The Edinburgh Pitch is the only international documentary pitching forum in Scotland, now entering its 6th year and running alongside the Edinburgh International Film Festival (20 June-1 July). It is aimed at independent filmmakers and companies developing and raising finance for creative feature documentaries (52′-90′) and considering international co-productions. Applications are now open and the deadline is 16 April 2012 (midnight BST).
12 participants will be selected and given the opportunity to pitch their project in front of a carefully selected panel of international and UK commissioning editors, sales agents and producers, followed by individual meetings. The Pitch will take place on Tuesday 19 June and will also be opened to Observers.
In addition to The Edinburgh Pitch, up to 3 UK and international documentaries at a rough cut stage will be selected to be screened to financiers and observers, allowing filmmakers to receive constructive feedback with focus on creative decision making and editing. Docs in Progress will take place on Wednesday 20 June 2012.
The Edinburgh Pitch and Docs in Progress are open to observers and passes will be available soon on www.scottishdocinstitute.com
Confirmed panellists for 2012: Salma Abdalla (Autlook Filmsales), Claire Aguilar (ITVS), Leslie Finlay (Creative Scotland), Charlotte Gry Madsen (DR Sales International), Diana Holtzberg (Films Transit International), Elisabeth Hulten (ARTE France), Simon Kilmurry (POV), Neil McDonald (BBC Scotland), Kate Townsend (BBC Storyville), Wim van Rompaey (Lichtpunt), Jenny Westergard (YLE), Debra Zimmerman (Women Make Movies)
The Edinburgh Pitch is part of Docscene, a yearlong programme of documentary training, funded by Creative Scotland and supported by Edinburgh College of Art (University of Edinburgh).