Documentary Association of Europe @EFM/BERLINALE

While the EFM offerings are happening again online this year, we know some of you will be in Berlin showing your films, meeting colleagues and enjoying Berlin’s cinemas and audiences. DAE will be available for you to meet online, but don’t forget to reach out via email if you’d like to catch up in person. Request meetings either online or IRL via this email. Marion & Brigid will be around for the duration of the festival.
If you’re accredited for the EFM, you can use the helpful documentary filter in the event schedule to find the documentary offerings. We’ve selected our favorites from the programme, see more info & links below.
Furthermore: save the date for a Members Meet-Up: we will be meeting virtually on April 4, 16:00-17:30 to catch up and discuss association business. We’ll send a zoom link and more information closer to the date. If you’ve got discussion points or questions you’d like share with us in advance, you can email here.
Book a Consultation with DAE
You can book a consultation with us to discuss your new projects, get to know DAE or get some advice during the EFM at our consultation sessions. Each meeting is 20 minutes with an industry expert. Book soon as slots are filling up.

Consultation Slots:
Monday Feburary 14 10:00 – 12:00 CET
Tuesday February 15 15:00 – 17:00 CET
Thursday February 17 10:00 – 12:00 CET

Archive Day: Extended Registration Deadline
EFM’s online Archive Day will take place for the third time on February 15. International archival researchers and representatives of archives will give tips on working with footage and participants are invited to learn more about the archives’ footage libraries.

Please e-mail to efm-archiveday@berlinale.de to pre-register your meetings. Deadline extended to February 12pm CET.

Talk: Women in Film – Female Documentary Filmmakers’ Perspectives on Working in the Diaspora
In this event three filmmakers will discuss how they define and place themselves as female documentary directors and how to empower the voice of women filmmakers in the diaspora. Margje de Koning, artistic director of Movies that Matter, has the honor to go into conversation on these matters with Syrian Kurdish filmmaker Guevara Namer, Marta Popivoda, a filmmaker from Belgrade, both based in Berlin and Lidija Zelovic, a filmmaker from Sarajevo, based in Amsterdam.

This talk is happening on February 15 17:00-18:00 CET.

Meet the Festivals: deadline for pre-registration today
Every day many festival programmers and representatives are available for you to meet. Click through the event schedule to select a time for you. Check here for more information.

You can find all the documentary offerings here.

See you in online or in Berlin, and you can join our rapidly-growing movement here.

We are also wishing all our members and friends with films in the Official Selection a wonderful festival and productive market! EFM is afterall the birthplace of DAE.