MIPDoc teams with Indie Go Go for International Pitch, reveals keynotes

Entrants to this year's pitch competition in Cannes can work with the crowdfunding site to promote their projects and pitch for investment online.
February 17, 2012

MIPDoc organizers have announced a partnership with crowdfunding portal Indie Go Go for this year’s International Pitch.

The site has created a dedicated partner page, where entrants to the MIPDoc competition will be able to promote their projects and pitch for investment online.

The MIPDoc International Pitch, taking place March 30, is open to all content creators and producers looking for financing for their documentary projects. Six entries deemed to have the most potential to be developed and aired to international audiences will be selected to pitch live before a panel of international commissioning editors and broadcasters.

The winner of the pitch will get editorial coverage, one-on-one onsite meetings with broadcasters, free entry to MIPDoc 2013 and a free submission of the winning program to the MIPDoc 2013 digital library.

The deadline for entries is February 21. For more information, click here.

In other MIPDoc-related news, organizers Reed MIDEM announced that National Geographic Channels U.S. CEO David Lyle will deliver the MIPDoc 2012 Media Mastermind Keynote on March 30, while Adam Gee, factual cross-platform commissioning editor for Channel 4, will present a Commissioning 360 keynote.

A new keynote address, dubbed the Collaborative Creation keynote, will close out the two-day event and will be presented by Brandon Litman, cofounder of the annual worldwide film collaboration project, One Day on Earth.

MIPDoc comes to Cannes’ JW Marriott Hotel on March 30 and 31, preceding MIPTV.

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