East Doc Platform

IF/Then Short Pitch

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, 10:00 - 12:00
Where: Institut Cervantes, Prague, Czech Republic

Six projects will pitch 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.

Selected projects:
Blackandwhite, d. Zoe Eluned Aiano, Anna Benner, p. Linda Dedkova, Martin Hulovec (CZ, DE, UK)
Dan, d. Katarzyna Hertz, Jan Szewczyk, p. Jan Szewczyk (PL)
The Death of Mister X, d. Artem Ryzhykov, p. Ram Devineni (UA, USA, LV)
George and George on the Lake, d. and p. Piotr Malecki (PL)
The Heavenly Eye, d. Nadia Parfan, p. Illia Gladshtein (UA)
No Body, d. Mihnea - Rareș Hanțiu, Bahar Shoghi, p. Dan Nuțu, Cristina Hoffman (RO)

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.

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 at this LINK.

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