Aimed at independent filmmakers and companies developing and raising finance for creative feature documentaries and considering international co-productions, the Edinburgh Pitch is the only international documentary pitching forum in Scotland.
This year, we are planning a hybrid Edinburgh Pitch edition, with an in-person event in June* with the possibility for selected teams to attend and pitch online.
In a supportive lab-like environment, the 12 selected participants will take part in an online preparatory workshop. The workshop is held a few weeks before making their formal online pitch to an industry panel on Tuesday 14th June* and attending online one-to-one meetings with decision makers the next day, Wednesday 15th June*.
We will be welcoming observers back in Edinburgh this year (hopefully!) So, check this space for registrations to attend the Edinburgh Pitch opening in May.
Previous successes of the Edinburgh Pitch include the 2020 Oscar-nominated The Cave and the 2021 Locarno Semaine de la Critique winner A Thousand Fires.
The international panel consists of commissioning editors, funding bodies, sales agents, distributors, festival programmers and producers. Last year, we were thrilled to welcome Hannah Bailey (Doc Society), Dani Carlaw (Screen Scotland), Joost Daamen (IDFA), Laurent Filiung (Arte GEIE), Cíntia Gil (Sheffield Doc/Fest), Daniel Green (Dogwoof), Elizabeth Grund (Autlook Filmsales), Jo Lapping (BBC Storyville), Charlotte Madsen (SVT), Petar Mitric (Taskovski Films), Tony Nellany (BBC Scotland), Jack Oliver (Sky), Lindsay Poulton (The Guardian), Rasha Salti (ARTE LA Lucarne), Teresa Simikova (CPH:DOX), Reva Sharma (Netflix), Mark Thomas (Screen Scotland). Ania Trzebiatowska (Sundance Film Festival), Jenny Westergard (YLE), Chris White (POV) on our panel.
*subject to potential restrictions and government guidelines allowing the event to be held in June.
Edinburgh Pitch is supported by Screen Scotland.