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 will be 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 selected project for the Edinburgh Pitch 2023 have now been announced. Read more about them here.

The Edinburgh Pitch is Scotland’s only public pitching forum and the 17th edition will take place in person in Edinburgh.

Join us by booking your Observer Pass.



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 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.

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.

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Applications are now closed

Observer Passes for the Edinburgh Pitch 2023 are available below


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