Projects on the children of 20th century dictators and the trash floating in outer space are among six MIPDoc Co-Production Pitch finalists headed to Cannes next week.
The Reed MIDEM-organized competition is open to international creators and producers looking for copro partners for factual and doc projects, and will be judged by a jury of senior programmers and various execs from the event’s sponsor ZDF Enterprises.
The six finalists pitching to the jury are as follows:
Brain Power from France’s Scientifilms, about scientific breakthroughs that are illuminating the extent of human consciousness;
Children of Dictators from Germany’s Autentic, which examines influential dictators of the 20th century from Africa to South America through the eyes of their children and relatives;
Pioneers & Heroes from the UK’s Espresso TV, which profiles technological advances in medical science, engineering and technology that are used in war;
On the Edge of the Mind from Spain’s Intuitive Productions and Somadrome, about a U.S. government-engineered memory device called the “Conectome,” which maps humans’ neural networks;
Lengguru The Lost World from France’s Mona Lisa Production, on an expedition in West Papua New Guinea that sets out to discover new species.
Space Smash (pictured) from France’s Saint Thomas Productions, which details the efforts to clean the trash floating in outer space.
The finalists are to pitch during the competition on April 11. MIPDoc runs this year from April 11 to 12, followed by MIPTV from April 13 to 16.