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Docs Ireland to spotlight the Nordics

Nordic filmmakers are set to arrive in Belfast this summer in a prestigious line up of industry reps attending the Docs Ireland Marketplace in June.

The Finnish Film Foundation, Nordisk Panorama, SVT and Swedish Film Institute will join a full line up of delegates from the UK, Ireland, Europe and the US. The Docs Ireland Marketplace is fast becoming a crucial networking opportunity for documentary filmmakers, attracting some of the biggest names in the global documentary film industry to meet Irish, UK and international filmmakers to discuss their projects.

A hub for funding, sales and distribution of documentaries in Ireland and globally, the market is a springboard for domestic talent, as well as welcoming international submissions.

This year the Docs Ireland marketplace will take place on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd June at 2 Royal Avenue in Belfast.

The deadline to submit projects is Friday 19th April at

The prestigious delegation includes:

  • Autlook Film Sales
  • CAT&Docs
  • Conic Films
  • Cinetic Media
  • Documentary Association of Europe
  • Dokufest Kosovo
  • DR Sales
  • e u ROPE Doconsultancy
  • Fifth Season
  • Film Harbour
  • Finnish Film Foundation
  • INDOX Films
  • Java Films
  • Lightdox
  • Met Film Sales
  • Nordisk Panorama
  • POV
  • S4C
  • Sarajevo International Film Festival
  • SBS
  • Screen Ireland
  • Sundance Film Festival
  • SVT
  • Swedish Film Institute
  • SWR
  • TG4
  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
  • True/False
  • Wildcard Distribution
  • Others to be confirmed

The Docs Ireland marketplace is the only dedicated documentary marketplace on the island of Ireland. Docs Ireland provides an outlet for filmmakers to pitch their project through carefully matched meetings organised by the festival’s industry team. Participating projects from previous years have gone on to screen and win awards at Sundance, Hot Docs, IDFA, LFF, Venice and Telluride, with Chloe Abrahams’ The Taste of Mango going on to win the British Independent Film Award (BIFA) for Best Debut Documentary.

Docs Ireland Head of Industry, Roisín Geraghty commented:

“We are excited to welcome leading industry delegates from the Irish and international documentary industry players to Belfast this June to participate in the sixth Docs Ireland project marketplace. The only doc-specific hub of funding, sales and distribution on the island of Ireland, the marketplace continues to go from strength to strength each year, providing an opportunity for filmmakers to meet one-to-one in carefully curated meetings with decision makers and consultants from the world of non-fiction.”

Docs Ireland is supported by Northern Ireland Screen through the Department for Communities, Belfast City Council, Screen Ireland and BFI/Film Hub NI, and is proudly sponsored by TG4, BBCNI and Yellowmoon.