Reelisor, the European documentary networking platform, has launched a pitch competition with a grand prize of a year’s worth of mentoring.
Doc projects uploaded to reelisor.com will be reviewed by a panel of experts, including Karolina Lidin from the Nordic Film and TV Fund, Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Charlie Phillips, YLE’s Iikka Vehkalahti, and Icelandic producer Margaret Jonasdottir. The award is open to any reelisor member uploading a new project onto the platform. Bimonthly winners will be chosen from the projects received.
After a year, the six bimonthly winners will then be considered for an overall reelisor project of the year award; the prize being a year’s “Road Map” of mentoring through the international documentary market, in which the winner will receive a year’s personal training and representation at markets from the reelisor team.
Meanwhile the bimonthly winners will receive personal mentoring, advice and connections for their project and will be profiled on the reelisor site. They will also receive complimentary passes to partner markets such as Doc/Fest, Dok Leipzig and IDFA, although those are subject to availability.
Additionally, for the initial months of the project, all applicants will be given feedback and advice on how to gain investment and exposure for their ideas.
The deadline for this year’s award is December 19, 2011.