Marie-Therese Antony / Brigid O'Shea, DOK Leipzig, DE
• tba, FIDBA, AR
• Fabienne Moris, FIDMarseille, FR (fully booked)
• Dorota Lech, Hot Docs, CA (fully booked)
• Joost Daamen, IDFA, NL (fully booked)
• Marek Hovorka, Ji.Hlava International Documentary Film Festival, CZ
• Krzysztof Gierat, Krakow Film Festival, PL
• Selin Murat, RDIM, CA
• Melanie Iredale, Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK (fully booked)
• Hussain Currimbhoy, Sundance Film Festival, US (fully booked)
• Thom Powers, Toronto IFF, CA (fully booked)
• Madeline Robert, Visions du Réel, CH (fully booked)


Sunday, 10
February (11 am - 1 pm)
• Alyona Bocharova, Beat Film Festival, RU
• tba, CPH:DOX*, DK (fully booked)
• Cíntia Gil, Doclisboa, PT
• Diego Mas Trelles, Docs Barcelona, ES
• Adele Kohout, Dok.fest München, DE
• Lina Dinkla, DOK Leipzig, DE (fully booked)
• tba, FIDBA, AR
• Fabienne Moris, FIDMarseille, FR
• Dorota Lech, Hot Docs, CA (fully booked)
• Laurien ten Houten, IDFA, NL (fully booked)
• Marek Hovorka, Ji.Hlava International Documentary Film Festival, CZ
• Krzysztof Gierat, Krakow Film Festival, PL
• Patrick Hurley, Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK (fully booked)
• Hussain Currimbhoy, Sundance Film Festival, US (fully booked)
• Madeline Robert, Visions du Réel, CH (fully booked)


Monday, 11
February (11 am - 12 noon)
• Alyona Bocharova, Beat Film Festival, RU
• Mladen Vusurovic, Beldocs, RU (fully booked)
• tba, CPH:DOX*, DK (fully booked)
• Karin Rywkind Segal, Docaviv, IL
• Cíntia Gil, Doclisboa, PT
• Lina Dinkla / Brigid O'Shea, DOK Leipzig, DE (fully booked)
• Artur Liebhart, Docs Against Gravity, PL
• Leah Sapin, Human Rights Watch Film Festival NY, US (fully booked)
• Laura van Halsema, IDFA, NL(fully booked)
• Melanie Iredale, Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK (fully booked)
• Thom Powers, Toronto IFF, CA (fully booked)
• Madeline Robert, Visions du Réel, CH (fully booked)


Tuesday, 12
February (11 am - 12 noon)
• tba, CPH:DOX*, DK
• Cíntia Gil, Doclisboa, PT
• Artur Liebhart, Docs Against Gravity, PL
• Adele Kohout, DOK.fest München, DE
• Veton Nurkollari, DokuFest, XK
• Marie-Therese Antony / Brigid O'Shea, DOK Leipzig, DE
• Claudia Maci, Festival dei Popoli, IT
• tba, FIDBA, AR
• Dorota Lech, Hot Docs, CA (fully booked)
• Meike Statema, IDFA, NL (fully booked)
• Johannes Klein, In Edit Music Documentary Film Festival, ES
• Jay Rosenblatt, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, US
• Patrick Hurley, Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK (fully booked)
• Madeline Robert, Visions du Réel, CH (fully booked


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

Friday, 8 February
Funds/Distributors

• Isabel Arrate Fernandez, IDFA Bertha Fund (Fund), NL
• Vincenzo Bugno, World Cinema Fund (Fund), DE
• Oli Harbottle, Dogwoof (Distrib.), UK
• Calum Gray, Embankment Films (Distrib.), UK
• Ben Bassauer, Monoduo Films (Distrib.), DE
• Elina Kewitz, New Docs (Distrib.), DE



