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MIPTV ’19: “Change My Mind”, “The Doubt Makers” claim pitch prizes

Winners for the 2019 MIPDOC and MIPFormats project pitches have been revealed. Taking the top prize for the MIPFormats International Pitch competition in the Palais des Festivals was Australia’s 1440 Productions ...
April 10, 2019

Winners for the 2019 MIPDOC and MIPFormats project pitches have been revealed.

Taking the top prize for the MIPFormats International Pitch competition in the Palais des Festivals was Australia’s 1440 Productions with Change My Mind. 

Pitched by Melbourne-based producers Kristy Fuller and Amy Parks, the format features adults with preconceived notions challenged by a child or teen activist. In addition to the award, the pair also took home a cash prize worth €5,000 (US$5,632).

Turkey’s Lucid Dream Entertainment, meanwhile, was feted with the People’s Choice Award for their format The Wall Project.

Down the Croisette at the JW Marriott Cannes, P3 Media’s One Giant Leap and ZED’s The Doubt Makers (pictured) were selected as the winners of the 2019 MIPDoc Project Pitches.

P3 Media’s One Giant Leap (U.S.), meanwhile, was awarded in the Science & Technology tract. The project beat out the likes of Mediawan Rights’ Global Science (France), Beagle Media’s 2020: Space Beyond (Italy), Sequana Media’s 7 Wonders: Rebuilding Legendary Monuments (France), and Lucky You’s Ariane: The Impossible Bet (France).

French indie producer and distributor ZED’s in-depth investigative docuseries The Doubt Makers was presented with the award in the Current Affairs & Investigation category. The 52- or 90-minute project focuses on the science of doubt across three categories – tobacco, climate change and pesticides – in an attempt to dismantle notions that aim to turn science against itself.

Finalists for the MIPDOC competition made their pitches in front of a jury of international decision-makers, including: Chris Hoelzl, Smithsonian Channel; Hiroaki Katayama, NHK Japan Broadcasting Corp; Martin Pieper, ZDF; and Bernadette McDaid, National Geographic.

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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