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pitchingSeries Pitching

The Series Pitching is geared to generating possibilities for financing series projects in Latin America that have partial funding in their own country and are seeking to complete their budgets through international acquisitions or co-productions.

The 8 participant 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.

Series Pitching Calendar

We present below a preview of the training program for the participating projects of the DocMontevideo 2013 Series Pitching. Further information will be provided as it is confirmed.


June: Distance Tutoring

The producers of the eight selected projects will participate in distance tutoring in which will get a written response that will serve as the basis for video-conference tutoring.


Noé Mendelle
Noemi Mendelle ponente DocMontevideo

Noe Mendelle co-founded and manages the SDI, a research and production centre based in Edinburgh, Scotland. She directed more than 30 films, and ten years ago she concentrated her efforts on production. She works with French and Portuguese producers at AfricaDoc, an initiative to strengthen African documentary production. The SDI invests in training new directors and in producing and distributing films. Its products have been shown on British TV and at major international festivals including Sundance, IDFA and Visions du Réel. Since 1980 it has worked on documentaries for various media. She is tutor in distance of DocMontevideo.


20, 21 and 22 July: Writing and Pitching Workshop

The project producers will take part in a workshop geared to giving advice about markets and training for Pitching.


Aldo Garay
Aldo Garay ponente DocMontevideo

Aldo Garay (Uruguay) is a director. He is currently working as a film maker at the Uruguayan channel Tevé Ciudad. He has made dozens of one-off reports, series of reports and feature-length films for the cinema including The wait (2002), Near the clouds (2006), The circle (2008) and The wedding (2011). In 2006, the Bafici Festival mounted a retrospective of all his work in the Foco space. He began his studies in the audiovisual field in 1990, and in 1996 he was awarded a scholarship by Televisión Española for a course in production and direction of TV fiction in Madrid.


Mariana Oliva
Mariana Oliva ponente DocMontevideo

Mariana Oliva (Brazil) is a filmmaker and coordinator for co-productions and new international projects at TAL. She was one of the creators of the series Mi país, nuestro mundo, a co-production among nine Latin American countries. In the last year she coordinated four international co-productions. Her last short film,Humanoids, was shown at major international festivals. She has a master’s degree in documentary direction from the Edinburgh College of Art, and she qualified in journalism at PUC-SP.

23 July: Series Pitching

Each of the 8 producers will have seven minutes to present his project to a panel of representatives and decision makers from television companies. The panel will have seven minutes to make its response, raise doubts and ask questions. Subsequent meetings may be arranged.


24 July: Meetings with representatives from television channels and decision makers

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


27 July: Award ceremony

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

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