Miptv recently unveiled the 11 doc and factual productions selected for the inaugural Mipdoc International Buyer Screenings, scheduled to be showcased before an audience of global buyers on Sunday April 16 in Cannes as part of the 25th MIPDOC International Documentary & Factual Co-Production Market at MIPTV. “Advancing Doc and Factual acquisitions is at the core of MIPDOC, and our new Super Sunday screenings can only be served up in Cannes” said RX France Entertainment Division Director & Director of MIPTV Lucy Smith. “Staging this day for buyers means they can discover AND acquire the hottest factual content from both the MIPTV market and the CANNESERIES festival early and easily.”
The Screenings line-up includes "Blue Carbon" by Off the Fence from the Netherlands, "Cactus Hotel" by Albatross World Sales from Germany, "The Caravan" by Cabalfilms from Spain, "Catching Lightning" by Paramount Global Content Distribution from USA, "A Cold War of Spies" by Autentic from Germany, "The First Inventors" by Abacus Media Rights from the UK
"Nicole Kidman, Eyes Wide Open" by ARTE Distribution from France, "Prison Project" 'Little Scandinavia’ by SVT from Sweden, "The Rise of Wagner" by Mediawan from France, "The Singh Case: A Long Journey to the Truth" by About Premium Content from France and "The Vatican" by Federation Studios from France.
The event will take place as part of the new Pre-MIPTV ‘Super Sunday’ program from 3:30pm on 16 April in the Debussy Theatre of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, followed by the MIPDOC Opening Party in partnership with Paramount Global Content Distribution. The 60th edition of the event will feature Formats (MIPFORMATS), Drama (MIPDRAMA), Kids (THE FUTURE OF KIDS TV SUMMIT) and FAST & GLOBAL – the Fast Channel Summit.
Overall, MipTV is expected to welcome more than 530 exhibiting companies and 1600 buyers this April with participants currently hailing from over 80 countries. Among the hundreds of leading documentary and factual buyers confirmed to attend the market are representatives from A+E Networks, Aljazeera Media Network, Amazon Studios, American Public Television, Arte, CBC/Radio-Canada, Channel 4, Foxtel, France Télévisions, Globo, The History Channel, ITV, National Geographic Television, Network Ten, NHK Enterprises, PBS International, RMC Découverte, RTE, Seven.One Entertainment Group, Sky, SBS, TF1, Warner Bros. Discovery.
The inaugural screenings will present 10-15 minute excerpts of each title to give buyers an exclusive first look at the most highly anticipated new documentary and factual content being launched globally in Spring 2023. The final selection was curated by a jury of genre experts, (including executives from PBS Distribution, American Public Television and ITV Studios) from over 70 submissions received from 21 countries.
"Super Sunday" at MIPTV will also feature an exclusive preview of the selection from the Cannesseries International Documentary Series Competition, introduced by the festival, which runs in parallel with the market from 14-19 April. In addition to the introduction of new world-class screenings, MIPDOC’s expanded footprint for 2023 also includes the much-anticipated return of the MIPDOC Screenings Library, (open in advance for online screenings and with a dedicated space on Level 3 of the Palais des Festivals), along with the build out of a MIPDOC & MIPFORMATS Producers Hub and Lounge in the Riviera Hall of the Palais des Festivals – both of which are open from the Sunday morning to all MIPTV badge holders.