Submit for "Digital creation"

Submission is open from 14 October - 6 December 2021.
Only participants with an Avant Première Festival Pass can submit proposals.
A maximum of three projects can be submitted per company.

We are looking for native web formats, new media narratives and multi-platform content projects, as well as projects in 360, VR, AR, XR, Binaural Sound or Big Format (Dome) films in the genre of performing arts.

SUBMISSION PROCESS


Proposals are only accepted before the deadline via the online submission tool, accessible through the IMZ website. Only duly completed submissions made in English are taken into consideration. Please note that only persons registered with a Festival Pass for Avant Première 2022 can enter their projects.

If you are not yet a registered participant of Avant Première 2022, you can purchase your Festival Pass here!

Once your online registration for Avant Première 2022 is complete, you will be able to fill out + save the online submission form. However, only once the IMZ has received + confirmed payment of your registration for Avant Première 2022, you will be able to complete + submit your proposal.

All full submissions will be reviewed by the Sunny Side of the Doc / PiXii Festival + IMZ Selection Committee and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness and relevance to the Sunny Side of the Doc / PiXii Festival + IMZ Pitching Session.


Schedule + Deadlines

  • 14 October 2021: Online submission opens

  • 6 December 2021: Deadline to submit your proposal via the online submission tool on the IMZ Website

  • before 23 December 2021: The 4 selected proposals for each pitching session are informed + confirmed

  • 14 February 2022: Performing Arts Documentary Pitching Session + Digital Creation Pitching Session (+ respective One-on-One Follow Up Sessions) during Avant Première 2022

  • between 20-23 June 2022: Pitching Sessions during Sunny Side of the Doc / PiXii Festival 2022


CONTENT OF SUBMITTED PROPOSALS

All submissions must be done in English.


Digital creation pitching session:

  • Synopsis (700 characters including spaces, published on the Avant Première website if proposal is selected to pitch)
  • Treatment (700 characters including spaces)
  • Project’s picture (300 dpi, min width 1000px) + copyright (published on the Avant Première website if proposal is selected to pitch)
  • Link to trailer (youtube or vimeo), if available
  • 1 PDF file with the project’s budget
  • 1 PDF file (max 5 pages and 2 MB) including other information you consider useful in order to help the jury assess your project (e.g. funding plan, commitment letters, coproduction partners, short biographies of the author/director, presentation of the producer, impact and/or production strategy, etc.)


WHO CAN PITCH AT AVANT PREMIÈRE?


The 4 proposals pre-selected by the Selection Committee for each pitching session.

DURATION OF PITCH


Each pitch lasts 15 minutes in total, whereas 7 minutes have to comprise the presentation of the project (including a trailer if available) and 8 minutes are reserved for a Q&A with the expert Jury and the audience of industry professionals.

Moreover, any member of the expert Jury can request a private Follow Up Session, in which further details can be discussed and clarified. This is a unique opportunity to get precious one-on-one time with decision makers and initiate fruitful collaborations for your project!

DATE + LOCATION

 

  • Performing Arts Documentary Pitching Session at Avant Première 2022 (open to the public)
    14 February 2022, 14:00-15:00
    Conference Hall, Hotel Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz
  • Digital creation Pitching Session (open to the public)
    14 February 2022, 15:30 – 16:30
    Conference Hall, Hotel Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz
  • One-on-One Follow Up Sessions (not open to the public)
    14 February 2022, 17:30-18:30
    Restaurant, Hotel Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz
  • Pitching Session at Sunny Side of the Doc / Pixii Festival 2022
    Between 20-23 June 2022
    La Rochelle, France
    More information on www.sunnysideofthedoc.com

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