What We Do
The Agora Doc Market was launched in 1999, together with the first Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. The actions of the Agora Doc Market were adapted to the needs of film directors from Central and Southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean.
The Agora Doc Market is the developmental arm of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, which brings together an international network of professionals and offers the space and the conditions for meetings, discussions and professional deals in an informal, welcoming and professional atmosphere.
The Agora Doc Market manual contains all the films participating in the Agora Doc Market, all the Agora Docs in Progress projects, the EDN Docs in Thessaloniki projects, and the profiles of the companies and professionals taking part in the Agora Doc Market.
The Agora Doc Market provides secretarial and marketing support, a service for setting personal meetings and follow-up trade contacts to all attendees for the effective completion of business negotiations.
The Agora Doc Market takes place on the ground Floor of Warehouse C at the Port of Thessaloniki from 2 to 9 March 2019.
The Agora Doc Market includes the following clusters:
Agora Doc Market 2–9 March 2019
Our digital library promotes the majority of films participating in the program of the 21st TDF. More than 430 films from all over the world will be presented, with an emphasis on the Greek films produced over the past year. In this way, a greater number of films will be able to find their way to other festivals and distribution companies.
Agora Docs in Progress 6 March 2019
Agora DiP gives the chance to selected sales agents, distributors and festival programmers from all over the world to be the first to discover feature films from Mediterranean and Balkan countries, in the stage just before completion.
EDN Pitching Forum – Docs in Thessaloniki 1–5 March 2019
In the Pitching Forum organized by EDN, 21 European and international projects will be presented. Film professionals guide directors and producers to create attractive films.
EDN Docs in Thessaloniki Masterclass 5 March 2019
In Europe, documentary has for decades lacked wellfunctioning structures for efficient educational distribution. But digital platforms now bring a whole new perspective to reaching schools. During this masterclass Paulina Tervo, Co-CEO at Lyfta, provides valuable insights that will help you reach new audiences and build an income from educational distribution.
Moving Docs, Warehouse C, 7-9 March 2019
Moving Docs brings powerful films to screens big and small, by combining live screenings and event cinema with innovative online distribution. With 19 partners across Europe, it enables a selection of the best European documentaries to cross borders and reach new audiences in over 20 territories.
Moving Docs is the very first initiative of its kind, powered by national partners across Europe, managed by the European Documentary Network, and supported by Creative Europe.
For more information: www.movingdocs.org
Doc Market Happy Hour 2-9 March 2019
Festival guests have the opportunity to meet and get to know each other in a friendly environment. Happy Hour takes place every afternoon between 18:00–19:00 on the 1st Floor of Warehouse C.
- Warehouse C, Tuesday 5/3, 17:00–18:00
Presentation of “The City and the City,” a project by Syllas Tzoumerkas & Christos Passalis
- Warehouse C, Wednesday 6/3, 17:00–18:00
Documentary Festivals – Let’s Talk about Programming
- Warehouse C, Thursday 7/3, 17:00–18:00
Greek Documentary Association: The Future of Documentaries in Our Region