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The Edinburgh Pitch 2009

Applications are now open for the annual pitching forum. 

SDI is pleased to present the annual Edinburgh Pitch 2009 which will run alongside Edinburgh International Film Festival (17-28 June 2009) again this year.

The 3 day event comprises of a pitching workshop, pitching forum and one to one meetings with commissioning editors, from 17-19 June 2009.

Cash Prizes will be awarded for Most Promising Project (£6,000) and Best Scottish Project (£2,000).

The pitching forum (open to observers) will take place on 18 June.

Deadline for project application: 11 May
Project selections announced: 27 May
Observer application deadline: Open

Following on from the success of the last two years, Scottish Documentary Institute is proud to re-launch the annual pitching workshop as The Edinburgh Pitch.

This is a fantastic opportunity for all filmmakers looking to produce a feature length documentary to attend a pitching and development workshop and to pitch formally in front of a carefully selected panel of International and UK commissioning editors, sales agents and producers. The workshop is open to all filmmakers UK and abroad and is aimed at independent filmmakers and companies who are developing and raising finance for creative documentaries (52'-90') and who are thinking about international co-productions. (Please note that only UK filmmakers are eligible for the cash prizes.)

The three day workshop will comprise: help to hone your presentation for the pitch, the pitching forum itself, networking opportunities, as well as one to one meetings with members of the panel. Last year we had representatives from BBC Storyville, Channel 4, Britdoc Foundation, First Hand Film Sales, ZDF, ARTE France, Lichtpunt, Belgium & Scottish Screen.

Already confirmed for 2009: Wim Van Rompaey, (Lichtpunt), Belgium; Doris Hepp, (ARTE, ZDF); Ian Davies, (Initialize Films); Representative (Scottish Screen), Tabitha Jackson (More4), Outi Saarikoski (YLE),  Beadie Finzi (Britdoc), Esther Van Messel (First Hand Films, Sales and Distribution), Line Sandsmark (EDN)   

Please download information on how to apply with a project or as an observer  below:

For enquiries: Contact Rebecca Day on r.day@eca.ac.uk  Enquiries: 0131 221 6125

This session concludes our Bridging the Gap 6 season of masterclasses and workshops.  Our new Bridging the Gap: Future films will have their industry premiere during EIFF.