Doc Week launches in connection with Edinburgh IFF
Scottish Documentary Institute and Initialize Films are pleased to announce the launch of Doc Week, which will run alongside Edinburgh International Film Festival. It will host the annual Edinburgh Pitch, Documentary Case Studies, Doc in Progress consultancies, meetings and briefings with documentary experts, Sales Agents, Distributors, Producers and the Docs 360 Pitch.
The Edinburgh Pitch: 15-17 June 2010
The annual Edinburgh Pitch is the only international pitching forum in Scotland open to all filmmakers, UK and abroad, looking to produce a feature length documentary. After a pitching and development workshop, projects will be pitched in front of a selected panel of international and UK commissioning editors, sales agents and producers. The workshop is aimed at independent filmmakers and companies who are developing and raising finance for creative documentaries (52'-90') and thinking about international co-productions. Deadline for project application is May 10.
Doc in Progress Sessions: 17-19 June 2010
Up to six 20-minute rough cuts will be selected and screened during Doc in Progress. All UK and foreign filmmakers completing a creative documentary (52’-90’) can apply. It will allow each filmmaker to receive feedback from professionals and Doc Week observers, focusing on creative decision making and editing. Deadline for project application is May 10.
Docs 360: 19-20 June 2010
Docs 360 is a new 9-month programme run by Initialize Films on how to use cross-platform techniques to promote, finance and distribute a documentary film. Doc Week will host a one day workshop offering a practical guide to setting up a campaign, building a community, raising finance online, keeping the community hooked and 360 promotion and distribution, followed by a one day pitching session for 10 producer/filmmaker teams. Deadline for project application is May 24.
From 16-20 June all events are open to Observers who have purchased a Doc Week Pass. Doc Week participants can also register as delegates to the Edinburgh International Film Festival at preferential rates.
For more information, application guidelines and rules go to the Doc Week web site.
About Scottish Documentary Institute
Scottish Documentary Institute is a documentary research centre at Edinburgh College of Art specialised in documentary training, production and distribution. The Institute runs annual programmes such as Bridging the Gap (short documentary) and Interdoc (feature documentary). More information on: www.scottishdocinstitute.com
About Initialize Films
Initialize is a project and business development agency for film and TV professionals. Initialize has helped filmmakers and producers gain development and production funding, find co-production partners and raise private equity. For more information please see www.initialize-films.co.uk
Related links at edn.dk
Find international funding via our EDN Financing Guide
See upcoming EDN Activities