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Meet the Docs at European Film Market 2016

February 11-19, 2016. Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany.

For the eighth 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, 2016.

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.

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 400425 – 440

Some of the networking sessions will take place at The EFM Producers Hub 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

12 - 16 February 2016, 10:00-12:00 at the Meet the Docs stand

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 projects, one-on-one. The matchmaking 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 (MGB, 2nd floor).

Friday, February 12, 11:00 - 12:00 Meet the Docs stand
Luciano Barisone, Visions du Reel, Switzerland
Brigid O'Shea, Grit Lemke, DOK Leipzig, Germany
Adele Kohout, Dok Fest Munich, Germany
Heleen Gerritsen, dokumentART, Germany
Niklas Engstrøm, CPH:DOX, Denmark
Fabienne Moris, FIDMarseille, France
Alyona Bocharova, Beat Film Festival / 360 Science & Technology Film Festival, Russia
Marta Jesswein, Szczecin European Film Festival, Poland
Georgy Molodtsov, Moscow IFF, Russia
Irina Shatalova, MIDFF DOKer, Russia
Johannes Klein, In-Edit, Germany
Marcin Luczaj, Warsaw Film Festival, Poland

Saturday, February 13, 11:00 - 12:00 Meet the Docs stand
Joost Daamen, IDFA, The Netherlands
Luciano Barisone, Visions du Reel, Switzerland
Kim Busch, DOK Leipzig, Germany
Adele Kohout, Dok Fest Munich, Germany
Heleen Gerritsen, dokumentART, Germany
Katrine Kiilgaard, CPH:DOX, Denmark
Marek Hovorka, Jihlava Int. Doc. Fest., Czech Republic
Fabienne Moris, FIDMarseille, France
Alyona Bocharova, Beat Film Festival / 360 Science & Technology Film Festival, Russia
Dorota Lech, Hot Docs, Canada
Georgy Molodtsov, Moscow IFF, Russia
Irina Shatalova, MIDFF DOKer, Russia
Elena Subirà i Roca, DocsBarcelona, Spain

Sunday, February 14, 11:00 - 12:00 Meet the Docs stand
Laurien ten Houten, IDFA Industry, The Netherlands
Martijn te Pas, IDFA, The Netherlands
Luciano Barisone, Visions du Reel, Switzerland
Leena Pasanen, DOK Leipzig, Germany
Adele Kohout, Dok Fest Munich, Germany
Niklas Engstrøm, CPH:DOX, Denmark
Marek Hovorka, Jihlava Int. Doc. Fest., Czech Republic
Fabienne Moris, FIDMarseille, France
Alyona Bocharova, Beat Film Festival / 360 Science & Technology Film Festival, Russia
Claire Aguilar & Anna Parker, Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK
Dorota Lech, Hot Docs, Canada
Georgy Molodtsov, Moscow IFF, Russia

Monday, February 15, 11:00 - 12:00 Meet the Docs stand
Meike Statema, IDFA Industry, The Netherlands
Martijn te Pas, IDFA, The Netherlands
Luciano Barisone, Visions du Reel, Switzerland
Roland Löbner, DOK Leipzig, Germany
Niklas Engstrøm, CPH:DOX, Denmark
Sinai Abt, Doc Aviv, Israel
Yianna Sarri, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece
Claire Aguilar & Melanie Iredale, Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK
Dorota Lech, Hot Docs, Canada
Maria Bonsanti, Cinéma du Réel, France
Mimi Brody, AFI Docs, USA
Michael Howell, Executive Director & Lia Rinaldo, Managing Director, Devour! The Food Film Fest, Canada
Kim Yutani, Sundance Film Festival, USA

