We invite you to present projects at the pitching event organized during this year's festival. Our guests will include producers, world sales agents, festival programmers, and program editors from European television networks.

The Industry section is organized in collaboration with CANAL+ Poland.

The award for the best project will be 3000 EUR. In last year's prize pool, there were also awards from Smakjam, SFP, and DAE.

Progress Pitching Session - the aim of the pitching is to promote international co-productions, utilize the expertise of festival guests, and create a space where globally potential films can emerge. We are currently confirming the participation of key decision makers in the film industry, including commissioning editors and leading sales agents. The list of guests will be available in March 2024.

We invite you to submit film proposals at the development, pre-production, production, post-production, or rough-cut stage, seeking opportunities for international co-productions or distribution.

From the submissions, we will select 10 projects to be presented during the Progress Pitching Session.

The pitching will take place during MDAG Industry from May 9th to 13th. The optimal presentation format is a producer/director pair.

Please submit proposals by February 29th, 2023. Applications are via a form which can be found here.

New pitching component - TRAINING

Qualified participants will be offered training sessions with recognized industry specialists who will assist in preparing presentations to appeal to international decision makers.


Kim Christiansen - executive producer. He deals with documentary films and co-productions at DR Sales. With over 20 years in the documentary film industry (sales and acquisition of rights, commissioning, co-production), he was the sales director at TV 2 WORLD and the Industry department director at CPH:DOX (in 2012 and 2013).

Martijn te Pas - Film programmer & Festival advisor. Martijn te Pas studied psychology, English, and film and television studies at the University of Amsterdam. From 2000 to 2019, he was part of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) as a senior programmer. He was an advisor to IDFA Bertha Fund and IDFA Forum.


Presentations will be conducted in English. In case of any doubts, please contact After the project selection, we will provide detailed information regarding pitching preparation.


MDAG Industry is a unique event project for the film industry, connecting Polish creators with international representatives from festivals (Cannes, Sundance, Berlinale, CPH: DOX, IDFA, DOC NYC, Hot Docs, and others), distributors, producers, sales agents, and well-known stars of contemporary cinema. We started in 2021 with one event, and from 2022, we have been creating an expanded module of industry events under the MDAG Industry banner.