Entering its 12th year and running alongside the Edinburgh International Film Festival, The Edinburgh Pitch is the only international documentary pitching forum in Scotland. It is aimed at independent filmmakers and companies developing and raising finance for creative feature documentaries and considering international co-productions.

The initiative focuses on connecting, not competing; on passion, not pressure. In a lab-like environment, 12 carefully selected participants will take part in a one-day preparatory workshop before making a formal public pitch in front of an industry panel, followed by one-to-one meetings with decision makers the next day.

The international panel consists of commissioning editors, funding bodies, sales agents, distributors, festival programmers, producers, all curious to see how you are going to surprise and inspire them.

Last year’s panellists were:
Ewan Angus (BBC Scotland, UK), Vesna Cudic (MetFilm, UK), Jan Daae (DR Sales, Denmark), Joost Daamen (IDFA, Netherlands), Leslie Finlay (Creative Scotland, UK), Daniel Green (Dogwoof, UK), Charlotte Gry Madsen (SVT, Sweden), Maelle Guenegues (Cat&Docs, France), Doris Hepp (ZDF/Arte), Chris Harris (Picturehouse Cinema, UK), Tracie Holder (Filmmaker and Consultant, USA), Lynn Nwokorie (BRITDOC, UK), Luke Moody (Sheffield DocFest, UK), John Van Wyck (Cinereach, USA).

Applications are now closed and the 12 selected projects as well as our panellists will be announced early May 2018.

Observers are also welcome, this is a great opportunity to learn more about TV commissioning and the international landscape for documentaries and you may pick up some expert advice that’s relevant to your project! Observer passes will go on sale mid May 2018, so watch this space!

You can read The Edinburgh Pitch Guidelines and Information here.

Scottish Documentary Institute is committed to offering clear and accessible application processes open to everyone. On request this information is available in alternative formats. We offer access support to disabled applicants, tailored to individual requests and our team can offer advice to new applicants and support them to make an application.

For any further question, please contact us on edinburghpitch@scotdoc.com or 0131 651 5760

The Edinburgh Pitch is supported by Creative Scotland and the University of Edinburgh.

Applications Open

Please submit projects online as early as possible - Deadline: Monday 2 April 2018


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