Many festivals and industry events around the globe are postponing or cancelling their 2020 editions in the face of the Covid-19.
Doc Edge has decided not to postpone, not to cancel, but to deliver its full programme of industry events online until further notice. The Doc Edge team is looking at this as an opportunity more than a challenge.
There are some advantages to delivering our events online, and Doc Edge will do its best to explore, incorporate and deliver those benefits to the filmmaking community.
When nobody can travel, New Zealand is no longer a victim of geography. This allows us to invite international guests to participate in Doc Edge events who wouldn’t normally be able to travel to New Zealand.
You can also attend the events from wherever you are, and even in your pj’s if you wish. We won’t judge!
Here’s what we’re able to tell you right now.
Doc Edge Clinics and Pitch
Submissions to Doc Edge Pitch close on 6 April.
If you downloaded a submission form on or before noon on 31 March, please go here and download the new form. We’re sorry to cause you extra work, but it’s worth it. We’ve slashed $100 off the submission fee!
Doc Edge Pitch will run on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 May, with a panel of local and international funders, commissioners, sales agents and industry. The popular Date-A-Doco session will run on Thursday 28 May.
Doc Edge Forum
The Forum will go ahead, running for four days, Friday 29 May – Monday 1 June, and be available to attend from NZ and overseas. On Tuesday 2 June, we will run Rough Cuts, attendance at which will be by invitation only.
Earlier today, Doc Edge announced that Tom Oyer, Awards Manager of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will deliver a keynote address at the Forum.
More speaker and session information will follow and be added to our Forum page. To get announcements as we make them, keep up with our social media channels and sign up for our industry newsletter (at the bottom of this page).
Forum passes go on sale Thursday 9 April.