Pitch 2024

Wayfinding, a new and reimagined navigation approach to Doc Edge Pitch.

Our event theme takes inspiration from the traditional concept of wayfinding which refers to the myriad of ways people (and animals) orient themselves to their surroundings, then find ways to navigate from place to place. It often involves using constellations in the night sky, which ties in nicely with Matariki – the Māori New Year.  Matariki is the name for the constellation known in English as the Pleiades, which during late June or early July rises at the same time as the sun, signifying the new year dawning.

We are looking to support our Pitch participants in their quest to navigate through to the place or places they want to be.  Instead of forcing our filmmakers to compete, we will be surrounding them with Wayfinders – industry professionals from various backgrounds – who will be able to support them to identify and then take the all-important next-steps. We envision providing real and valuable support for each of our participants.

Doc Edge Pitch – Wayfinding will be held on 26-27 June 2024 at Christchurch Town Hall, during the first two days of the four-day Industry events.

2024 Finalists

  1. Aotearoa Off The Map: How The World Sees us 
  2. Being Brown in a Small White Town
  3. On The Line
  4. Handsome Savage 
  5. Kiwi Dad Aotearoa 
  6. Mana Atua Aotearoa 
  7. It’s So Peaceful Here
  8. Oversight 
  9. Ripapa
  10. The Endurance 
  1. Replika /Australia & China
  2. Land of The Displaced /Bangladesh
  3. My Little Lies /China
  4. Qila Lachman Singh /India
  5. Tortured Truth /Pakistan
  6. Etched Echoes Philippines /Australia
  7. Darasong /Taiwan
  8. Mothers In Transit /Taiwan
  9. Dear Doris /USA
  10. Life After Life /USA
  11. “Untitled” Anjali Kamat / Rehan Ansari Project

Events and Accommodation

To attend the two-day pitch event, you will need to purchase the full 4-day industry pass. This will also include the two-day Forum event.

We acknowledge times are uncertain for many in our industry and want to show our support by offering a half-price discount by using the code Community2024 – get in quick as seating is strictly limited!

In addition, we have teamed up with accommodation partners in Christchurch where you can access discounts for your stay during the festival period from 19 Jun to 30 Jun.

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