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.

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!

Last year’s projects were:
Declare Independence – Copenhagen Film Company (Denmark)
The Drag Racer – Arthur Summereder / O.Schmider (Austria)
The Forest and its Warriors – TAG / TRAUM Filmproduktion (Germany)
Forgiveness – Vogelperspectiv AB / Kinshazzaville Media AB (Sweden)
GURU – Dream Big Pictures / Inquietude (Argentina)
How to Steal A Country – Uhuru Productions (South Africa)
Masha, Out of the Realm of Memory – ZED / Moonmakers (France, Lithuania)
Me Llaman Torero (They Call Me Torero) – Aconite Productions / Rustic Canyon Pictures (UK, US)
Prison TV – Old Idea Films (Canada)
This is National Wake – Near Odessa Productions (USA)
A Thousand Fires – Tourist With A Typewriter / Les Films de Balibari (UK, France)
Young Plato – Soilsiu Films / Aisling Productions (Ireland)

Last year’s panelists included:
Mandy Chang (BBC Storyville), Pamela Cohn, Tijana Djukic (Taskovski Films)Leslie Finlay (Creative Scotland), Daniel Green (Dogwoof)Maelle Guenegues (CAT & Docs), Chris Harris (Picturehouse Cinemas)Tracie Holder, Melanie Iredale (Sheffield Doc/Fest)Charlotte Gry Madsen (SVT)Tony Nellany (BBC Scotland), Lynn Nwokorie (Doc/Society)Jonathan Taylor (Netflix), Adriek van Nieuwenhuijzen (IDFA Forum), Jenny Westergard (YLE).

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

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

© photo: Juan Pablo Daza

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