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Wild Talk Africa calls for pitches

The upcoming Wild Talk Africa Wildlife Film Festival and Conference, which takes place in Durban in July, is searching for natural history documentary and formats pitches for its pitching sessions.
April 24, 2013

The upcoming Wild Talk Africa Wildlife Film Festival and Conference is searching for natural history documentary and formats pitches for its pitching sessions.

The festival, running from July 23 to 26 in Durban, South Africa, has 12 project slots to fill for its pitching sessions. Submissions are now being accepted until June 6, and the filmmakers behind the top proposals will have the opportunity to pitch to a panel of commissioning editors.

Last year’s participants included commissioning editors from Animal Planet, NHK, the BBC’s NHU, National Geographic, Smithsonian Networks and NHU Africa.

Interested filmmakers should send a one-page project summary, photograph from the production, bio, and name and contact details for the person pitching, to lailah@wildtalkafrica.com. A short (five minutes  maximum) sample reel can also help, the organization said.

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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