Call for submission for MyDocs EDN Pitch Pilot Workshop 2016 supported by Finas
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Call for submissions!

MyDocs is proud to present a hands-on practical three day International Trailer Workshop by the European Documentary Network 
supported by Finas

Submission deadline: Sept 28th 2016

Workshop dates: 
October 19th, 20th & 21st 2016

The EDN Pitch Pilot Workshop is a three-day event focusing on the development of pitching pilots (aka trailers) for
four selected documentary projects.

It is the ambition of the workshop to strengthen the visual and cinematic expression of the projects and create a bigger understanding of editing pilots. This is crucial when pitching and presenting a documentary project for funding.

Submit your project for selection!

Through this experience and with supervision from a leading international editor, the participants edit a world class pilot for their documentary project.

The Trainer - Phil Jandaly

Phil has spent the last 20 years building an international reputation as an editor and story consultant, working on projects in places as far afield as Serbia, Holland, France, South Korea, and beyond, often giving master classes on pitch pilot trailers, and the relationship between editors and directors. With a focus on human rights stories, Phil has brought an acute, analytical approach to storytelling using a tool box of exercises and questions that help creators get to the creative core of their projects. With his partner Annika Gustafson, Phil also runs BedouinViking productions, where he’s been part of developing the Sundance/Stories of Change feature documentary Brown Gold. He’s fascinated by new storytelling technologies, and the possibilities of Virtual Reality in documentary.

Why participate in a pitch pilot workshop?

Pitching sessions have become a frequent tool when it comes to financing documentaries in development. It has become a fixed format everywhere in the world and all year round it is possible to take part in a pitching session, where you have around 7 minutes to present you project to a panel of financiers.

Because of this, a lot of training initiatives have been conducted on how to pitch, but over the years it has become more and more clear that a good pitch is about much more than being a good performer.

With the development of the pitching sessions, the visual part of the pitch has become a central element. To meet these demands for pitching documentaries EDN have developed a workshop with focus on the creative development of the visual material that is shown during a pitch. 

Who should Participate?

The workshop is aimed at documentary professionals with a project in development. The level of the teaching will be high and based upon the experiences of the participants. We encourage teams of directors, producers and editors to participate together in the workshop, as the participating projects will go through developments in aspects of directing, producing and structuring of the story. 

Only four projects will be selected!

How to participate?

The deadline for submitting your project is September 28, 2016.

You submit your project by sending a written 2-page presentation of your project accompanied by visual material.

Your written 2-page presentation should include the following elements:

- Title, name of producer, production company and director, length, format & production plan/time of delivery of the final film
- Short synopsis
- Depending on the nature of the project information on: Visual approach, reflections on the narrative, presentation of characters etc
- The total budget sum (not the whole budget) & a brief financing plan
- Short CV & filmography of company and director
- Contact details on producer/production company and/or director
 You can send your 2-page presentation by email to:  

The Visual Material

Your application should be accompanied by visual material already shot for the submitted project. You submit your visual material as a link to an online streaming facility when emailing your 2-page presentation.



Participating as Observer
Limited seats available

For The Pitch Pilot Workshop a number of observer seats are available. When participating as an observer you will take part in all sessions on equal terms with the pitching participants. Only exception is not having a concrete project developed and a pitch pilot edited.

Observers can apply up until October 14. Observer seats are handled on a “first come – first served” basis.

However you MUST still be able to commit to the 3 days.

Who is EDN?

Stimulating networks & knowledge within the documentary sector

EDN is a global network for professionals working with documentary media. Around 1000 members from more than 60 countries have joined EDN. Our 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 two indispensable resources The EDN Financing Guide and The EDN Co-Production Guide.
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