Docs for Sale

    The world’s premier market for creative documentary cinema

    Docs for Sale facilitates the sales and distribution of high-end documentary films, providing one-on-one meetings, bespoke services, and strategic know-how for IDFA-selected films as well as other outstanding titles on today's market. Over the years, it has grown into one of the world’s premier markets and distribution incubators for documentary cinema, welcoming artistic documentary films from all over the world.

    The market is open to films that target cinema, television, and online audiences, facilitating one-on-one meetings between film teams and buyers, festival programmers, sales agents, and distributors, in addition to offering bespoke services for films looking to maximize their launch and exposure at IDFA. Now housed under the same roof as IDFA Forum, in Amsterdam's Felix Meritis, Docs for Sale has become the integral final stop for films looking for distribution.

    The upcoming edition of Docs for Sale takes place Friday, November 11 to Wednesday, November 16, 2022.

    Docs for Sale online subscription
    Our Docs for Sale catalogue is available to buyers, distributors, and festival programmers throughout the year. You can also request access to the Docs for Sale viewing services outside the festival. A one-year online viewing subscription costs €160 (excl. 21% VAT) and is valid for 12 months from the time of payment. Please read the terms and conditions before filling out the subscription form. Acquiring a Docs for Sale viewing subscription in the period outside the festival also gives you access to the next festival edition’s catalogue and the on-site Docs for Sale service in Amsterdam. Go to the Docs for Sale subscription form.

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