Attend Docs for Sale

    Or subscribe to Docs for Sale Online throughout the year.

    As a central component of IDFA, the biggest documentary film festival in the world, the Docs for Sale market is an unmissable event for buyers, distributors and festival programmers looking for the best creative documentaries for their TV/cinema slot or festival program.

    Docs for Sale 2020 setup

    This year, Docs for Sale will take place online. The Docs for Sale catalogue will continue to offer a formidable selection of creative documentary films, and the market will, as usual, provide a meeting place where producers and sales agents can meet potential buyers and make deals. One-on-one meetings, pre-arranged by the team, will remain a key aspect of the Docs for Sale experience.

    The first titles in the Docs for Sale 2020 catalogue are online, and the complete Docs for Sale 2019 catalogue is still available online. You can also browse the 2019 catalogue in an A-Z shortlist or an index by sales company.

    Key dates:

    • Docs for Sale 2020 Catalogue: available and updated throughout the year
    • Online meetings: November 16-20
    • Complete selection: available in November
    • Submissions open: June 12
    • Submission deadline: September 15


    We want your experience at Docs for Sale, whether it be your first time or your tenth, to be successful and stress-free.

    In 2020, Docs for Sale services are moving to an online environment. One-on-one meetings and Rough Cut Presentations will be two fixtures of our services this year, with more to be announced.

    Docs for Sale Online subscription

    TV buyers, distributors and festival programmers can also subscribe to our online viewing services throughout the year. An one-year online viewing subscription costs €160 (excl. 21% VAT). Please read the terms and conditions before filling out the subscription form available in MyIDFA.

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