A talent development initiative that prepares filmmakers for our pitching forum, Doc Edge Pitch.

Preparing filmmakers to pitch

Leading up to Doc Edge Pitch, the Clinics prepare and upskill filmmakers by providing bespoke mentoring on subjects such as proposal writing, budgeting, public speaking and producing audio-visual material.  The two Clinics following Doc Edge Pitch support filmmakers in the production and delivery phases of their project.

All successful projects selected for Doc Edge Pitch 2019 are required to attend Clinics 3 – 6.

Doc Edge Clinics are supported by the NZ Film Commission, NZ On Air and the University of Auckland.


2019 Programme Schedule

Clinic 1 – The Art of Pitching | Sat 23 February | CLOSED
Clinic 2 – Proposal Writing & Budgeting | Sat 23 March | CANCELLED

Selected Doc Edge Pitch finalists will collaborate with mentors to develop their pitches/projects during two exclusive Clinics:

Clinic 3 – Presenting Your Project +AV Part 1 | Sat 4 May | 11am – 2pm | CLOSED
Clinic 4 – Presenting Your Project +AV Part 2 | Sat 18 May | 11am – 2pm | CLOSED

The final two Clinics are open to all, only by registration:

Clinic 5 – Post Pitch & Production | Sat 3 August | 10am – 1pm | CLOSED
Clinic 6 – Delivery, Distribution & Exhibition | Sat 28 September | 10am – 1pm | CLOSED



Doc Edge Pitch is a significant opportunity for filmmakers to pitch their documentary proposals to industry experts, receive feedback, find new partnerships and progress their ideas through to the funding stage. Doc Edge Pitch 2019 was held on 31 May at the Ellen Melville Centre, Auckland.