36 projects selected for DOK Leipzig's DOK Co-Pro Market
- The 16th edition of the industry event will take place completely online on 26 and 27 October, with four awards due to be given out to the best projects
DOK Leipzig has announced the selection of projects for the 16th edition of its DOK Co-Pro Market, which will take place online on 26 and 27 October. The 36 projects from 33 countries, chosen from among more than 300 applicants, are at the development stage and will be able to look for co-production and financing partners at the German event.
Many of the selected projects question the status quo in society, covering everything from climate change and its effects, protests, revolutions and stories from underrepresented communities, to love and sexuality, trauma and violence, the ways in which artists’ lives are shaped and how they find their identity, and sport and dance.
“Inequality, a lack of diversity and a lack of storytelling sovereignty have snapped into razor-sharp focus during this time of crisis, and we won’t be ignoring this in our programming,” says DOK Industry head Brigid O’Shea.
In this year's virtual version of the market, over 250 industry representatives will meet potential partners and 900 individual meetings will be organised across all time zones. In order to prepare the participants for the new situation in the most efficient way possible, there will be a workshop on online pitching prior to the DOK Co-Pro Market.
In addition to the individual meetings, the DOK Industry team will offer an accompanying online programme that will open up space for discussion and debate, and include events on the topics of distribution, co-production and co-financing.
As was the case last year, four awards will be presented to the best projects at the DOK Co-Pro Market: the €5,000 Prize from the Saxon State Minister for the Arts for an outstanding documentary film project by a woman director, the €1,000 Zonta Club Leipzig Elster Female Talent Development Prize scholarship, the €1,000 Development Prize from the European Women's Audiovisual Network for a project from the Circle Women Doc Accelerator training programme, and the $2,000 Current Time TV and DOK Co-Pro Development Prize for a project from Central and Eastern Europe.
Here is the full list of projects selected for the DOK Co-Pro Market:
Another World - Tushar Madhav (India/Japan)
Baby Jackfruit Baby Guava - Quang Nhat Nong (Vietnam)
Bright Future - Andra Popescu (Romania)
Carropasajero - Juan Pablo Polanco, Cesar Alejandro Jaimes (Colombia/Germany/Argentina)
Cordon - Anton Mezulić (Croatia)
Dear Juliet - Cheng Herng Shinn (Italy/Japan)
Gypsy Gadji - Dasa Raimanova (Poland)
How to Bring Down a Government - Maria Caruana Galizia (Malta/UK)
I Want It All - Katarzyna Wiśniowska (Poland)
Imago - Déni Pitsaev (France)
In the House of My Father - Rachida El Garani (Belgium/Morocco)
India’s 1st Best Trans Model Agency - Ila Mehrotra (UK)
Nice Ladies - Mariia Ponomarova (Netherlands/Ukraine)
Paid in Blood - Ana Aranha, Lunaé Parracho (Brazil)
Paradise - Alexander Abaturov (France/Russia)
Piropolis - Nicolás Molina (Chile)
Prabha - Vinita Negi (India)
Science Fiction - Francisco Forbes, Matthew Barton, Ferran Romeu (Spain)
Sonsplitter - Daniel Chein (Germany)
Suwo - Matt Kay (UK)
Tell Them About Us - Rand Beiruty (Jordan/Germany)
The Daughter of the Volcano - Jenifer De La Rosa (Spain/Colombia)
The House Is Burning - Sara C F de Gouveia (South Africa)
The Shadow of Damascus - Lina Sinjab (Syria)
The Shaman vs Putin - Beata Bubenec (Russia/France)
The Smell of Water - Ebrahim Saeedi (Iran/Germany)
Too Close - Botond Pusok (Romania)
Underwater - Oksana Kazmina (Ukraine)
Untitled Hydebank Film - Ross McClean (UK/Ireland)
Vivien Will Be Adult - Eszter Hajdu (Hungary)
We Are Animals - Vesa Kuosmanen, Saila Kivelä (Finland)
White Lies - Alba Zari (Italy/France/Slovenia)
Who Killed Alex Chernyshov? - Svetlana Stasenko (Russia/USA)
Wild Lilies and Sunflowers: Democracy in Bloom - Diana Chiawen Lee (Taiwan)
Women With Purple Violets - Sezen Kayhan (Turkey)
XiXi - Fan Wu (Taiwan/Philippines)
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