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EDN Announces Three Online Pitching Sessions


EDN - European Documentary Network is hosting a new round of online pitching sessions. At these sessions pitching documentary projects to financiers is just one click away. The unique format features three new sessions in Fall 2016, each focusing on a different theme being youth, history and “women in opposition”.

The EDN Online Pitchings:
Easy one-click access to financiers and decision-makers

The EDN Online Pitching Sessions offer filmmakers an easy and innovative way to enter the market and get access to international financiers. The format was introduced in 2010 and has since been an important stepping-stone for many quality documentaries.

“Meeting funders and distributors face-to-face still remains essential. When considering that this is usually time consuming and requires travelling, the EDN online pitching sessions is a smart and refreshing opportunity. I pitched twice there and got introduced to funders I didn’t know”, says Christian Popp from YUZU Productions.

EDN collaborates with a vast network of commissioning editors, sales agents and film funds in order to find the relevant financiers for projects pitched during the sessions. Therefore filmmakers receive concrete market feedback relevant to their particular ideas.

Overview of EDN Online Pitching Sessions in Fall 2016:

11 October 2016: RealYoung | submission deadline: 20 September 2016 (noon)

8 November 2016: History | submission deadline: 18 October 2016 (noon)

2 December 2016: Women in Opposition | submission deadline: 11 November 2016 (noon)


About the EDN Online Pitching Sessions

Access to the EDN online pitching sessions is easy and just one click away. As a participant you receive a conference link by email and the session opens in your browser. The setup only requires a standard computer and a stable Internet connection. The EDN Online Pitching Sessions are offered on a regular basis in order to support filmmakers in bringing their projects to the market.


Screenshot EDN Online Pitching Session

Screenshot of an EDN Online Pitching Session


About EDN

European Documentary Network is a global network for professionals working with documentary film and TV. Close to 1000 members from more than 60 countries have joined EDN. The organisation is open for both newcomers and established filmmakers from around the world. EDN provides documentary consulting and informs about possibilities for funding, financing, development, co-production, distribution and collaboration across borders. This is done via individual consultancy to members on documentary projects, activities like workshops, seminars and conferences as well as through the "EDN Financing Guide" and the "EDN Co-production Guide", two indispensable resource publications provided by EDN.

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