Channel 4′s Hamish Mykura to lead jury at MIPDOC Copro Challenge

Channel 4 head of docs will lead the jury in evaluating projects at this year's MIPDOC pitching competition.
February 1, 2011

The 2011 MIPDoc Co-production Challenge, coming to MIPDOC in Cannes on April 2 and organized by Reed Midem in partnership with Realscreen and the European Documentary Network (EDN), has announced its jury chair and members of the jury who will evaluate projects during the live pitching competition.

Hamish Mykura, head of documentaries for the UK’s Channel 4 and More4, will lead the jury for this year’s event. The jury includes Iikka Vehkalahti, commissioning editor, Documentary for YLE TV2; Karen Michael, Commissioning Editor for ARTE France and Axel Arno, Commissioning Editor for SVT – Sveriges Television AB.

The winner of the Challenge will receive: editorial coverage during MIPDoc 2011 and in realscreen‘s post-MIP issue; a one-on-one meeting with a jury member during the event; free entry to MIPDoc 2012; free submission of their winning program to the MIPDoc 2012 digital library; a two-day pass to the 2012 Realscreen Summit, in Washington D.C. and a one-year subscription to realscreen. The deadline for submissions is February 25, 2011. For more information and the submission entry form, click here.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.