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MIPDoc International Pitch opens call for entries

The deadline for submissions for the revamped documentary pitching competition, which will now include crowdfunding capability for entrants, is February 21.
January 17, 2012

MIPDoc has revamped its annual documentary pitching competition, and has begun its call for entries.

The newly christened MIPDoc International Pitch will bring six of the best applications received to a panel of international commissioning editors and broadcasters for a live pitch session to be held during MIPDoc in Cannes, France on March 30.

Selections will be made on the basis of innovation and originality as apparent in storytelling techniques, characters, look, story and theme; and international appeal.

This year, MIPDoc will be introducing a crowdfunding element into the mix, with entrants being able to upload their projects onto an online crowdfunding platform for a chance to gain further investment. More information regarding this development will follow in the coming days, say organizers.

The deadline for submissions is February 21, 2012. For more information, and to enter, click here.

Sponsors and partners for the MIPDoc International Pitch include realscreen, EDN and Content Asia.

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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