Doc Pitch 2019 Submission

18 Dec 2018 - 29 Mar 2019

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DOC PITCH

Doc Pitch 2019 will take place on Friday, 7 June 2019 as part of the Screen Edge Forum.

Submissions for Doc Pitch 2019 are now open. Doc Edge invites all documentary filmmakers working on a project and seeking financing and/or co-production opportunities to submit their project using the Doc Pitch 2019 Entry Form.

Up to 15 projects will be selected. The selected finalists will be given the opportunity to develop their projects, trailers and pitching skills through a series of Doc Clinics with mentoring from film professionals. The finalists will pitch their project to a panel of domestic and international commissioning editors, distributors, producers, broadcasters and funding agencies.

AWARDS

The winner of the Best Pitch will receive a $15,000 prize package which includes cash, services and mentoring. More details to be announced.

PROJECTS

Doc Pitch seeks projects with international appeal, challenging/innovative subject matter and treatment/delivery with co-production potential. Projects that push creative boundaries and/or have multi-platform potential are highly encouraged.
Applications are open for the following categories:
 Feature (over 40’) festival documentary
 Television documentary series
 Short (up to 39’) festival documentary

Doc Pitch is looking for fresh and innovative projects that:
• Are in late development or early pre-production
• Are contemporary with diverse characters and voices
• Are compelling character-driven stories with a complete story-arc and strong narrative structure
• Have broad audience appeal and are globally relevant
• Are led by actuality/action rather than interviews/talking heads
• Champion social justice and/or social change with purpose and impact
• Have a strong social media and marketing campaign
• Have high production values

DOC CLINICS

In order to assist in the development of the pitching projects and to upskill filmmakers in the art of pitching, Doc Edge offers a series of Doc Clinic workshops throughout the year.

Doc Clinics are a great way to get more guidance, insight and knowledge through in-depth talks and workshops from experienced film professionals.

DOC CLINICS #1 & 2
For all filmmakers interested in applying to Doc Pitch 2019
If you are interested in applying to Doc Pitch, you are invited to register for two introductory Doc Clinics:
Saturday, 23 February 2019 10am – 1pm
Saturday, 23 March 2019 10am – 1pm

DOC CLINICS #3 & 4
*Closed sessions for selected Doc Pitch 2019 finalists
Selected projects are required to attend a series of two Doc Clinics. Selected finalists will receive in-depth training and mentoring to develop their pitching skills and supporting materials.

Saturday, 4 May 2019 10am – 1pm
Saturday, 18 May 2019 10am – 1pm
*These two Clinics are mandatory to attend

DOC CLINICS #5 & 6
For all filmmakers
These Clinics will cover production, delivery and distribution.
Saturday, 27 July 2019 10am – 1pm
Saturday, 27 September 2019 10am – 1pm

DEADLINE

Please submit your project by the submission deadline of Friday, 29 March 2019.

Successful applicants will be notified by Thursday, 18 April 2018.

REGISTRATION

Complete the Doc Pitch 2019 Entry Form and submit by email with supporting materials.

FEE (GST Exclusive)
Regular: $249
Guild Member: $199 (Proof of ID required)

The registration fee is payable here.

Each registration includes:
1. Your project submission
2. Registration to all six Doc Clinics
3. One registration to Screen Edge Forum 2019

Check the Doc Edge website regularly for more information and updates.

We look forward to receiving your project submission! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding Doc Pitch or the Doc Clinics: forum@docedge.nz or call us at 09 360 0329.

The Doc Edge team

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