DOKweb Content
www.DOKweb.net is a portal dedicated to East European documentary film. The news section provides up-to-date information on upcoming and just completed films, interviews with filmmakers and other documentary professionals, in-depth articles exploring the state of documentary filmmaking in various parts of the region, as well as insightful texts on current trends, funding, etc. The portal also boasts the largest published databases of completed and upcoming documentary films from Eastern Europe, an industry directory, as well as trailers and original video content. www.DOKweb.net is IDF´s key online project that provides comprehensive details on all IDF´s activities and links them with general information service.
Institute of Documentary Film’s Activities
Founded in 2001, the INSTITUTE OF DOCUMENTARY FILM (IDF) is a non-profit training and networking centre based in Prague, Czech Republic, focused on the support of East European documentary films and their wider promotion. Our activities support filmmakers through all stages of completion – development, funding, production, post-production, and distribution. We aim at individual filmmakers (tailored consultations), groups of carefully selected professionals with projects or films (Ex Oriente Film, East European Forum, East Silver, Doc Launch, etc.), broader professional community (East Doc Platform), as well as the general public (portal www.DOKweb.net). We closely work with key int. festivals, broadcasters, distributors, sales agents, markets, or training initiatives and serve as the GATEWAY TO EAST EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY FILM.

Sunny Side of the Doc

Country France Type of link Market, Pitching Forum Deadline month April Event month June
Sunny Side provides a unique and targeted venue for meetings with documentary professionals on the spot as well as participation in various forums, case studies and screenings in order to understand the market and its latest trends. Apart from this, Sunny Side of the Doc is the place to find financing for your next project. More than 1800 professionals attend the event every year. The market organizes meetings with commissioning editors, buyers and the documentary film market's newest talent, and offers forums and workshops to understand the latest technological and financial issues facing the profession. Other activities: The Best International Projects Showcase is a daily theme-based pitch sessions with key decision makers specialized in each theme; Innovations space: latest-generation breakthroughs, innovative production and shooting methods, alternative distribution and networks; indispensable catalogues; professional and public screenings series.

Contact

Sunny Side of the Doc
Doc Services
21 Bis, Quai Maubec
17000 La Rochelle
Phone:
+33 5 46 55 79 79
Fax:
+33 5 46 34 46 52
WWW:
Email:

The Business Street

Country Italy Type of link Market, Other Events Deadline month September Event month October
The Business Street has been part of the Rome Film Festival since its first edition in 2006, and has continuously lived up to its reputation as an ideal hub for film sales and acquisition activities on an international level. Its flexible and informal structure is free of stands, and offers its participants exclusive buyers lounges, markets screenings and a video library featuring all the titles presented at the Festival and the Market. Such a framework fosters connections and networking opportunities for its participants, and ensures that their business stay in Rome runs smoothly and effectively.

Contact

The Business Street
c/o International Rome Film Festival
Viale Pietro de Coubertin, 10
00196 Rome

The Galway Film Fleadh

Country Ireland Type of link Market, Pitching Forum, Festival
The Galway Film Fleadh – Ireland’s leading film festival, is a six day international film event held every July and welcomes a mad diversity of filmmaking from around the world. The Fleadh is very much a film lovers’ festival, and attracts directors, actors, cinematographers and artists of all generations and cultural backgrounds, who present their work before their peers.

Contact

The Galway Film Fleadh
36d Merchants Dock
Merchants Road
Galway
Phone:
+353 (0)91 562 200
Fax:
+353 (0)91 569 312
WWW:
Email:

THESSALONIKI AGORA INDUSTRY: Film Market

Country Greece Type of link Market Deadline month September Event month November
In 2005 AGORA, Thessaloniki’s Film Market, was created and established a productive and unique form of helping and introducing professionals from South-Eastern and Central Europe, the Balkan region, the Mediterranean as well as the rest of the world to the invited industry professionals, consultants, tutors and potential collaborators. Countries that are eligible to submit are: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, FYROM, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey. It includes: • Thessaloniki Agora Film Market, • Crossroads – Co-Production Forum, • Thessaloniki Agora Works in Progress The Film Market promotes the majority of the feature films participating in the official sections of the TIFF. From this year, more titles from the countries that the Thessaloniki Agora – Market focuses on will be presented although they will not be selected for the festival’s main program. Thus, they will have the opportunity to find their way to other international film festivals, sales agents and distributors. Also, the Film Market includes the previous films of the Balkan Fund and Crossroads participants and a selection of Greek films produced within the past two years.

