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DocSalon at European Film Market 2019: Meet the Key Players of the Industry


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 Martin-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

Meet the Festivals

The DocSalon event Meet the Festivals gives direct access to top doc festival programmers and market representatives with the opportunity to book short one-on-one meetings and discuss documentary projects. Confirmed festivals represented at DocSalon include Hot Docs, DOK Leipzig, FIDmarseille, DOK.fest München, IDFA, Visions du Réel, Sundance Film Festival, CPH:DOX, Krakow Film Festival, Doclisboa and many others. Participants can register via email for one-on-one meetings with festival programmers.

High Tea with Experts

The round table sessions High Tea with Experts, taking place daily from from 8 - 12 February, are ideal for networking and gaining in-depth knowledge from leading experts of the documentary industry. Confirmed companies and organizations include Rise & Shine World Sales, Windrose, Doc Society, Berta Fund, Auto Images, Momento Film, Pinball Online, Cinephil, DocAlliance and many others.


Participate in five inspiring SalonTalks with major industry players on current developments and future challenges of the documentary industry. Formats will vary from short presentations, moderated discussions with experts to one-on-one interviews with key players from the documentary landscape.

Media and Society Initiative

As part of the EDN initiative 'Media and Society - Documentary in a Changing Media Landscape', DocSalon will offer an industry session focusing on how to create a more sustainable future for the documentary sector. The initiative intends to provide policy-makers with a strategy document that will contribute to a culturally rich and economically sustainable professional environment.

Check out the full DocSalon 2019 programme

For more information, please also visit the DocSalon page at EFM:

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

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