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NORTH PITCH — Below Zero 2017: Call for Projects

22.09.2016

No matter where you are based you can submit your documentary project on all aspects of life above the Arctic Circle. Projects selected for NORTH PITCH - Below Zero will pitch to a panel of international decision makers as well as compete for The Arctic Documentary Award and The Below Zero Award. The deadline for submitting your project is on November 28, 2016.

NORTH PITCH — Below Zero is an international pitching session for documentary projects focusing on life above the Arctic Circle. At the session a wide range of documentary projects on all subjects related to this matter will be pitched. These can be projects focusing on culture, environment, resources, politics, climate changes and indigenous peoples as well as general human stories.

For the second time the projects selected for NORTH PITCH — Below Zero will be competing for 2 awards. The Arctic Documentary Award, NOK 40000, is granted to the project which has the best political, environmental or cultural relevance to the Arctic and has an international potential for financing and distribution. The Below Zero Award , NOK 10.000, is given for the most innovative project. Kulturnæringsstiftelsen SNN is funding both awards.

Filmmakers from all over the world are welcome to submit projects for NORTH PITCH — Below Zero. Stories with a broad international market appeal are preferred. From the submitted project proposals a maximum of 12 projects will be selected for participation. The working language will be English.

NORTH PITCH - Below Zero consists of a producers-meet-producers set up, a 2-day workshop and will conclude with a pitching session, where the selected projects are pitched to a panel of international financiers and experts.

An essential part of the NORTH PITCH — Below Zero is the pre-pitch workshop, where the selected projects will be developed under guidance from experienced international experts from the documentary business. In last year's edition, NORTH PITCH - Below Zero welcomed experts from the Danish Film Institute, DR Sales, Norwegian Film Institute, NRK, North Norwegian Film Centre, International Sámi Film Institute, Swedish Film Institute, SVT, Filmpool Nord, NDR, Films Transit and Autlook Filmsales.

The NORTH PITCH — Below Zero program

- a producers-meet producers set up where the participating producers present their projects before and have meetings with producers from Norway, Sweden and Denmark

- a pre-pitching workshop where the selected projects will be developed under guidance from experienced international experts from the documentary business. The workshop will focus on how the project can be developed in the best possible direction and how the presentation of the project can be optimized

During the workshop, there will be a possibility to work with both the pitch trailer and the written presentation.

- a pitching session where each project will be pitched in seven minutes for a panel of international financiers and possible future collaborators. The pitch will be followed by a brief round of feedback from the panel and individual meetings between filmmakers and financiers

- networking events to encourage future collaborations between organizations, financiers, producers and filmmakers.

HOW TO APPLY:

For more information about the programme and how to apply, please visit:

http://www.edn.dk/activities/edn-activities-2017/below-zero-2017/

 

 

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