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DOC EDGE PITCH

A pitching forum for documentary features, shorts and TV series

Doc Edge Pitch is a significant opportunity for filmmakers to pitch their documentary proposals to industry experts, to find new partnerships, receive feedback and progress their ideas to funding stage.
Doc Edge Pitch is run as part of Doc Edge Forum, previously known as Screen Edge Forum.

DOC EDGE PITCH 2019 IS OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

Doc Edge invites all documentary filmmakers working on a project and seeking financing and/or co-production opportunities to submit their project by Friday, 29 March 2019.

The winner of the Best Pitch 2019 will receive a $15,000 prize package which includes cash, services and mentoring. 

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 Edge Clinics throughout the year.

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

ENTRY FORM

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

    Submissions for Doc Edge 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 Edge 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 Edge 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.

  • Doc Edge 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 Edge 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

  • The panel consists of domestic and international commissioning editors, distributors, producers, broadcasters and funding agencies to be confirmed. 

  • The winner of the Best Pitch 2019 will receive a $15,000 prize package which includes cash, services and mentoring. 

    RECENT BEST PITCH WINNERS
    2018 – Francis Baker | Bombs
    2017 – Jack Nicol | No. 1 Stand
    2016 – J.Ollie Lucks & Julia Parnell | Wilbur Force
    2015 – Robyn Paterson | In Zone
    2014 – David Farrier | Tickled
    2013 – Pietra Brettkelly | A Flickering Truth

    Other successful Doc Edge Pitch projects include:
    The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls, Hip Hop-eration, Relocating Mountains, Loving in Limbo, The Price of Peace, An Accidental Berliner, Walk with Me, Te Hono Ki Aotearoa: The Waka for Peace, Brother No. 1, Pictures of Susan, There Once was an Island, Lost in Wonderland, Druglawed.

  • Doc Edge Pitch will be held on Friday, 7 June 2019. 

  • Regular: $249 + gst
    Guild Member: $199 + gst (Proof of ID required)

    The registration fee is payable via Lil Regie HERE.

    Each registration includes:
    – Your project submission
    – Registration to all six Doc Edge Clinics
    – One registration to Doc Edge Forum 2019

  • 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 Edge Clinics throughout the year.

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

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

    DOC EDGE CLINICS #3 & 4
    *Closed sessions for selected Doc Edge Pitch 2019 finalists
    Selected projects are required to attend a series of two Doc Edge Clinics. Selected finalists will receive in-depth training and mentoring to develop their pitching skills and supporting materials.          
    #3 – Sat 4 May 2019 10am – 1pm
    #4 – Sat 18 May 2019 10am – 1pm
    *These two Clinics are mandatory to attend

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

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