Holocaust documentary Annihilation and transmedia project A Journey to Icaria are among the five finalists selected for the MIPDoc International Pitch, which will be held on the first day of the Cannes documentary market, on April 5.
The event, which is open to creators and producers in search of coproduction partners for documentary and factual projects, will be judged by a jury that includes Catherine Alvaresse, deputy director specialist of factual at Arte France; Axel Arno, commissioning editor at SVT; Ann Julienne, head of international development for documentary at France Télévisions; Catherine Olsen, exec producer of documentaries for CBC News Network’s “The Passionate Eye” program; and Charles Schuerhoff, director of acquisitions at PBS International, U.S.
The five finalists that will pitch live to the jury include:
A Journey to Icaria from France’s Je Suis Bien Content, a transmedia project that will start online and become a live-action/animation docudrama and ultimately lead to a documentary game on the Icarian adventure.
A Leak in Paradise (Swiss Bank Whistleblower) from Belgium’s Vente-CBWIP-Sales, on Rudolf Elmer, who defied bank secrecy and revealed the secrets of the Cayman Islands Julius Baer bank.
Angry Warriors – The Salafi Call for Jihad from Germany’s New Docs, about a small Muslim minority;
Annihilation from France’s Zed, an exploration of the attempted eradication of European Jews during the Second World War.
Invisible Mothers from Spain’s 3BoxMedia, which follows the challenges faced by Moroccan mothers raising their children alone.
- MIPDoc will run from April 5-6 at the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez, in the south of France.