Contact

THESSALONIKI AGORA INDUSTRY: Film Market
9, Alexandras Av.
11473 Athens
Phone:
+30 210 870 6000
Fax:
+30 210 644 8143
WWW:
Email:

Thessaloniki International Doc Market

Country Greece Type of link Market Event month March
This market for documentary films is organized in Thessaloniki since the 1st Doc Festival of Thessaloniki and its aim is to cover the specific sectors of commercial activity dictated by the needs of the television networks of Europe. Many European countries are participating in the Doc Market, through the presentation of independently produced documentary films. One of the main goals of the Doc Market is to give the big picture of what is going on in documentary film. It provides a substantial space to its participants, outfitted with 30 digital, fully equipped booths for private viewing of the Market films. The market, organized in cooperation with the Greek Public Television (ERT S.A.) and with the support of the Media Program of the European Union, caters to the needs of television networks from European countries and a wide range of professionals from various parts of the world.

Contact

Thessaloniki International Doc Market
Dion. Areopagitou str. 7
11742 Athens
Phone:
+30 210 870 6000
WWW:
Email:

Tokyo International Film Festival

Country Japan Type of link Market, Festival Section fiction Formats 35 mm Event month October
Established in 1987, the Tokyo International Film Festival accepts full-length feature films by young talents and also showcases the latest works of established directors. TIFFCOM, a multi-content entertainment business market takes place during the festival.

Contact

Tokyo International Film Festival
5F, Tsukiji Yasuda Bldg., 2-15-14
Tsukiji, Chuo-ku
104-0045 Tokyo
Phone:
+81 335 241 081
Fax:
+81 335 241 087
WWW:
Email:

Visions du Réel: Doc Outlook - International Market

Country Switzerland Type of link Market Deadline month January Event month April
As part of Visions du Réel, Doc Outlook-International Market (DOCM) has established itself as one of the most important international meetings for cinéma du réel. The diversity and quality of DOCM, which are achieved by a highly efficient reception system and instruments using the latest technology (all the viewing stations are equipped with iMac and 16/9 screens) ensure optimal working conditions for professionals and foster contacts for the financing and promotion of films. DOCM activities centre on the following events: - Media Library: About 400 selected films available on 30 display units - Networking: Market Consultancy, Meet the Guests, DOCM Rendez-vous, Producers' Connection, Magic Hours and much more - Prix RTS : Perspectives d'un Doc - Co-production Forum: Pitching du Réel - Focus Talk about cooperation and co-production with a Southern or Eastern country - Docs in Progress: presentation of excerpts of nearly finished films and one-to-one meetings with buyers and distribution experts - Rough Cut Lab: Tutoring for young filmakers - Doc Think Tank: seminars, panels, workshops - i-doc: a project development programme for expanded documentaries - Special Events

Contact

Visions du Réel: Doc Outlook - International Market
Place du Marché 2
CH-1260 Nyon

World Content Market

Country Czech Republic Type of link Market Deadline month May Event month June
World Content Market is a 3-day program that provides a one-stop platform for buying and selling activities (television, film, DVD/home video, mobile, interactive, and broadband) and centers around pre-arranged meeting schedules. The goal of our market is to drive sales for individual businesses. The size of your business is not the main issue, we are able to identify your prospects, and directly connect you with attendees whose needs match yours. Precise cost-effective conditions for participation enable any company to achieve a result with minimum use of financial resources. Every format, every genre, and every country can be represented.

Contact

World Content Market
Mövenpick Hotel
Prague

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