CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS IS CLOSED – CALL FOR AFRICAN PROJECTS IS OPEN UNTIL 15 – FEBRUARY
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 (10 minutes) 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: 3 or 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.
The list of Commissioning Editors will be published very soon in this website.
ONE-TO-ONE INDIVIDUAL PITCH MEETINGS
In a second stage, each project may be individually presented to members of the panel for discussion. (between 8 to 10 minutes).
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 carefully for submission before completing the form.
– The period for submissions is closed. Call for African Projects is open until February 15, 2019. 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:
Budget (in €, Euro; or $, US Dollars)
– A committe of experts will evaluate each project submitted and will select ten out of the list. If the project is selected, the organization will be in touch in order to update this information (request pictures, etc.).
REGISTRATION PERIOD AND FEES
The period for submissions is closed. Submission for African projects: February 15, 2019. 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.
– The list of 10 projects selected will be online throughout first week of March 2019. This fee includes:
Participation in the three-day pitching workshop given by the expert XXX.
The right for the producers or film-makers to present their project at the Pitching sessions.
Lunch Tickets for the market days.
Selected producers and/or filmmakers must cover their own travel expenses to and from the island of Tenerife. In some cases MiradasDoc offers accommodation grants. Please see below:
MiradasDocs Market was a great opportunity to meet some really exciting filmmakers and hear about upcoming projects from around the world. The pitching session was extremely well run. Thank you so much for your kind hospitality, everything was so well organised and I really enjoyed my time there. Such a treat to be in Tenerife for the first time! I hope that Dogwoof have the opportunity to be involved in the market again in future years.
Shoshana Eilon Dogwoof Global (U.K.)
Thanks a lot for the very friendly and nice market. It was indeed very productive for us. It was the first platform where the project was presented, analyzed by tutors and pitched and we got a lot of very useful feedback. Marijke Rawe was amazing and she did help us a lot in the pitch workshop.
Hasmik Hovhannisyan Pitcher del proyecto “A month of 20 years” HY pictures (Armenia)
I really appreciate the Treeline Distribution consultancy award I got.
It is just what I needed!
Carolina Calle Pitcher “Sandals for rent” (Bella Vista Cine Club, Colombia)
I had a great stay and had a lot of great meetings with the producers and distributors at a very fine organized market
Anders Bruus DR (Denmark)
I really enjoyed these few days I’ve had the privilege to spend with Miradasdoc team, the producers, the decision makers on this lovely and warm island between Europe, Africa and Latin America.
Philippe MULLER Arte TV (France)
All the team of "Romeos y Julietas" are very happy with the MiradasDoc developement award!
Thank you very much for the extraordinary organization, and the very warm welcome. MiradasDoc is an intense and a friendly market with a very important human dimension.
Mercedes Sader Pitcher, Coral Cine (Uruguay)
“The producers and director of The only flower would like to thank the whole team of MiradasDoc Market for these fantastic days we had in Tenerife, in which we had time to learn, share, comment and learn some very interesting people. The treatment we received was exquisite, at a human level and at a professional level, and we urge everyone with a documentary film project to present it here and experience the Market of MiradasDoc. We will probably meet, because... we are definitely coming back.
Thanks for everything and see you soon!”
Manuel, César y Roberto Encanta Films
“We had a couple of great days in Guía de Isora. We hope to come back next year ;)”
Xavier Artigas (Metromuster) Pitch Project, Idrissa, crónica de una muerte cualquiera (Spain)