DOKweb Content
www.DOKweb.net is a portal dedicated to East European documentary film. The news section provides up-to-date information on upcoming and just completed films, interviews with filmmakers and other documentary professionals, in-depth articles exploring the state of documentary filmmaking in various parts of the region, as well as insightful texts on current trends, funding, etc. The portal also boasts the largest published databases of completed and upcoming documentary films from Eastern Europe, an industry directory, as well as trailers and original video content. www.DOKweb.net is IDF´s key online project that provides comprehensive details on all IDF´s activities and links them with general information service.
Institute of Documentary Film’s Activities
Founded in 2001, the INSTITUTE OF DOCUMENTARY FILM (IDF) is a non-profit training and networking centre based in Prague, Czech Republic, focused on the support of East European documentary films and their wider promotion. Our activities support filmmakers through all stages of completion – development, funding, production, post-production, and distribution. We aim at individual filmmakers (tailored consultations), groups of carefully selected professionals with projects or films (Ex Oriente Film, East European Forum, East Silver, Doc Launch, etc.), broader professional community (East Doc Platform), as well as the general public (portal www.DOKweb.net). We closely work with key int. festivals, broadcasters, distributors, sales agents, markets, or training initiatives and serve as the GATEWAY TO EAST EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY FILM.

Pixel Market

Country United Kingdom Type of link Pitching Forum Deadline month July Event month October
Power to the Pixel is a company dedicated to supporting film and the wider media in its transition to a digital age with a passion for connecting creative talent to audiences. All its cross-media services are dedicated to a core idea that success is driven by knowledge – most critically of how to work in a rapidly-evolving, customer-driven international market.

Contact

Pixel Market
1a Adpar Street, 3rd Floor
W2 1DE London

Points North Pitch

Country USA Type of link Pitching Forum Deadline month August Event month September
The Points North Pitch is as a part of Camden IFF a unique opportunity for six documentary filmmakers to pitch their works-in-progress to an international delegation of funders, commissioning editors and producers before a live audience. Past panelists include representatives from BBC, HBO, A&E IndieFilms, Discovery, Participant Media, ARTE, ITVS, POV, Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, Cinereach, Fledgling Fund, Chicken and Egg as well as leading executive producers, festival programmers and funders.

Contact

Points North Pitch
Camden International Film Festival
P.O. Box 836
04843 Camden, Maine

Realscreen Summit

Country USA Type of link Pitching Forum, Other Events Deadline month December Event month February
The Realscreen Summit is the most important non-fiction film & television industry event. Now in its 12th year, this highly anticipated annual event is dedicated to the development of business and creative opportunities for those in non-fiction and factual programming and content creation. In partnership with realscreen magazine, the ongoing mandate is to identify the best new ideas, recognize top industry talent, offer the forum for discussion and debate, explore issues and uncover trends and ultimately create an international network of connected individuals leading to business growth and career development.

Contact

Realscreen Summit
Phone:
+1 416 408 2300 x650
WWW:
Email:

Reykjavík International Film Festival

Country Iceland Type of link Pitching Forum, Festival Section short, fiction, experimental, documentary Formats 35 mm, DCP Deadline month July Event month October
RIFF takes place every year in late September for eleven days. The festival shows a wide range of dramas and non-fiction films from over 40 countries. The festival highlights independent filmmaking from all over the world with an emphasis on up-and-coming filmmakers. RIFF encourages the interaction of film with other art forms by organizing concerts, photo exhibitions and more. The festival also manages the RIFF industry office, complete with a video library, information and guest services, and co-organizes networking meetings and dinners for the attending professionals. RIFF was founded in September 2004, by a small group of film professionals and film enthusiasts led by Festival Director Hrönn Marinósdóttir, with the goal of presenting new and progressive quality films, supporting innovation in filmmaking, networking between professionals from various parts of the world and fostering social and cultural dialogue.

Contact

Reykjavík International Film Festival
Tjarnargata 12
101 Reykjavík
Phone:
+354 411 7055
Fax:
+354 411 7050
WWW:
Email:

Screen Edge Forum + DOC Pitch

Country New Zealand Type of link Pitching Forum, Workshop Deadline month April Event month May
DOC Pitch will allow selected filmmakers to pitch their project to a panel of local and overseas commissioning editors, buyers and other funders sitting together in a documentary specific pitching forum. This is a significant opportunity for filmmakers to pitch their documentary projects to local and overseas commissioners and buyers as well as to make important new contacts. The Panel is able to find out about new and exciting projects. Observers will hear international commissioning priorities direct from the decision-makers as well as to watch & learn from the pitching process. Up to twelve filmmaking teams will be selected. Selected applicants are invited to attend a master-class on pitching prior to the Pitching Forum.

