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EDN Online Pitching Sessions 2014: Projects from the opposition

May 23, 2014 at 14:00-15:00 (Central European Time). At the online EDN Video Conference Room.

EDN Online Pitching is a pitching format based on an online video conference, where a limited number of documentary projects are pitched. For this pitching session EDN is calling for documentary projects from the opposition. The submission deadline is May 2, 2014 at noon.

EDN Online Pitching is an initiative where four documentary projects are pitched to a group of leading international financiers and decision makers. Each session will have a specific focus like science, history, art or similar. The pitching takes place online in the EDN Video Conference Room and each session lasts one hour. This session, which will focus on documentary projects on 'the opposition', will take place on May 23, 2014 at 14:00-15:00 (Central European Time).

What do we mean with 'projects from the opposition'?
With projects from the opposition, we mean documentary projects done by or portraying people, groups or movements forming a social or political opposition. This can for instance be: 

  •   -  Political oppositions fighting for democratic rights
  •   -  Armed groups battling suppressing political leaderships
  •   -  Social movements trying to change current dominant structures.

For this session we plan to have the presence of 4 - 6 financiers and experts with a special interest and experience in human rights, political and current affairs documentaries. These are the participants, who have have confirmed their presence:

Projects selected for the EDN Online Pitching Session

1. Cover-up in Valencia. Directed by Vicent Peris. Executive Producer Joan Úbeda, Mediapro, Barcelona and Barret Films, Valencia, Spain.

2. The Lost Justice. Directed and produced by Mahboubeh Honarian, Vera Media, Canada/Iran.

3. The Red Man. Directed by Victor Asliuk, Belarus. Produced by Heino Deckert,, Germany.

4. The Challenge. Directed by El Colectivo. Produced by Gregor Streiber, inselfilm produktion, Germany.

How the online pitching works

The aim of the EDN Online Pitching Sessions is to create a forum where documentary projects with a specific focus can be introduced and discussed. This low cost set-up makes it possible to create space for introductions and discussions of themes and focuses not always viable in the offline world.

The written presentations and pilots of the selected projects will be circulated among the participating financiers before the session. The pilots of the selected projects will be available at the EDN web site.

To set off the discussion of the project being pitched, the presenting director/producer/team will make a 3-4 minutes verbal addition to the project description. Then the discussion and evaluation of the project will be open. The feedback will be given by 4-6 financiers, decision makers and experts relevant to the specific focus for each session.

The involved partners in the session will all have audio and visual contact via the video interface provided in the EDN Video Conference Room.

All you need in order to take part in the EDN Online Pitching Session is: 

  •   -  a computer with a cable connection to the internet (no WIFI)
  •   -  a microphone and camera built in/connected to your computer
  •   -  a pair of headphones.

EDN Contact Person

Ove Rishøj Jensen