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, twelve selected projects will be invited to take part in a preparatory workshop before pitching to an industry panel and engaging in one-to-one meetings the next day.

Representatives from previous editions include CONIC, DAE, Documentary Alliance Films, BFI Doc Society, In-Docs, MUBI, Netflix, Sundance, POV/America-Reframed, Screen Scotland, SVT, Taskovski Films and Visions du Réel.

In addition to invaluable networking, development and pitching opportunities, the Edinburgh Pitch offers cash prizes to the best pitch: Audience Award  (£3,000) and Panellist Award (£2,000).

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


Applications for Edinburgh Pitch 2024 are now closed. Selected projects will be announced in early May.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to get in touch at

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.


All-day passes for the the 18th edition of the Edinburgh Pitch are now available to book here.

Applications are now closed

Deadline: Monday 4 March 2024

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