docfilm42 – independent documentary film initiative

docfilm42, platform and referral portal for independently produced documentaries, was founded by filmmakers in 2018.

Our focus is on diversity and non-conformity. We aim to promote a diverse and pluralistic society through enhancing its visibility.

On the website, the respective film pages provide background information and authorized streaming links. Thus, our website also functions as an archive for independent documentaries. In addition, we curate film series and organize film screenings followed by discussions.

Our initiative sees itself as a complement to existing offerings and as a non-commercial project that does not compete with them.

We cooperate with streaming platform sooner.de, where docfilm42 is represented with its own channel. The films presented on docfilm42.de are partially available on sooner.de, but also on other platforms.

The range of films on docfilm42 is regularly expanded. The selection is made by a team according to transparent criteria, based on aspects such as topic, diversity (in front of and behind the camera), social and artistic relevance, etc.