Tuesday, February 16, 11:00 - 12:00 Meet the Docs stand
Adriek van Nieuwenhuyzen, IDFA Industry, The Netherlands
Joost Daamen, IDFA, The Netherlands
Luciano Barisone, Visions du Reel, Switzerland
Brigid O'Shea, DOK Leipzig, Germany
Katrine Kiilgaard, CPH:DOX, Denmark
Sylvia Wroblewska & Melanie Iredale, Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK
Dorota Lech, Hot Docs, Canada
Mimi Brody, AFI Docs, USA
Michael Howell, Executive Director & Lia Rinaldo, Managing Director, Devour! The Food Film Fest, Canada
Frank Moens, Docville, Belgium


Meet the Distributors

13 - 16 February 2016, 14:00 - 15:00 at the EFM Producers Hub

In the daily session Meet the Distributors, we invite four leading documentary distributors 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 13 until Tuesday, February 16, 14:00 - 15:00 at the EFM Producers Hub (Martin-Gropius-Bau, 2nd floor).

The programme details will be published here as soon as they are available. Please see below for a list of confirmed participants:

Saturday, February 13, 14:00 - 15:00 EFM Producers Hub
Anna Godas, Dog Woof, UK
Jan Rofekamp, Films Transit, Canada
Stefan Kloos, Rise and Shine, Germany
Anais Clanet, Wide House, France
Cecilie Bolvinkel, Moving Docs, Denmark

Sunday, February 14, 14:00 - 15:00 EFM Producers Hub
Catherine Le Clef, Cat&Docs, France
Calum Gray, Celsius Entertainment, UK
Esther van Messel, First Hand Films, Switzerland
Pauline Mazenod, Windrose, France
Kathryn Bonnici, Java Films, France

Monday, February 15, 14:00 - 15:00 EFM Producers Hub
Salma Abdalla, Autlook Sales, Austria 
Aleksandra Derewienko, Taskovsky Films, UK
Kim Christiansen, DR Sales, Denmark
Artur Liebhart, Against Gravity, Poland

Tuesday, February 16, 14:00 - 15:00 EFM Producers Hub
Philippa Kowarsky, Cinephil, Israel
Katharine Simpson, Doc Lounge, Sweden
Cristine Platt Dewey, ro*co Films International, USA
Juan Solera, Sideways Film, UK
Heino Deckert, Deckert Distribution, Germany


Meet the Docs Conversations

12 - 16 February 2016, 16:00 - 17:00 at the EFM Producers Hub

Meet the Docs Conversations provides a variety of panel sessions, each curated and organized in collaboration with one of our international doc festival partners, spotlighting a current issue of documentary filmmaking and industry. They take place at EFM Producers Hub, MGB 2nd floor.

More details will be published here as soon as they are available.


Meet the Docs Talk

13 - 16 February 2016, 17:30 - 18:00 at the Meet the Docs stand (afterwards: networking drinks)

Meet the Docs Talks is the joint panel series brought to you by the EFM initiatives Meet the Docs and American Independents in Berlin. Join documentary professionals from both sides of the pond as we discuss the differences between the US and the European documentary markets. All Meet the Docs Talks are followed by Networking Drinks at the American Independents in Berlin & Meet the Docs stands (#200 & 201, MGB 2nd floor).

Saturday, February 13, Documentary Training & Markets
Paul Pauwels, EDN
Amy Dotson, IFP

Quick presentations:
Jarmila Outratová, Jihlava IDFF / Emerging Producers
Donata von Perfall, Documentary Campus
Andrea Prenghyová, DOK.Incubator
Dorota Lech, Hot Docs
Andres Avila Reynes, Sunny Side of the Doc

Sunday, February 14, Documentary VOD
Wendy Bernfeld, Rights Stuff
Diana Tabakov, Doc Alliance Films

Monday, February 15, Documentary Formats
Hanka Kastelicova, HBO Europe
Paula Vaccaro, Pinball London

Tuesday, February 16, Documentary Series
Sigrid Dyekjær, Danish Documentary
Kim Christiansen, DR Sales
Josh Braun, Submarine Entertainment

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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