DOK Co-Pro Market

DOK Co-Pro Market

Welcome to the 16th DOK Co-Pro Market!

Due to the ongoing public health crisis COVID-19 and its impact on the audiovisual industry, the DOK Co-Pro Market will be an online offering in 2020. Although we’d much rather meet you in Leipzig in person, we are excited to match projects with potential international partners and present exciting, up-to-date sessions in the Open Programme.

36 projects in development or early stages of production will meet online on 26 & 27 October 2020 to meet potential co-producers, co-financiers, broadcasters, funds, distributors and sales representatives. The goal is to expand networks, create fruitful opportunities to finance new creative documentaries and face head on the radical challenges that have presented themselves this year.

DOK Co-Pro Market Coordinator

Ulrike Schmidt

u [dot] schmidt [at] dok-leipzig [dot] de
+49 (0)341 30864-1081

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Susann Jehnichen
36 projects from 33 countries selected for the 2020 online edition

We are so pleased to welcome 36 new projects looking for co-production, financing and distribution partners to participate in the 16th DOK Co-Pro Market, but the first digital edition since its establishment. Two jam-packed days of meetings, Open Programme, mingles and other networking possibilities are planned.

Have a look at our project overview and producers interested in making meetings with the selected projects can still register their interest until September 25. Happy browsing and congratulations to the teams.

DOK Co-Pro Market Projects 2020

Jury for the Development Prize for the Best Female Director of the Saxon State Minister for the Arts

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Daniela Dieterich
CORSO Film, Germany

Daniela Dieterich studied media, communication and sound studies at the University of Bonn, Germany. In 2015 she started working as a production manager for short and feature films as well as for advanced film and camera seminars at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. She is employed as producer and production manager for CORSO Film since 2017.

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Heejung Oh
Seesaw Pictures, South Korea

Heejung Oh started producing feature documentaries in 2016. She has expertise in theatrical distribution as well as international co-production. Her first feature documentary For Vagina’s Sake (2018) has won many awards in Korea, and other titles such as The Plan (2017), Intention (2018) had big box office successes. The latest title, Pearl of the Desert (2019) wass selected for the feature-length competition at IDFA. She also produced a SF short Porosity Valley 2: Tricksters’ Plot (2019) exhibited at the Korea Artist Prize and selected for Berlinale 2020. Her company Seesaw Pictures is dedicated to challenging the form of cinema and exploring various platforms to meet international audiences.

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Zane Balčus
Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries, Latvia

Zane Balčus is the head of the Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries in Riga, Latvia, a junior research assistant at the Scientific Research Centre of the Latvian Academy of Culture, and a freelance film critic. Zane has extensive experience in programming, curatorial and management fields in different organisations, she has been the director of Riga Film Museum from 2014-19. She is a co-author of several books on Latvian cinema, and contributes to various publications on cinema (including Film New Europe). Recently she has served on the FIPRESCI jury at IDFA (2019), goEast International Competition jury (2020), as well as the Cannes Docs Works in Progress jury at Marché du Film (2020).

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Meet the Co-Pro Selection Committee

Selin Murat

Montreal International Documentary Film Festival (RIDM) & Parabola Films, Canada

Residing between Montreal and Istanbul, Selin Murat has collaborated with the Montreal International Documentary Film Festival (RIDM) as film programmer since 2016 and head programmer of its industry forum since 2018. Co-founder of production company Parabola Films in Montreal in 2010, she has vast experience working in the independent documentary industry in Canada and internationally, creatively producing multiple award-winning feature-length films for broadcast, festivals, and theatrical releases.


Alex Tondowski

Tondowski Films, Germany

Alex Tondowski started out as a stage actor in the 1980’s in Paris, London, and New York. He then continued his career as a screen actor in Los Angeles. In 2004 he moved to Berlin and started producing with his wife Ira. Tondowski Films now has offices in Berlin, Leipzig and Bonn Germany.

The company’s productions have won major prizes, among them the German Lola 2020 for Born in Evin and the IDFA VPRO Award in 2013 for Song From the Forest. Tondowski Films is present at major pitches, festivals and markets globally. Over the past 6 years they have built a solid network of partners around the world.

Details at a glance
  • More than 175 professionals participate in the DOK Co-Pro Market, including 85+ international decision makers
  • The programme takes place as an online edition on 26 & 27 October 2020
  • Producers without projects also attend the DOK Co-Pro Market looking for new projects for their slates
  • We have no geographic quotas or restrictions: projects from all over the world are invited to apply
  • Round tables, digital hangouts, side programming will all still be part of our first streamlined, efficient online edition
DOK Industry Programme is co-funded and supported by the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme of the European Union.
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