Saturday, 9 February
Producers

• Ove Rishøj Jensen, Auto Images, DK
• Sonia Otto, IndiFilm, DE
• David Herdies, Momento Film, SE
• Joslyn Barnes, Louverture Films, US
• Paula Vaccaro, Pinball London, UK



Sunday, 10 February
Distributors

• Christa Auderlitzky, filmdelights, AT
• Diana Karklin, Rise & Shine World Sales, DE
• Manuela Buono, Slingshot Films, IT
• Irena Taskovski, Taskovski Films, UK
• Pauline Mazenod, Windrose, DE/FR



Monday, 11 February
Distributors

• Salma Abdalla, Autlook Filmsales, AT
• Philippa Kowarsky, Cinephil, IL
• Diana Tabakov, Doc Alliance Films, CZ
• Vesna Cudic, MetFilm Sales, UK



Tuesday, 12 February
Distributors/Funds/Producers

• Nicole Biermaier, First Hand Films (Distrib.), CH
• Jan Rofekamp, Films Transit International (Distrib.), CA

 

 


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.

 


Friday, 8 February (5 - 6 pm)
Doc-Collaborating – Managing International Co-Productions (Case Study)
in collaboration with Sheffield Doc/Fest

Speakers: Hanne Phlypo (Clin D’Oeil Films), Katja Draaijer (BALDR Film)
Moderator: Patrick Hurley (Sheffield Doc/Fest)



Saturday, 9 February (5 - 6 pm)
Running the Oscars® Campaign Marathon
in collaboration with CPH:DOX

Speakers: Signe Byrge Sørensen (Final Cut for Real)
Moderator: Katrine Kiilgaard (CPH:DOX)



Sunday, 10 February (5 - 6 pm)
Press, Marketing and Communication Strategies for Documentary Films
in collaboration with DOK Leipzig

Speakers: Elizabeth Benjamin, Mirjam Wiekenkamp
Moderator: Brigid O’Shea (DOK Leipzig)



Monday, 11 February (5 - 6 pm)
Daring Cinematic Experiences: The Challenge of Finding New Audiences and Markets (Case Study)
in collaboration with Visions du Réel

Speakers: Thomas Heise (filmmaker), Heino Deckert (ma.ja.de., Deckert Distribution)
Moderator: Emilie Bujès (Visions du Réel)



Tuesday, 12 February (3.30 - 4.30 pm)
All Inclusive – Diverse Documentary Festival Programming
in collaboration with IDFA

Speakers: Emilie Bujes (Vision du Réel), Leena Pasanen (DOK Leipzig), Melanie Iredale (Sheffield Doc Fest), Lamia Guiga (Carthage Film Festival), Dorota Lech (Hot Docs), Libby Hakaraia (Maoriland Film Festival)
Moderator: Orwa Nyrabia (IDFA)



Tuesday, 12 February (5 - 6 pm)
Reframing Documentary Funding: Diverse Lense in Focus
in collaboration with the EFM’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative

Speakers: Lizzie Francke (British Film Institute), John Kantara (Independent Documentary Filmmaker), Laurence Lascary (Fonds Images de la Diversité (CNC / ex-commission member)), Andria Wilson (Inside Out Film Festival), Debra Zimmerman (Women Make Movies)
Moderator:  Jacqueline Lyanga (Independent Festival Programmer)


Media and Society: Reality Check on Documentary Financing in Europe

February 10, 2019 | 10:00 - 10:45

In the course of 2018, the European Documentary Network (EDN) conducted a survey on the state of independent documentary filmmaking in Europe in times of a rapidly changing media landscape.

EDN director Paul Pauwels and Eline Livémont (University Brussels) look back at the exercise and for the first time present the results. Documentary professionals are invited to take part in the discussion, to add remarks and comments and to contribute to the launch of the second stage: creating a policy document towards a economically sustainable and artistically rich independent documentary environment.

 


LOCATION & FURTHER INFORMATION

The DocSalon will be located at 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

EDN Contact: