MIPDoc Co-Production Challenge projects chosen

Six new documentary projects will be presented to a jury of commissioning editors at MIPDoc in Cannes on April 2.
March 22, 2011

The MIPDoc Co-Production Challenge, presented by Reed MIDEM and organized in partnership with realscreen and the European Documentary Network (EDN), has chosen six projects to compete for the favor of a jury of international commissioning editors. The event is part of the kick-off of MIPDoc, taking place April 2 from 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. at Cannes’ Carlton Hotel.

The six projects, as chosen by EDN, are:

17 Not Required Indians (prodco: Sprocket Science, India)

A Spy in Love (prodco: Ladybirds Films, France)

Baltoro Passage (prodco: The Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing, Poland)

Desert Cantos (prodco: Off World, Belgium)

Padre Fortea: The Exorcist (prodco: Gammaglimt AS, Norway)

Wild One (Film IT, Slovenia)

All of the projects will be presented before a jury of international commissioning editors, selected by realscreen. The jury includes:

Hamish Mykura, head of documentaries, Channel 4 (jury chair)

Axel Arno, commissioning editor for SVT - Sveriges Television AB

Nick Cohen, multiplatform commissioning executive, Knowledge, BBC

Karen Michael, commissioning editor for ARTE France

Iikka Vehkalahti, commissioning editor, Documentary for YLE TV2

The winner of the MIPDoc Co-Production 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.

For more information on the six projects and the Co-Production Challenge, visit the MIPDoc site.

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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.