Contact

Screen Edge Forum + DOC Pitch
The Documentary New Zealand Trust
Suite 2 – 3, 72 Dominion Road; Mt. Eden
1024 Auckland
Phone:
+64 936 003 29
Fax:
+64 9 623 0333
WWW:
Email:

Sofia Meetings

Country Bulgaria Type of link Pitching Forum Deadline month December Event month March
Sofia Meetings is an event, supported by Media Programme fo the European Commission. It has two modules: Second Films Pitching - presentation of first, second and third feature film projects, looking for financial support and co-producers. Balkan Screenings - showcase of the latest Bulgarian and regional feature and short films fro directors and programmers from different international festivals, world sales companies and journalists.

Contact

Sofia Meetings
1, Bulgaria Sq.
1463 Sofia
Phone:
+359 295 264 67
Fax:
+359 291 667 14
WWW:
Email:

Sunny Side of the Doc

Country France Type of link Market, Pitching Forum Deadline month May Event month June
Sunny Side provides a unique and targeted venue for meetings with documentary professionals on the spot as well as participation in various forums, case studies and screenings in order to understand the market and its latest trends. Apart from this, Sunny Side of the Doc is the place to find financing for your next project. More than 1800 professionals attend the event every year. The market organizes meetings with commissioning editors, buyers and the documentary film market's newest talent, and offers forums and workshops to understand the latest technological and financial issues facing the profession. Other activities: The Best International Projects Showcase is a daily theme-based pitch sessions with key decision makers specialized in each theme; Innovations space: latest-generation breakthroughs, innovative production and shooting methods, alternative distribution and networks; indispensable catalogues; professional and public screenings series.

Contact

Sunny Side of the Doc
Doc Services
21 Bis, Quai Maubec
17000 La Rochelle
Phone:
+33 5 46 55 79 79
Fax:
+33 5 46 34 46 52
WWW:
Email:

Talents Sarajevo (Sarajevo Talent Campus)

Country Bosnia and Herzegovina Type of link Training Programme, Pitching Forum, Workshop Deadline month May Event month August
Young scriptwriters, directors, actors, producers and film critics from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey are invited to take part in Talents Sarajevo (previously Sarajevo Talent Campus). The programme was launched in 2007 in collaboration with Berlin International Film Festival and Berlinale Talents. The eigth edition of the film talents based community will appear under a new name with a new logo, and will keep the similar format.

Contact

Talents Sarajevo (Sarajevo Talent Campus)
Zelenih Beretki 12
71 000 Sarajevo

The Galway Film Fleadh

Country Ireland Type of link Market, Pitching Forum, Festival
The Galway Film Fleadh – Ireland’s leading film festival, is a six day international film event held every July and welcomes a mad diversity of filmmaking from around the world. The Fleadh is very much a film lovers’ festival, and attracts directors, actors, cinematographers and artists of all generations and cultural backgrounds, who present their work before their peers.

Contact

The Galway Film Fleadh
36d Merchants Dock
Merchants Road
Galway
Phone:
+353 (0)91 562 200
Fax:
+353 (0)91 569 312
WWW:
Email:

The Good Pitch Europe

Country United Kingdom Type of link Pitching Forum Deadline month January Event month June
The Good Pitch is a one-day live event bringing together specially selected foundations, NGOs, social entrepreneurs, broadcasters and potential corporate and brand partners to form powerful alliances around groundbreaking films. 8 filmmaking teams will pitch their film and its associated outreach campaign to the assembled audience with the aim of creating a unique coalition around each film to maximise its impact and influence.

Contact

The Good Pitch Europe
PO Box 60415
E2 6WQ London
Phone:
+44 207 534 9628
WWW:
Email:

The Good Pitch NY

Country United Kingdom Type of link Pitching Forum Deadline month February Event month April
The Good Pitch is a two-day live event bringing together specially selected foundations, NGOs, social entrepreneurs, broadcasters and potential corporate and brand partners to form powerful alliances around groundbreaking films. 8 filmmaking teams will pitch their film and its associated outreach campaign to the assembled audience with the aim of creating a unique coalition around each film to maximise its impact and influence.

Contact

The Good Pitch NY
PO Box 60415
E2 6WQ London

The Good Pitch San Francisco

Country United Kingdom Type of link Pitching Forum Deadline month May Event month October
The Good Pitch is a two-day live event bringing together specially selected foundations, NGOs, social entrepreneurs, broadcasters and potential corporate and brand partners to form powerful alliances around groundbreaking films. 8 filmmaking teams will pitch their film and its associated outreach campaign to the assembled audience with the aim of creating a unique coalition around each film to maximise its impact and influence.

