MIPDoc 20th Anniversary to Feature World Premiere Screenings, Keynotes


PARIS: MIPDoc is marking its 20th anniversary with a lineup of events featuring keynote addresses from top documentary executives and world premiere screenings.

Co-production will be a key focus of events such as the MIPDoc International Pitch and the Matchmaking sessions. There will also be a keynote super-panel titled “Factual Titans Speak International Co-production” on Saturday, April 1, featuring executives from ZDF Enterprises, NHNZ, PBS, ARTE and more. MIPDoc will also host the world premiere screening of ZDF Enterprises’ Big Pacific and NHK and CC&C’s Tokyo Phoenix: The Rise of Modern Japan.

FOX Networks Group Content Distribution will unveil an exclusive preview of Origins: The Journey of Humankind as part of the MIPDoc Networking Lunch at the Majestic Hotel. On Sunday, PBS International, PBS and ARTE are presenting a MIPDoc Showcase featuring selected excerpts from The Vietnam War with filmmaker Lynn Novick.

Confirmed speakers for the MIPDoc International Co-production Summit thus far include David Royle of Smithsonian Networks, Conrad Riggs of Amazon, Laura Fleury of A&E Television Networks, Bo Stehmeier of Red Arrow International and Nicolas Deschamps of Gédéon Programmes.

MIPDoc will be held April 1 and 2.