Speed Meetings & Public Pitch

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The submission of projects has ended. We will publish on this page the projects selected on April 4th! 

Speed Meetings: a financing and distribution market for documentary industry

Speed Meetings are DocsBarcelona’s main industry activity. It is the perfect place to promote and finance your project to potential financers and film distributors. A meeting point for professionals from all over the world.

40 projects selected for Speed Meetings will have one to one meetings of 15 minutes with financers. The Meetings will be arranged previously depending on financers and projects needs.

In addition, and as a novelty, this year arrives the Public Pitch where will participate 5 of the 40 projects presented in the Speed ​​Meetings. The Public Pitch is the perfect opportunity to present your project to the financers and to the accredited professionals of DocsBarcelona.

In 2017 37 financers and 40 projects attended, and 463 meetings took place.

DocsBarcelona is a profitable investment for producers: the 60% of the projects submitted to the Industry Activities are finished and the 20% are now in production.

  • Jordi Ambrós i Montse Armengou, TV3 (Spain)
  • Krishan Arora, SBS-Australia (Australia)
  • Lorenzo Benítez, 3BoxMedia (Spain)
  • Kathryn Bonnici, Java Films (France)
  • Gerard Cassadó, Filmin (Spain)
  • Mandy Chang, BBC (UK)
  • Katrin Fürnkranz, Autlook Filmsales (Austria)
  • Morana Komljenovic, Taskovski Films (UK)
  • Floor Koomen, EO/IKON (Netherlands)
  • Milena Stokar, First Hand Films
  • Catherine LeClef, CAT&Docs (France)
  • Adriana López, RTVC Señal Colombia (Colombia)
  • Andrés Luque, TVE (Spain)
  • Fabio Mancini, RAI (Italy)
  • Pamela Martinez, Limonero Films (UK)
  • Cristina Merino, Movistar (Spain)
  • Marie Nelson, PBS International (USA)
  • Claudia Rodriguez, Preciosa Media (Colombia)
  • Lars  Säfström, SVT (Sweden)
  • Jenny Westergard, YLE (Finland)

Much more to be confirm!



Thursday 24th and Friday 25th of May at CCCB.

The Magic of a Great Project & Pitch Workshop will take place as training for the Speed Meetings

Speed Meetings participants will have the chance to attend a training workshop to fine tune their projects and pitching skills so to have the best opportunity for a successful meeting with broadcasters and funders, and improve the chances of financing their documentary.

If your project is selected, the cost to participate at the Speed Meetings is:

FEE (21% VAT included)*
*The fee is per project, the maximum number of people allowed per project is 2.

The fee includes:

  • Participation at the Speed Meetings.
  • Speed Meetings Coffee Break and lunch.
  • Access as a viewer at the Public Pitch, Latin Pitch and the Interactive Pitch.
  • Access to Master Classes, industry conferences and round tables.
  • Access to Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Festival (RSVP needed).
  • Access to the Festival screenings: one ticket per film.
  • Access to the networking activities.
  • Industry Guide including all contacts from the festival participants.
*It doesn’t include The Magic of a Great project & Pitch Workshop

East Doc Platform Special Collaboration


DocsBarcelona has reached an agreement with the East Doc Platform (Prague, Czech Republic) consisting in an exchange of prizes between the two

An Eastern European project pitched at East Doc Platform 2018  will be selected for the DocsBarcelona Speed Meetings 2018 and a project selected for the DocsBarcelona Speed Meetings 2018 will be selected to attend the East Doc Platform 2019.

The project selected will have access to:

–    A free accreditation to the East Doc Platform 2019 and all the related industry and networking events.
–    Meetings with 10 decision makers within the Project Market 2019 (the project will be automatically selected for the market and granted the meetings).
–    Free lunches and coffee breaks at the Project Market 2019.
–    To be considered for the East European Forum and Doc Tank presentation selection.

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