The Edinburgh Pitch is an international documentary pitching forum for independent filmmakers and productions companies developing and raising finance for urgent, challenging, engaging authored feature films.

In a supportive lab-like environment, the 12 selected projects are invited to take part in a preparatory workshop (Monday 12th June) before pitching to an industry panel on Tuesday 13th June and being offered one-to-one meetings the next day (Wednesday 14th June).

The Edinburgh Pitch is Scotland’s only public pitching forum and the 2023 edition will take place in person in Edinburgh.

Applications will open 1st February 2023 but don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions in the meantime:

Previous successes of the Edinburgh Pitch include the 2020 Oscar-nominated The Cave, the 2021 Locarno Semaine de la Critique winner A Thousand Fires and the 2022 Much Ado About Dying, which just had its international premiere at IDFA 2022.

The international panel consists of commissioning editors, funding bodies, sales agents, distributors, festival programmers and producers. Last year, we were thrilled to welcome Ania Trzebiatowska – Sundance Film Festival (USA), Petar Mitric – Taskovski Films (UK), Charlotte Gry Madsen – SVT (Sweden), Chris White / Opal H. Bennett – PBS/POV (USA), Daniel Green – MUBI (UK), Dani Carlaw / Mark Thomas – Screen Scotland (UK), Joost Daamen – IDFA (Netherlands), Laurent Filliung – ARTE G.E.I.E (France/Germany), Lucie Kon / Keoni Kailimai – BBC Storyville (UK), Rebecca Nicholls – Java Films (France/UK), Tereza Simikova – CPH:Forum (Denmark), Abby Davis – Disney+ (USA), Jenny Bonhoff – METSales (UK), Maelle Guenegues – Cat & DOCS (France), Nora Philippe – EURODOC (France) and Salma Abdalla – Autlook Filmsales (Austria) on our panel.

Edinburgh Pitch is supported by Screen Scotland.


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