Documentary Pitching

Documentary Pitching

Documentary Pitching involves a training path for 12 participants with projects from Latin America. The aim is to boost their creative possibilities and provide opportunities for obtaining finance and positioning their products in the international market.

The call for the DocMontevideo’s 2017 Documentary Pitching is closed. We hope to announce the selected contents by the end of May.

The projects will be selected in line with criteria based on their state of development, originality, creativity and feasibility. The acreditation to the Documentary Pitching includes the entrance to all the Documentary Workshop activities.

19 to 23 July: Writing Workshop

Mentors: Marta Andreu and Lucila Moctezuma

The aim of this workshop is to scrutinize and revise the proposals so each one will emerge in its best possible version. In these five days of immersion in writing there will ben an analysis of the narrative construction of each project and in-depth work on the relation between the materials that make them up and the impulse that determines what the writer wants to say.

Marta Andreu

Marta Andreu (Spain) is the academic coordinator of DocMontevideo. She is the academic coordinator of the master’s in creation documentary course at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. She teaches port-graduate documentary film courses at the Universidad Rovira y Virgili in Tarragona. In 2004-2005 she coordinated a Spanish documentary cinema retrospective for Cinéma du Réel. She analyses documentary scripts for the Centre de Desenvolupament Audiovisual. In 2004 she founded Estudi Playtime in order to devote her time to producing creation documentaries. She has a degree in audiovisual communication and a master’s in creation documentary from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Lucila Moctezuma

Lucila Moctezuma (México-EEUU) is Program Director at Chicken & Egg Pictures in support of women nonfiction filmmakers. She was Executive Producing Director at UnionDocs, Board Vice-President for The Flaherty, Program Manager at Women Make Movies, Director of Media Arts Fellowships for The Rockefeller Foundation and founder of Tribeca Film Institute‘s TFI Latin America Fund. She is in the selection committee of the Morelia Int’l Film Festival.

24 and 25 July: Training for Pitching

Prior to the Pitching, the participants will train their presentations under the guidance of the writing tutors so as to identify the key points of their projects and the best ways of putting them forward.

26 July: Documentary Pitching

Each of the 12 participants will have seven minutes to present his project to a panel of representatives from television channels and decision makers. The panel has seven minutes to give a response, raise doubts and ask questions.

27 July: Meetings with representatives from TV channels and decision makers

Based on the Pitching, market meetings between the participants and the decision makers will be arranged.


28 July: Award ceremony

During the closing ceremony, the prizes for the projects in the Documentary Pitching will be awarded.

The selected projects will be announced by mid-May.

IDFA award for the most promising project: For the Director of the project. Support for the flight ticket up to € 900, 5 night of hotel, IDFA Forum pass (to assist the pitchings), IDFA Festival pass (to acces the film program), support of the festival for the activity schedule and meetings with decision makers. In the case that the producer attends IDFA, he or she will be offered with the IDFA Festival pass.

DokLeipzig Award: Selection of one project for DokLeipzig’s Co-production Meetings (includes 4 hotel nights and acreditation).

MiradasDoc Award: Selection of one project for the MiradasDoc Pitching at Canary Islands (includes hotel, acreditation and 500 € support for the flight ticket).

DOCSDF Award: Selection of one project for the DOCSDF 2016 Pitching  (includes hotel and acreditation).

DOCSP Award: Selection of one project for the Co-production Meetings at the DOCSP (includes 4 hotel nights in São Paulo and acreditation).

Colour Award: 20hrs Dosage color + 2k DCP Generation (The prize does not include the cost of scratch artist). The award will be defined between the participating projects of the Documentary Pitching and the Rough Cut Lab.

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