A talent development initiative that upskills filmmakers.

Preparing filmmakers to pitch

Doc Edge Clinics prepare and upskill filmmakers.

The 2020 programme is now complete. Doc Edge will make announcements about the 2021 programme in early 2021. Sign up for our industry newsletter and follow our new industry social media channels (links at bottom of page) to keep up to date with all our industry programmes.

Doc Edge Clinics 2020 were supported by the NZ Film Commission, NZ On Air and the University of Auckland.


2020 Programme Schedule

CLINIC #1 (Open to all)

The Art of Pitching | Christchurch, 11am – 2pm, Sat 22 February | With the kind support from SPADA and Screen CanterburyNZ | CLOSED


CLINIC #2 (Open to all)

Prepare to Pitch | Online, 10am-12noon, Saturday 28 March | CLOSED


CLINIC #3 (Open to Doc Edge Pitch finalists only)

Presenting Your Project +AV Part 1 | Online, Saturday 2  May | 10am – 1pm | CLOSED


CLINIC #4 (Open to Doc Edge Pitch finalists only)

Presenting Your Project +AV Part 2 | Saturday 16 May | 10am – 1pm | CLOSED


CLINIC #5 (Open to all)

Production, Post… and everything else you should be doing too
Saturday 29 August | 2pm – 5pm | CLOSED


CLINIC #6 (Open to all)

Bye Bye, Baby: Delivery, Distribution & Exhibition | Saturday 26 September | 2pm – 5pm | 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 2020 was held online on 26-27 May.

Doc Edge Industry programmes are presented by
and generously supported by
Department of Post, NZ Film Commission, NZ On Air, Screenrights and University of Auckland.

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