Marketplace Masters Pitch 2018 - An Open Training Session in partnership with DOK.fest Munich

For the third time DOK.fest Munich in partnership with Documentary Campus presents this successful pitch format. At the 'Marketplace Masters Pitch', within the Marketplace, the strongest international projects get introduced and a platform for exchange and collaboration is created.

Moderated by the renowned Belgian film consultant Peter Jaeger (founder of Jaeger Creative), 10 film projects, with an international potential, will be presented on stage. Additionally to six proposals from the Marketplace, we also present four projects from our Latin American guest delegation. These projects were developed as part of the training programme Campus Latino, a collaboration of Documentary Campus and the Goethe-Institut Mexico.

The pitches are intertwined with keynotes and feedback on the presented projects by an international jury (producers, commissioning editors, distributors). The aim is to make the decision-making process transparent to the pitch teams and the audience. Under the topic DOCUMENTARIES IN THE DIGITAL WORLD. A NEW ERA OF TV & VOD DISTRIBUTION Peter Jaeger will ask: What is the current state of affairs for creative documentaries after the first digital revolution has settled. What has changed irreversibly for producers, filmmakers, distributors and broadcasters since Netflix, Amazon and other VoD-platforms are clearly here to stay. We look at the changes for the different rights, for the territories worldwide, for the creative content, for the distribution & financing strategies.

We will kick-off the dynamic day with a case study of THE CLEANERS by beetz brothers film productions which premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2018. Executive producer Georg Tschurtschenthaler will talk about the unusual financing strategy and the expectations regarding the sales and distribution strategy ‘before & after Sundance’.

The ‘Marketplace Masters Pitch’ brings together the most renowned industry guests and makes the strongest projects of the Marketplace visible and accessible to industry visitors. We invite all participants to discover new ideas, discuss the latest developments of the market and learn from each other.


09.30– 09.40 Official Welcome

09.40 – 09.50 Introduction by Peter Jaeger

09.50 – 10.20 Case Study THE CLEANERS by Georg Tschurtschenthaler

10.20 – 10.40 IN DER STILLE DER NACHT by Eva Weber & Sonja Henrici

10.40 – 11.00 FEVER by Helen Simon & DAvid Lindner

11.00 – 11.10 Keynote by Jutta Krug, WDR

11.10 – 11.40 Coffee Break

11.40 – 12.00 MONOBLOCK by Carsten Rau & Hauke Wendler

12.00 – 12.10 Keynote by Simon Vrebos, VRT

12.10 – 12.30 REBEL OBJECTS by Carolina Arias & Alexandra Latishev

12.30 – 12.40 Keynote by Muntsa Tarres, TV3 Catalunya

12.40 – 13.00 BLUE MURDER by Heike Bachelier

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 – 14.20 BECOMING A COWBOY by Isabel Vaca & Arturo Mendicuti

14.20 – 14.40 NO WOMEN NO REVOLUTION by Antonia Kilian, Jakob Krese Weidler & Frank Müller

14.40 – 14.50 Interview with Salma Abdalla, Autlook Filmsales

14.50 – 15.10 CRUZ by Teresa Camou

15.10 – 15.20 Keynote by Tomas Lindh, SVT

15.20 – 15.40 BLIND, DEAF, MUTE by Esther Anino

15.40 – 16.00 SHIT HAPPENS by Rubén Abruña & Valentin Thurn

16.00 – 16.30 Closing

17.00 FFF Reception


We are delighted to announce our jury members and invite you to join our event and benefit from the knowledge and experience of international experts.

• Salma Abdalla, Autlook Filmsales, Austria
• Margje de Koning, EO, JDocs & IKONdocs, The Netherlands
• Jutta Krug, WDR, Germany
• Matthias Leybrand, BR, Germany
• Tomas Lindh, SVT, Sweden
• Muntsa Tarres, TV3 Catalunya, Spain
• Simon Vrebos, VRT, Belgium


The Open Training Session takes place in the framework of the International DOK.fest Munich. Find out more about DOK.fest München and München.

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May 4, 2018
DC Initiative
Masterschool 2018
HFF, AudimaxX, Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1, Munich, Germany , Germany