DISCOVER HOW TO EFFECTIVELY COMMISSION, DEVELOP, PITCH AND DISTRIBUTE FACTUAL DOCUMENTARIES WITH OUR PANEL OF EXPERTS.
Film City Futures and the Scottish Documentary Institute are collaborating for this highly-anticipated event.
The distribution landscape for documentaries has transformed radically in the past five years due to SVoD entrants with bigger budgets, investment, and more funding available.
Screen Scotland recently announced their £4 million film development and production fund for producers, writers and directors based in Scotland, alongside refreshed funding guidance for feature film and documentary development and production, distribution and exhibition, and markets and festivals.
Our speakers will demystify the process of developing, pitching and distributing documentaries as well as outlining their own experiences.
17:00-17:30 – REGISTRATION
17:30-18:30 – PRESENTATIONS & PANEL
18:30-19:00 – AUDIENCE Q&A
19:00-20:00 – NETWORKING DRINKS
How to grow your idea for a documentary
Pitching your idea to commissioning editors
Different funding options
Advice on distribution, marketing and networking
The future of documentary-making: how to seize the opportunities digital technology has to offer
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FOCUS is a two-year pilot project that provides expert sector specific business support to screen production companies working in Scotland. By investing in targeted, sector specific business support we will create a stronger, more resilient screen sector, with companies well equipped to take advantage of the evolving opportunities for content creators in a changing market.