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EDN opens three online pitching sessions slated for fall

The European Documentary Network has unveiled three new autumn 2015 pitching sessions available to filmmakers through an online video conference. (Pictured: Anthony Baxter's You've Been Trumped)
July 31, 2015

The European Documentary Network (EDN) has unveiled three new autumn 2015 pitching sessions available to filmmakers through an online video conference.

The initiative intends to expose documentarians and producers to financiers from the international film industry and will spotlight films in the genres of science, history and docs aimed at youth audiences.

Filmmakers looking to pitch to the “Real Young – Documentaries for Young Audiences” forum have until August 25, when submissions close. The online conference will take place September 15 at 2 p.m. CET.

Meanwhile, the “Science Documentaries” forum will take place October 13 at 2 p.m. CET with submission deadlines having been set for September 22.

The “History and Historical Themes” video conference will take place December 15 at 2 p.m. CET with a submissions call of November 24.

Founded in 2010, the format works cooperatively with an array of commissioning editors, buyers, sales agents and film funds in order to locate suitable financiers to corresponding topics pitched at each session.

EDN has successfully introduced a number of European doc films to international financiers including Friedrich Moser’s The Brussels Business: Who Runs the European Union?, Anthony Baxter‘s You’ve Been Trumped (pictured), Henrik Underbjerg’s How Are You?, Christian Popp and Alessandro Carroli’s Eye On Art, and Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami’s Going Up The Stairs.

“Meeting funders and distributors face-to-face still remains essential. When considering that this is usually time consuming and requires traveling, the EDN online pitching sessions are a smart and refreshing opportunity,” said Christian Popp, co-founder and producer at YUZU Productions.

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 HMV.com. 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.

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