Doc Launch presentation
Doc launch presentation annually introduces 7 - 9 handpicked feature-length documentaries from Central and Eastern Europe in the post-production/rough-cut stage. The aim is to inform festival programmers, distributors, sales agents, TV commissioning editors, buyers, press and audiences about films in post-production slated for theatrical release over the next couple of months. At the same time, Doc Launch provides the participating projects a unique opportunity to obtain the finances to finish them in a completed film.
What projects are we looking for?
- Doc Launch is open to rought cuts and projects in post-production stage. Directors and producers will have the opportunity to deeply consult rough cuts and/or selected footage with renowned international editors and drammaturgists. The consultations anre not mandatory.
- We particularly seeking creative documentary projects from Central and Eastern Europe, Russiaand post-Soviet republics in development and production stage (East European Forum), rough cuts or post-production stage (Doc Launch). The selection is also open to productions from other parts of Europe with projects thematically bound to our region. Despite such a geographic focus we annually pick a number of projects without any relation to our region.
- We prefer creative feature-length documentary projects, however, the selection is also open to shorter formats.
Doc Launch presentation includes:
Guests: Doc Launch will present projects in the post-production stage to broadcasters, sales agents, distributors and festival programmers who attend the East Doc Platform.
The presentation is preceded by prearranged in-depth story consultations where experts help the filmmakers identify weak points in the narrative and work to improve the final dramatic structure and character development.
The director and producer of each project give a 15-minute presentation. They show clips from the shot material and introduce the structure of their future film; there is no discussion after the presentation. The moderators may ask additional questions during and after the presentation in case something in the pitch could potentially be misleading or unclear.
One-on-one Meetings at the Project Market:
The filmmakers and producers get a chance to book meetings with the attending decision makers one month in advance. After the presentation, decision makers as well as participants can book further meetings that will be arranged by the Project Market Coordinator according to availability.