Chiledoc Berlinale 2024

DOK Co-Pro Market selects 35 projects for 2023

Scheduled for October 9-10 in Leipzig, the 19th edition of the DOK Co-Pro Market has selected 35 documentary projects from 30 countries, revealing a wide-ranging slate that tackles various urgent issues. This year’s selection process was particularly competitive, drawing a notable 316 submissions.

Projects like Halyna Lavrynets’ Omelko’s House or Guests from Kharkiv, Olga Stuga’s Second Line, and Dmytro Hreshko’s Divia focus on the complexities of the ongoing war in Ukraine. These films explore themes of displacement, migration, and environmental degradation against a backdrop of conflict.

The market also gives prominence to the true crime genre, with projects such as Tamara Erde’s Shaina 13 to 15, Lene Berg’s The Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and Loris G. Nese’s Last Time.

Youth-centric documentaries are another strong suit of this year’s line-up. Works like Victoria Álvares and Quentin Delaroche’s PULSE and Aygul Bakanova’s Overtones (WT) focus on youth in the context of contemporary challenges, from activism to education. Additionally, the market includes a serialized project on cyberbullying titled I Don’t Want to Say Goodbye by Carola Fuentes.

The DOK Co-Pro Market this year extends its global reach with directors and producers joining from various continents including the Americas, Asia, and Africa. Among them is a multinational co-production titled Djeliya, Memory of Manding by Boubacar Sangaré, involving Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, and Ivory Coast.

DOK Co-Pro Market 2023 projects

  • Artificial Clouds: (dir. Josefina Buschmann) – Chile
  • Asphaltos: (dir. Eleftherios Panagiotou) – France
  • Barbara Hammer Project: (dir. Brydie O’Connor) – USA
  • Be My Guest Worker: (dir. Sanhah Lee) – South Korea, Germany
  • Ben û Sen: (dir. Ahmet Petek) – France
  • The Conspiracy of the Nobodies: (dir. Martín Rocca) – Spain
  • December: (dir. Grzegorz Paprzycki) – Poland, Lithuania
  • Divia: (dir. Dmytro Hreshko) – Ukraine, Poland
  • Djeliya, Memory of Manding: (dir. Boubacar Sangaré) – Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, Ivory Coast
  • Eaglette – A Superstar Erased: (dir. Bev Ditsie) – South Africa
  • The Forty Girls: (dir. Mohammad Ali Sheida) – Afghanistan
  • GENESIS: (dir. Daria Yurkevich) – Belarus, Germany
  • Ghost Boat: (dir. Tanim Yousuf) – Bangladesh, Germany
  • The Home Movie: (dir. Anu Czerwinski) – Poland
  • The Horsemen of the Apocalypse: (dir. Lene Berg) – Norway
  • How Many Nights How Many Days: (dir. Alaa Dajani) – Egypt, Germany
  • I Don’t Want to Say Goodbye: (dir. Carola Fuentes) – Chile
  • Just like a Dream: (dir. Corine Shawi) – Lebanon
  • Last time: (dir. Loris G. Nese) – Italy
  • Letters from Home: (dir. Xin Fang) – China
  • Lisa: (dir. Frederik Arens Grandin) – France
  • Omelko’s House or Guests from Kharkiv: (dir. Halyna Lavrinets) – Ukraine
  • One Street in Silwan: (dir. Bissan Tibi) – Israel
  • Overtones (WT): (dir. Aygul Bakanova) – Kyrgyzstan, Germany
  • Prison Honey: (dirs. Jonas Eisenschmidt, Constanze Wolpers) – Germany
  • PULSE: (dirs. Victoria Álvares, Quentin Delaroche) – Brazil
  • The Quiet Part: (dir. Rachel Lauren Mueller) – USA
  • Rabbit: (dir. Chloe Fairweather) – UK
  • Second Line: (dir. Olga Stuga) – Ukraine, France
  • Shaina 13 to 15: (dir. Tamara Erde) – France
  • The Star: (dir. Alejandro Alonso) – Cuba, France
  • Untying the Knot: (dir. Chona Mangalindan) – Philippines, UK
  • War on Women: (dir. Maris Salumets) – Estonia
  • Wind and View: (dir. Sheng-Hung (Sean) Hsieh) – Taiwan, Japan
  • ZOOTOPIA: (dir. Tristan Ferland Milewski) – Germany

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