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DOCalendar Deadlines in March 2020


Check out our monthly service covering upcoming deadlines of events in the documentary sector. This monthly overview is based on our DOCalendar, a freely available online tool containing a vast collection of information about key industry events.

The documentary world offers a whole variety of different workshops, pitching sessions and other doc industry events but it's sometimes challenging to keep track of all the dates and submission deadlines. That's why we provide a regular overview of documentary events that have a deadline to meet in the coming weeks. This month's DOCalendar entries include deadlines for DocsBarcelona Rough Cut Pitch, Hot Docs Distribution Rendezvous, Emerging Producers 2021, FEST Film & Audiovisual Law Conference and more.

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DocsBarcelona Rough Cut Pitch

Deadline: Training 09/03/2020. Event dates: 27/05/2020
A selection of 4 projects in rough cut stage will participate in a presentation of a project in front of a selection of commissioning editors, film funds and sales agents and accredited professionals of DoscBarcelona. Each project will be given 15 minutes to present, in which the trailer must be included, as well as a sequence of the project and 15 minutes of questions and answers with the invited panel of experts. Then, private meetings between comissioning editors and projects will be organized. Furthermore, the selected projects for this activity, will participate in a creative consultancy prior to the presentation.

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Hot Docs Distribution Rendezvous

Deadline: 12/03/2020. Event dates: —

Distribution Rendezvous, one-to-one pre-arranged meetings with a slate of international sales agents and distributors seeking rough cut or market ready films. Participants have 20-minute meetings with decision makers during the Distribution Rendezvous sessions on Monday, May 4, 2020. Producers will be able to request meetings with participating decision makers. Project information will be forwarded to the requested decision makers, who will review and accept those most appropriate to their mandates.

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Emerging Producers 2021 Edition

Deadline: 15/03/2020. Event dates: 27/10 - 01/11/2020

Emerging Producers is an industry flagship project of the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival and the only one of its kind designed for documentary film producers in Europe. Every year we select 18 talented producers (17 European and one representing a guest country), which we provide with educational, networking and promotional support.

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FEST Film & Audiovisual Law Conference

Deadline: 20/03/2020. Event dates: 21/03 – 22/03/2020

Designed for lawyers, public and private financiers, paralegals, film producers and directors, the Film and Audiovisual Law Conference will shed light on constant changes in the sector by analysing new tendencies in laws for film and audiovisual media, making it a unique conference on an European level. With top-level speakers, the conference will tackle the absence of similar events that address these issues on a European level and strongly encourages networking and the building of dynamics between producers, lawyers specialized in law of film and audiovisual media, and other agents present at the event.

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Grierson DocLab: Training and Mentoring Scheme

Deadline: 20/03/2020. Event dates: —
The Grierson DocLab offers: * financial support for trainees plus work placements supported by bursaries * a dynamic programme of workshops and masterclasses * access to award-winning industry professionals * structured mentoring support * the chance to attend the internationally recognised Sheffield Doc/Fest * a fantastic opportunity for 18 - 25yr olds to gain their first foothold in the documentary industry. From learning basic camera skills to pitching a concept, this is a chance for 16 aspiring filmmakers to turn their documentary passion into reality.

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Doc Edge Pitch 2020

Deadline: 30/03/2020. Event dates: 29/05/2020
Doc Edge Pitch is an opportunity for filmmakers to put forward their ideas for documentaries to local and overseas panel and to make important new contacts. For the Panel, it provides them an opportunity to hear of new and exciting projects. Observers will be able to hear feedback directly from the decision-makers as well as to watch and learn from the pitching process.

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