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18th TDF International Doc Market
11 March 2016
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From 13-19 March 2016, the International Doc Market, introduced in 1999, will be held in the Byzantium hall on the 1st floor of the Electra Palace Hotel at Aristotelous Sq. next to the Festival headquarters, providing a substantial space to its participants, outfitted with 30 digital booths for private viewing. The Market caters to television networks from European countries and a wide range of professionals from various parts of the world. The Doc Market is fully digital; all films are easily accessible in the video library.

Approximately 490 films will be available in this year’s Doc Market, including the majority of the films that are screened as part of the 18th TDF official program.

Approximately 60 buyers will be attending from Europe, the USA and Canada, among them: Nikki Heyman (POV American Documentary, USA), Miriam Carbe (ZDF-Arte, Germany), Monserrat Tarres Fernandez (TV3 Catalunya, Spain), Proinsias Ni Ghrainne (TG4, Ireland), Jenny Westerdard (YLE TV, Finland), Jan Rofekamp (Films Transit, Canada), Anne Grolleron (Arte, France), Francis Kandel (Canal+, France), Hanka Kastelikova (HBO Europe), Ina Rossow (Deckert Distribution, Germany), Philippe Van Meerbeeck (VRT, Belgium) and many more.

Friday, March 18, 10.00-13.30, Pavlos Zannas Theatre

The Doc Market will present for the fifth consecutive year the Docs in Progress section: 12 projects from Central Europe, the Balkans and the Mediterranean region participate in closed sessions for Thessaloniki’s invited industry professionals, sales agents, distributors, producers and festival representatives. The participants will present and screen 6-8 minutes from their projects, aiming towards securing coproduction deals, funds for project completion, as well as deals for presales and distribution. 2|35 Inc Post-Production House offers for the second time an award of up to 15.000 euros in post-production services.
The Balkan projects of Docs in Progress 2016 are:

Fifteen (working title) by Zacharias Mavroeidis
Production Company: Boo Productions
Producer: Vicky Miha, Greece

In Situ by Akis Kersanidis & Chryssa Tzelepi
Production Company: anemiCinema
Producers: Akis Kersanidis & Chryssa Tzelepi, Co-producer: Panos Papadopoulos (Prosenghisi film & video productions), Greece

The Mayor of Nowhere by Tonislav Hristov
Production Company: Making Movies, Soul Food, Elemag Pictures
Producer: Kaarle Aho, Co-producers: Andrea Stanoeva, Tonislav Hristov, Tanja Georgieva, Finland/ Bulgaria/ Germany

Shingal, Where Are You? by Angelos Rallis, Hans-Ulrich Gössl
Production Company: AR Productions
Producer: Angelos Rallis, Eleni Chandrinou, Co-producer: Guenther Friessinger (Monochrom), Greece/ Austria/ Belgium

Straying in Athens (working title) by Angeliki Antoniou
Production Company: Angeliki Antoniou Filmproductions,
Producer: Angeliki Antoniou, Co-producer: Jost Hering, Greece/ Germany

Together, Against All Odds by Angélique Kourounis
Production Company: Independent production
Producer: Angélique Kourounis, Kosovo/ Cyprus/ Israel
EDN DOCS IN THESSALONIKI – PITCHING FORUM 2016                       
March 16-20, Electra Palace Hotel, 1st floor, Aristotelous Sq.
The Docs in Thessaloniki, running since 2001 in collaboration with the European Documentary Network -a member-based organisation for professionals working with documentary feature projects- and with the support of the EU MEDIA Program, gives documentary professionals the opportunity to have their projects pitched to a panel of international financiers, commissioning editors and representatives of the international audiovisual media. The first 3 days focus on project development and polishing, under the guidance of the following industry professionals: Flora Gregory (Documentary Expert, UK), Gitte Hansen (Sales Agent, First Hand Films, Switzerland), Joelle Alexis (Editor, Israel), Brian Hill (Director, UK), Thierry Detaille (Sales Agent, Visible Film, Belgium), Hanna Heilborn (Director, Sweden), Ove Rishøj Jensen (Film & Media Consultant, EDN, Denmark). The last 2 days are reserved for pitching (Saturday, March 19, 10.00–14.30 & Sunday, March 20, 10.00-12.00, at Pavlos Zannas Theatre).

The following 4 Balkan projects, out of 21 in total, have been selected to take part in Docs in Thessaloniki 2016:

Athens Forward by Elena Zervopoulou 
Production Company: Kouzi Productions 
Producer: Dimitra Kouzi, Greece

From Turkey with Love by Basak Callioglu
Production Company: Vagabond films
Producers: Basak Callioglu & Robb Leech, Turkey

Robotics for All by Angelos Tsaousis
Production Company: Filmografik Productions
Producers: Angelos Tsaousis, Greece

Docs in Thessaloniki 2016 is organized by EDN and the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century with the support of the EU Creative Europe MEDIA Program. EDN is a member-based organisation for professionals working with documentary film and television. EDN supports, stimulates, and creates networks within the documentary sector. 
Thursday, March 17, 16:00 – 18:00, Pavlos Zannas Theatre
MAKING DOCUMENTARY SERIES with producer Sigrid Dyekjaer
Why don’t you make it into a series? A question you hear more and more frequently at pitching forums. This also goes for productions labelled as creative documentaries. During this master class, Danish producer Sigrid Dyekjaer takes us through some essential considerations when working with documentaries series, such as the shaping of the documentary story as one or two series, the way that the production of documentary series works, as well as the market benefits of documentary series.

March 16-18, 17.30-18.00, Excelsior lounge, Electra Palace Hotel ground floor
The Doc Market organizes half-hour talks by professionals from different areas/professions in the documentary world. The talks will take place in an informal environment and the speakers will share valuable advice and observations drawn from their extensive experience in the industry. This year’s speakers are:

Wednesday 16/3 - presentation by Helena Fantl (Archidoc Institution)
Thursday 17/3 - presentation by Rea Apostolides, Cecilie Bolvinkel, Dimitra Kouzi and Avra Georgiou (Moving Docs)
Friday 18/3 - presentation by Alexandros Christoyiannis (OTE TV)
March 17, 9:30 – 13.00, Pavlos Zannas Theatre
La Fémis, the French National Film School, organizes a pitching session of 10 European archive based documentary film projects, which have been developed within the European professional workshop ARCHIDOC, to a panel of broadcasters and distributors. Archidoc is sponsored by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.
Source: 18th TDF

  Zacharias Mavroeidis
  Jost Hering
  Angeliki Antoniou
  Rea Apostolides
  Avra Georgiou
  Panos Papadopoulos
  Vicky Miha
  Tonislav Hristov
  Kaarle Aho
  Angélique Kourounis
  Boo productions
  17th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Doc Market
  Balkan Titles at the 18th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
  Doc Market
  MEDIA Programme
  EDN - Official Website
  18th Thessaloniki Documentary Fesival - Official Website
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