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

Preparing filmmakers to pitch

Doc Edge 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 2020 are required to attend Clinics 3 and 4.

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


2020 Programme Schedule

Clinic 1 – The Art of Pitching | Christchurch, Sat 22 February 11am – 2pm | REGISTER HERE | With the kind support from SPADA and Screen CanterburyNZ
Clinic 2 – Proposal Writing & Budgeting | Sat 21 March | SAVE THE DATE

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 2  May | 11am – 2pm
Clinic 4 – Presenting Your Project +AV Part 2 | Sat 16 May | 11am – 2pm

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

Clinic 5 – Post Pitch & Production | Sat 29 August | 10am – 1pm | SAVE THE DATE
Clinic 6 – Delivery, Distribution & Exhibition | Sat 26 September | 10am – 1pm | SAVE THE DATE


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 2020 will be held on Friday 29 May as part of Doc Edge Forum, at the Ellen Melville Centre, Auckland.