EFM Docs and Archive Market

The information on this page refers to the European Film Market 2024.

Updated information on the European Film Market 2025 will be published from autumn 2024.


Manu Guddait & Dörte Grimm
EFM Docs

Dörte Grimm
Archive Market

EFM Docs & Archive Market: Feb 16-20, 2024

As in 2023 you will find all documentary activities within the EFM Industry Sessions conference and networking programme as well as an exclusive meeting point for the documentary industry in the Documentation Centre for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation, just a three-minute walk from Gropius Bau. The selected talk formats will focus on highly topical developments in the documentary landscape. Our tailored and pre-scheduled meeting formats Meet the Festivals and Consult the Experts offer the possibility to meet and consult with our international guests, many of them from the documentary landscape.

DAE – Documentary Association of Europe – our partner regarding all documentary activities will support us again in the framework of the EFM Industry Sessions in 2024. In addition to our collaboration on conference talks and roundtables focusing on documentary topics, DAE once again offers walk-in consultations from Friday to Monday, Feb 16-19.
You can pre-register for walk in consultations via the EFM Event Schedule, if you are registered for the EFM with an (Online) Market Badge and logged into your account.

Consultations & One-on-Ones

CONSULT THE EXPERTS (Feb 16-19, 2024)

Our consultations facilitate discussions between participants with projects at all stages and key-figures from the following fields:

  • Funding / Packaging
  • Impact Producing / Marketing / Press & PR
  • (Co-) Production
  • Sales / Distribution

Each hour-long session connects you and 4 others with one industry expert.

MEET THE FESTIVALS (Feb 16-19, 2024)

Forge connections with top festival programmers and market representatives, discuss current projects and gain insights into the programming and editorial focus of the respective festival. You can book up to three of the 7-minute long one-on-one meetings.

Pre-registration for both formats starts at the end of January 2024 and will be available through the EFM Event Schedule if you are registered for the EFM with an (Online) Market Badge and logged into your account.

Archive Market: Feb 20, 2024

For the fifth time, the EFM shines a light on archives and archival research with an on-site edition of the Archive Market within Café Connect at the Documentation Centre for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation. Representatives of premier, international footage libraries present their archives and invite EFM participants to discover their collections and discuss specific projects. On Tuesday, the Archive Market will be enhanced by two archive-related panels in Café Connect, as well as an archive panel/case study featured in the conference programme. Additionally, an insightful podcast highlighting the crucial work of archives and archive producers will be available online at the beginning of February 2024.


Renowned archive producers offer walk-in consultations on archival expertise. Consultations will take place throughout Tuesday at the Café Connect within the Documentation Centre for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation.

Pre-registration starts at the end of January 2024 and will be available through the EFM Event Schedule if you are registered for the EFM with an (Online) Market Badge and logged into your account.


Tue Feb 20, 14:00 – 14:45
Producers’ Challenges in Archival Workflows

Tue Feb 20, 14:45 – 15:30
International Work Strategies of Archive Producers


Sarah Leyck, Ulrich Ramershoven


Marie-Béatrice Meunier

Bridgeman Images

Kathrin Lankes, Tobias Marold

British Pathé

Simon Witter

Bundesarchiv / Federal Archives

Stephanie Mieth, Alexandre Reingatch

Cézame Music Agency

Gabriele von Hartmann, Judith Halberstam, Alexandra Eichhorn

Deutsche Kinemathek

Diana Kluge, Susanne Schumann

dpa – Picture Alliance

Andrea Schiele, Christoph Grill

Getty Images

Robert Vervloet, Stefanie Ströbel


Norman Koblitz, Samira Mohammed Ali

Luce Historical Archive / Cinecittà

Enrico Bufalini, Cristiano Migliorelli


Kerstin Lommatzsch, Manuel Heller

rbb media / footage berlin

Wiltrud Hembus, Undine Lücke


Helen Walker


Vanessa Rubino


Barbara Rodriguez, Maria Diaz Pereira

Spiegel TV

Ute Wiedemeyer, Nico Viets