The Edinburgh Pitch 2012 - Scottish Documentary Institute

The Edinburgh Pitch 2012

Observer passes now available for the Edinburgh Pitch. Register now!

In its 6th year and running alongside the Edinburgh International Film Festival (20 June-1 July), the Edinburgh Pitch is the only international documentary pitching forum in Scotland. Independent filmmakers and companies developing and raising finance for creative feature documentaries will be pitching their project in front of an international panel.

Standard Observer Pass: £24 (VAT incl.)
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Student Observer Pass: £12 (VAT incl.)
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The Edinburgh Pitch
19 June – 9:30-17:30

Traverse Theatre – 10 Cambridge Street – Edinburgh EH1 2ED

Confirmed panellists: Salma Abdalla (Autlook Filmsales), Claire Aguilar (ITVS), Leslie Finlay (Creative Scotland), Sigrid Dyekjaer (Danish Documentary), Charlotte Gry Madsen (DR Sales International), Diana Holtzberg (Films Transit International), Elisabeth Hulten (ARTE France), Neil McDonald (BBC Scotland), Sabine Rollberg (Arte WDR), Kate Townsend (BBC Storyville), Wim van Rompaey (Lichtpunt), Jenny Westergard (YLE), Debra Zimmerman (Women Make Movies)

Selected projects
Borrowed Memories |
Filmes de Abril (Brazil)
Cause of Death: Unknown | Manifesto Film (Norway)
Chuck Norris vs Communism | Vernon Films / 4 Proof Films (UK/Romania)
Fatherland (working title) | Mudhouse Films / Seen Films (Yemen/UK)
My Brother the Ark Hunter | Plainview Films (UK)
My Other Brother: A Tale of Two Families | Somewhere (UK)
Tokyo Blue, the Place Beside the River | Les Films du Tambour de Soie (France)
To the Last Drop | Aconite Productions (UK)
The Trial | Miradouro (Hungary)
White Man Red | Little Green Island Films (UK)
Wonder World of Ice – Lapland by China | Illumine Oy (Finland)


Your Edinburgh Pitch Observer Pass will also allow you to attend Docs in Progress screenings. Selected filmmakers will show 20 minutes of their rough cut and will receive feedback from professionals and observers, focusing on creative decision making and editing.

Docs in Progress
20 June – 14:30-17:30

ECA (Lecture Theatre O17) – 74 Lauriston Place – Edinburgh EH3 9DF

Selected projects
Black Out |
Eva Weber (UK)
Everybody’s Child | Garry Fraser (UK)
Kaputt | Beatrix Wood (Finland/UK)


For more information on the Edinburgh Pitch or Docs in Progress, email Flore at