November 1, 2006

This years’ DocsBarcelona, a pitching forum for documentary filmmakers and producers, is complemented by the first-ever International Documentary Film Festival. The event plans to screen a small selection of documentaries, which include never-before-seen releases and children’s docs. The forum’s main goal, however, is still to get projects commissioned. The pitching workshops are on January 30 and 31, and the festival takes place February 1 to 4 in Barcelona and Terrassa. Pitching sessions and meetings will be held February 1 and 2.

Fylmz Festival
For a new indie venue, the Fylmz Festival is offering an impressive reward for its Best Feature Film selection: US$100,000 and a distribution deal. Taking place in Nashville, Tennessee from February 8 to 10, the first annual fest is open to non-fiction and fiction filmmakers alike from around the globe. Founded in 2004 by A.W. Vidmer, a director and producer who understands the struggle of fellow indie filmmakers, Fylmz also has a strong online following worth checking out.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.