Contact

The Good Pitch San Francisco
PO Box 60415
E2 6WQ London

The High Five Power to the Pixel

Country Norway Type of link Pitching Forum, Workshop Deadline month September Event month March
Nordisk Film & TV Fond and Power to the Pixel join forces in new ambitious collaboration - cross media content for kids. The Nordic region (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) has a proud tradition of producing high quality film and TV programs for children. However content is no longer only consumed in cinemas and on TV screens. Mobile phones, game consoles and online platforms are new arenas for storytelling. Nordic production companies now have a unique chance to enter the scene. To enhance the development of six pre-selected high quality Nordic cross-media projects Nordisk Film & TV Fond is joining forces with UK cross-media experts Power to the Pixel. A development process will be specially designed and conducted by Power to the Pixel who will invite some of the best international experts who are working in cross-media.

Contact

The High Five Power to the Pixel

The Ismailia Documentary Co-production Platform

Country Egypt Type of link Pitching Forum Deadline month April Event month June
The Ismailia Documentary Co-production Platform is an opportunity to have meetings with experts, sales agents, and funders. Filmmakers from all over the world, who have a project with "an Arab connection" (director, producer, co-producer, main talent, location, subject matter, etc...) are encouraged to apply with feature-length creative documentaries either at the development or post-production phase and all applications must be in English.

Contact

The Ismailia Documentary Co-production Platform
Egyptian Film Center
Pyramids Ave
12111 Giza

THESSALONIKI AGORA INDUSTRY: Crossroads Co-production Forum

Country Greece Type of link Pitching Forum Deadline month July Event month November
In 2005 AGORA, Thessaloniki’s Film Market, was created and established a productive and unique form of helping and introducing professionals from South-Eastern and Central Europe, the Balkan region, the Mediterranean as well as the rest of the world to the invited industry professionals, consultants, tutors and potential collaborators. Countries that are eligible to submit are: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, FYROM, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey. It includes: • Thessaloniki Agora Film Market, • Crossroads – Co-Production Forum, • Thessaloniki Agora Works in Progress

Contact

THESSALONIKI AGORA INDUSTRY: Crossroads Co-production Forum
Dion. Areopagitou St. 7
117 42 Athens
Phone:
+30 210 870 6005
WWW:
Email:

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Pitching Forum

Country Greece Type of link Pitching Forum Event month March
The Pitching Forum – Docs In Thessaloniki, running since 2001 in collaboration with the European Documentary Network -a member-based organisation for professionals working with documentary feature projects- gives local and foreign documentary professionals the opportunity to have their projects pitched to a panel of international financiers, commissioning editors and representatives of the international audiovisual media.

Contact

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Pitching Forum
9, Alexandras Avenue
114 73 Athens
Phone:
+30 210 870 6000
Fax:
+30 210 644 8143
WWW:
Email:

Visions du Réel: Pitching du Réel

Country Switzerland Type of link Pitching Forum Deadline month December Event month April
Visions du Réel and EDN are organizing two co-production and financing sessions. For the fifth year running Pitching du Réel will be held, a co-production meeting devoted to documentary feature-length films. In addition there will a day of One-on-One meeting sessions.

Contact

Visions du Réel: Pitching du Réel
Place du Marché 2
CH-1260 Nyon
Phone:
+41 223 654 455
WWW:
Email:

Wellcome Trust Pitch

Country United Kingdom Type of link Pitching Forum Deadline month April Event month June
The Wellcome Trust is a global charity dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. They work with the broadcast industry to increase the quality, quantity and visibility of science and medicine in the media. Programme-makers are invited to apply for the chance to pitch an idea about health, biology or medicine to an expert panel.

Contact

Wellcome Trust Pitch
The Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row
S1 2BX Sheffield
Phone:
+44 (0)114 276 5141
Fax:
+44 (0)114 272 1849
WWW:
Email:

Wildscreen - International Wildlife and Environmental Film Festival

Country United Kingdom Type of link Pitching Forum, Festival Section documentary
The Wildscreen Festival was founded by Sir Peter Scott in 1982 and has been organised every other year for the past 25 years. Held in Bristol, the world’s centre for wildlife filmmaking, it attracts hundreds of delegates from around the globe who work in film, television and the press, as well as those actively involved in working to conserve the environment. The main components of the Festival are the innovative key events, the Panda Awards and trade show.

Contact

Wildscreen - International Wildlife and Environmental Film Festival
Ground Floor, The Rackhay
Queen Charlotte Street
BS1 4HJ Bristol
Phone:
+44 (0)117 328 5950
Fax:
+44 (0)117 328 5955
WWW:
Email:

ZagrebDox Pro

Country Croatia Type of link Pitching Forum, Workshop Deadline month December Event month February
As in previous years, ZagrebDox, the international documentary film festival, is organizing ZagrebDox Pro for authors and producers of documentary films. This program will enable such professionals to take part in round tables, a masterclass conducted by prominent professionals whose primary field of interest is documentary film, and workshops and the pitching forum (the latter two events being of major importance for their projects).

Contact

ZagrebDox Pro
Nova Ves 18
10 000 Zagreb
Phone:
+385 994 006 228 (mobil), +385 148 548 21
Fax:
+385 148 548 23
WWW:
Email:

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