In collaboration with Tribeca Film Institute’s IF/Then fund and distribution initiative and the One World IHRFF, IDF is happy to announce a new short-form documentary pitching competition taking place at the East Doc Platform.
When: March 7, 2018
Where: Prague, Czech Republic
Deadline for application: November 10, 2017
Up to six projects will be selected for a pitch competition in front of a professional jury. The winner will be eligible for up to USD 20,000 in production support from IF/Then, as well as ongoing mentorship year-round and will participate in a year-long distribution initiative managed by the Tribeca Film Institute. All selected participants will take individual meetings at the East Doc Market with key broadcasters, festivals and documentary departments of international newspapers.
The pitch competition is open for all stories and storytellers coming from Central and East European countries. Social issue and or human rights focus is preferred but not mandatory. Each pitch team will have a maximum of 7 minutes to present their project, including all visual materials that can be no more than 3 minutes long.
• Original short documentary with a final duration (TRT) under 40 minutes
• Ready to be completed within 3-6 months of receiving the IF/Then grant
• No prior distribution attached and be able to participate in the IF/Then distribution initiative
We DO NOT support student projects, feature-length documentaries, series or cut-downs of completed films.
IF/Then is a new filmmaking initiative developed by Tribeca Film Institute. Its mission is to discover and empower more inclusive voices in short film storytelling. It also fosters multi-platform distribution and financial sustainability for more short filmmakers in a global and increasingly complex marketplace. IF/Then was developed by Tribeca Film Institute in partnership with, and supported by, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Additional F.A.Q. and eligibility information for Tribeca Film Institute’s IF/Then program can be found here: https://tribecafilminstitute.%20org/pages/if_then_short_%20documentary_program_news