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Pitch.Doc Presents Projects from Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia

Taking place December 8 - 10, 2011, during the Tbilisi Film Festival, Pitch.Doc will for the third time provide funding opportunities for several creative documentary projects from the region of South Caucasus. Participants from Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia will pitch 6 projects to international industry professionals on December 10.

 

Pitch.Doc
December 8 - 10, 2011
Goethe Institut / Tbilisi, Georgia

Meet IDF at Pitch.Doc!

Pitch.Doc annually presents several creative documentary projects from South Caucasus. The event allows filmmakers from Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan to share their experiences, ideas and skills, and gives them an opportunity to find additional funding for their projects. It takes place concurrently with the Tbilisi Film Festival (Dec 6-11) - documentary films in the lineup include Bakhmaro, Ramin, and more...

Pitch.Doc Programme Highlights
December 8
11:00 Presentation by Nino Orjonikidze (documentary filmmaker, Georgia
12:30 Lecture by Paul Pauwels about documentary film (trends, funding, etc.)

December 9        
15:00 Pitch rehearsals with comments

December 10
11:15 Presentation of the Institute of Documentary Film by Hana Rezková 
11:30 Presentation of Fidlab at FIDMarseille by Rebecca de Pass
11:45 Presentation of ACNP by Ana Ryaboshenko
12:30 Pitching 3 projects 10 minutes per project
14:00 Pitching 3 projects 10 minutes per project
16:00 One-on-one meetings


This year, Pitch.Doc will help to develop and fund these 6 projects:

Armenia

Word in Pain (working title)
director Davit Stepanyan / producer Taguhi Torosyan
Parents of soldiers who died in the military during peace times or under suspicious circumstances speak up and take courage to present their cases in court.

Azerbaijan

5th Monkey
director Gurban Bunyatov / producer Leila Dostalizadeh
The film shows what people tried to learn for thousands of years and what is happening to us now that we have become perfect and turned into the 5th monkey.   

Metamorphoses of Fallos
director Eldar Albertsson Ismayilov / producer Irada Bagirzadeh
A juxtaposition of tradition and non-tradition. The traditional is portrayed by ritual circumcision widely accepted as the transition to manhood. On the other hand, the process of sex change represents a non-traditional practice.

Georgia

Library
director Ana Tsimintia / producer Mikheil Svanidze
Twenty women have been working in the same small library building for over 30 years and none of them wants to quit. The building is cold with an air of the Soviet times, the salaries are low, the women are not married and the tiny provincial town doesn’t read books.

Venera
director Eka Chitaneva / producer Natia Guliashvili
Venera Martkopashvili, 48, native Georgian and a wife of a Roma man has been living in a Roma community for 30 years. She represents the bridge between one of the most neglected ethnic minorities and the rest of society.

When You Are No Longer Alone
director Tsira Gvasalia / producer Anita Tvauri
In the country where three-generation families are common, how does the stigma of being abandoned affect old people?



For more details, please visit the Tbilisi Film Festival or Sakdoc Film or contact Ana Dziapshipa, Pitch.Doc Program Coordinator, T: 577 443 272, anna(at)sakdoc.ge.