POLISH DOCS PRO DELEGATION AT DOK INDUSTRY IN LEIPZIG
This year's edition of DOK Industry, a series of events for film industry insiders that accompany Germany's DOK Leipzig – one of the most important documentary film festivals in Europe – will have a hybrid formula. Leipzig will be visited by a Polish delegation of producers who will present themselves to international film industry representatives during events prepared as part of the Polish Docs Pro project.
Polish producers will get the opportunity to promote, participate in networking meetings, and search for international partners as part of the open DOK Industry program.
Producers representing the following companies will participate in the DOK Industry delegation:
Pinot Films ( project Girls' Stories by Aga Borzym)
Kijora Film (project Flight by Anna Zakrzewska and Łukasz Ronduda)
Telemark (project Pianoforte by Jakub Piątek)
Haka Films (project Boylesque by Bogna Kowalczyk)
Raban Foundation (project Beasts by Tomasz Knittel)
Girls' Stories was also invited to co-production meetings organised under DOK Co-Pro Market. As every year, the DOK Market video library is going to feature a selection of ten most interesting Polish documentaries.
DOK Leipzig's festival program is also going to include a number of Polish highlights. Viewers will get to see Polish documentary (The Balcony Movie by Paweł Łoziński, Bucolic by Karol Pałka, or Light Years by Monika Proba) and animated films (Impossible Figures and Other Stories I by Marta Pajek, 98 kg by Izabela Plucińska, and Crumbs of Life by Katarzyna Miechowicz). You can read more about Polish films in Leipzig here.
The project Polish Docs PRO focuses primarily on a wide promotion of Polish documentary film industry at international events addressed to film professionals. It supports film-makers and producers in developing their projects by facilitating access to the markets abroad, co-coordinating the trips of delegations to the pitching forums and co-production markets, organising the presentations of projects, production models and co-production opportunities with Poland, organising networking meetings, participation in lectures, panel discussions, workshops and training sessions. The aim of the Polish Docs PRO is to establish the brand of Polish documentary film in the international film environment and to develop international co-operation.