Industry

The industry area of DocsBarcelona programs various activities that shape a financing and dissemination market for the documentary industry and a meeting point for professionals from all over the world.

The deadline to submit documentary projects to the market will be opened at the beginning of January 2020 and will close on February 28th, 2020. Subscribe to our newsletter to be up to date with the Open Calls and receive all the information.

The ideal place to share documentary projects with financiers and distributors around the world.

DocsBarcelona is the only documentary festival in the Spanish state that combines exhibition in the theatres and competition, with a financing market and professional activities. This combination makes it a key event, offering professionals the possibility of attending a first-class festival, and the directors and teams of the films scheduled to participate in professional activities, generating numerous networking opportunities.

During our trajectory, more than 5,000 professionals from around the world have participated in the area of industry of DocsBarcelona.

DocsBarcelona is a very successful market, since 60% of the projects presented in the industry activities are produced and 20% more are in production.

The main activity is the Speed Meetings and the Public Pitch: the projects selected from around the world have individual meetings of 15 minutes behind closed doors with the financier’s attending.

The 2020 edition was attended by 34 financers from 12 countries and 422 meetings were held. The meetings are previously scheduled according to the preferences of the funders and the projects’ needs.

Rough Cut Screenings: documentaries at a rough cut stage will participate in a one-hour creative consultancy and in a presentation of a project in front of a selection of commissioning editors, film funds and sales agents and accredited professionals of DoscBarcelona. The objective is to generate creative and constructive discussions that will favor the access of the films to the international market once they reach the final state of developement.

DocsBarcelona organizes Conferences and Master Classes addressed to accredited professionals in order to discuss and train about current financing sources and programming needs, or new distribution and storytelling trends. Key actors of the current documentary scene talk about their experiences and face the audience questions.

Workshops: International tutors with experience in documentary production and financing lead workshops addressed to accredited professionals and future directors.

DocsBarcelona offers networking events and meeting spaces to make new contacts and establish relationships with other professionals in the industry. Industry Lounge, Coffee breaks, lunches, receptions and After Pitch meetings.

The Professional Accreditation and the Student Accreditation are the opportunity to access all the networking spaces and the industry activities of DocsBarcelona. The inscriptions will be open in early February 2020.

DocsBarcelona gathers each year more than 450 professionals from 40 countries, among them commissioning editors, producers, filmmakers, film funds, distributors, sales agents, festivals, markets and cultural agents.

Save the dates of the 23rd edition of DocsBarcelona from May 20th to 30th, 2020.

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Industry | Edition 2020