RX FRANCE revealed that MIPDOC will expand its footprint during the 60th MIPTV next April, announcing a world class international screenings summit for over 500 buyers, along with a new CANNESERIES documentary series selection, return of the MIPDOC Screenings Library, and the build out of a 2000 SQM MIPDOC & MIPFORMATS Producers Hub and Lounge in the prestigious Riviera Hall of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.
Billed as ‘the biggest week in unscripted television’, the 25th MIPDOC International Documentary & Factual Co-Production Market runs within the MIPTV Spring International Television Market (17-19 April 2023) in Cannes with one pass covering all.
The inaugural MIPDOC International Buyers Screenings showcase will take place pre-MIPTV on the afternoon of Sunday 16 April in the world-renowned Debussy Theatre of Cannes’ Palais des Festivals. A worldwide call for entries has opened, seeking the biggest new doc and factual content from leading producers and studios set to launch globally in Spring 2023 to be screened to an invited audience of over 500 international buyers. Submissions for consideration can be entered at www.miptv.com/mipdoc with the final selection made by a jury of genre experts.
Running alongside MIPTV, Season 6 of CANNESERIES (14-19 April) also introduces its first documentary selection, the International Documentary Series Competition, in 2023. MIPDOC buyers will have an exclusive first look at the selection during Sunday’s MIPDOC International Buyer Screenings ahead of screenings as part of CANNESERIES on Monday 17 April.
Also announced is the return of the MIPDOC Screenings Library, active from Sunday in the Palais des Festivals and offering buyers access to an unrivalled range of documentary and factual titles onsite during the market and online post-show via OneMIP. Whilst an extended MIPDOC & MIPFORMATS Producers Hub and Lounge, set against the backdrop of Cannes’ iconic Mediterranean sea view, is designed to accommodate hundreds of meetings daily for creators, producers, commissioners, financiers and development executives.
RX France Entertainment Division Director & Director of MIPTV Lucy Smith said: “We embrace MIPTV’s leadership position as the biggest week in unscripted each April in Cannes. MIPDOC and MIPFORMATS, having already moved to the heart of the new look MIPTV, will grab an even a bigger focus next Spring. Going into its 60th anniversary MIPTV feels rejuvenated and more relevant than ever.”
In addition to MIPDOC, 2023’s first MIP market of the year will feature genre focused strands for Drama (MIPDRAMA), Kids (Future of Kids TV) and Formats (MIPFORMATS) – all accessible with a single registration. MIPFORMATS will also be extended, featuring further workshops, showcases, the FRAPA summit and a new Fresh TV Formats survey from The WIT. Further announcements will follow in the run up to the Spring market.
Re-shaped in 2022, the forthcoming MIPTV is expected to welcome more than 200 exhibitors and 2500 buyers with participants hailing from 100 countries.
MIPTV forms part of a portfolio of markets and conferences from RX France’s Entertainment Division that serve the international television distribution and production community year-round, sitting alongside MIPCANCUN (14-17 November 2023), MIPJUNIOR, and ‘the mother of all entertainment content markets’ MIPCOM CANNES whose 39th edition will be held 16-19 October 2023.