Pitching

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Need funding for your project? Present and pitch your idea to the best possible audience!

 

Our Pitching program is structured in two phases:

 

Main Pitch Session (Public presentation of the project)

Each selected project will be briefly presented by its director and/or producer before a panel composed of commissioning editors (who are responsible for TV funding) and distributors attending the MiradasDoc Market. A brief DVD demo-reel of the project may be shown to the audience as part of the presentation (maximum duration: 4 minutes). The pitch session will be presided over by an expert moderator and will also include the active participation of decision-makers who will share information about the sort of programs that interest them, their channels’ editorial slants and their companies with filmmakers and producers.

 

One-to-One Individual Pitch Meetings

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In a second stage, each project may be individually presented to members of the panel for discussion.

 

The main aims of these sessions are:

  • To fund documentary projects through coproduction or pre-buy agreements to be signed with broadcasters and distributors.
  • To enrich and develop project proposals with suggestions from commissioning editors following these face-to-face encounters.

During this sessions, MiradasDoc Market provides simultaneous translation services.

 

Who may submit a project?

Producers from all around the world whose projects deal with human interest stories and social issues. We pay special attention to films being produced or filmed in South America, Africa and Asia.

 

Language of project to be registered

Projects can be presented in Spanish or English.

 

Requirements for submitting a project

You may submit your project by filling out the MiradasDoc Market entry form at www.miradasdoc.com. Registration is free of charge. Please read the rules for submission before completing the form.

 

Regulations

The deadline for submissions is August 15th, 2015. Please complete the entry form (to be filled out online).

 

It is very important that you should keep within the maximum number of words for each section on the form. You will find further details on each field required in the form.

  • Synopsis
  • Treatment
  • Research Plan
  • Budget (in €, Euro; or $, US Dollars).
  • Funding Plan
  • Production Plan
  • Director’s Filmography
  • Company Profile

If the project is selected, the organization will be in touch in order to update this information (request pictures, etc.).

 

The date on which the works selected will be notified is September 2015.

 

Registration period and fees

Call for entries is open between Juny 11th, 2015 and August 15th, 2015. Registration is free of charge.

 

Once the projects have been selected (there will be a maximum of 10 projects), producers must pay a 100€ fee in order to take part in the pitch sessions.

 

This fee includes:

  • Participation in the two-day pitching workshop (4th and 5th November) given by the expert Marijke Rawe
  • The right for the producers or film-makers to present their project at the Pitching sessions on 5th November 2014.
  • Lunch Tickets for the 3rd (Pitching Workshop), 4th and 5th of November.

Selected producers and/or filmmakers must cover their own accommodation and travel expenses to and from the island of Tenerife.

 

Accommodation support

MiradasDoc offers selected projects coming from outside the Canary Islands up to three nights accommodation, for one representative of each project. The conditions are to be consulted with the MiradasDoc team.

 

For more information: [email protected]
Ph: +34 677 86 89 85

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AWARDS

DEVELOPMENT AWARD

MiradasDoc will award 2,000€ to a project . This money shall be invested in the preproduction stage. For this purpose, it will be necessary to sign a contract specifying the award’s conditions: one-year term, delivery of documentary evidence (invoices, etc.).

 

MIRADASDOC AND SUBBABEL AWARD FOR TRANSLATION AND SUBTITLES:

The award-winning Spanish company, SUBBABEL, specialized in audiovisual translation, subtitling, voice over, audio-description and sign language presents this prize together with MIRADASDOC:

 

– Free Translation and Subtitling into Spanish of a documentary of 80 minutes’ maximum duration. If the documentary is already in Spanish, subtitling for the deaf and the hard of hearing will be offered instead.

 

– Reduction of 35%  in the price for subtitling the same documentary in another language to be chosen from Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese or German. The normal price is nine euros per minute.

 

The script, transcription or dialogue list will be required.

www.subbabel.com

 

TREELINE DISTRIBUTION CONSULTANCY AWARD

TREELINE DISTRIBUTION is a Spanish distribution company created by Luisa Romeo and Elena Mera, two professionals with long careers in national and international production and distribution.Treeline Distribution distributes content from Canal Odisea, Wanda Films, Canal Extremadura, Frida Films…

 

The award consists of two advisory sessions on the project: one while the project is at the development stage, and a second once the documentary is finished.

 

The objective is to offer a guide of the most suitable festivals according to the content and style of the documentary and the best commercial distribution strategy to follow (selection of distributor or sales agent, broadcasters, internet, cinemas, etc.)

www.treelinedistribution.com

 

ELAMEDIA POSTPRODUCTION AWARD

This award is presented by Elamedia, and consists of the post-production of the winner’s (director) next documentary at Elamedia’s facilities, including editing room, colour grading and the DCP print.

www.elamedia.es

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