Digital creation Pitching session

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 2023 can enter their projects.

If you are not yet a registered participant of Avant Première 2023, you can purchase your Festival Pass here!

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

Schedule + Deadlines

  • 25 October 2022: Submission opens

  • 12 December 2022: Deadline to submit your proposal via the online submission tool on the IMZ Website

  • Before 23 December 2022: 4 selected proposals for each pitching session are informed + confirmed

  • 20 February 2023: Digital Creation Pitching Session + Performing Arts Documentary Pitching Session (+ respective One-on-One Follow Up Sessions) during Avant Première 2023

  • 20-23 June 2023: Pitching Sessions during Sunny Side of the Doc 2023

 

CONTENT OF SUBMITTED PROPOSALS

All submissions must be made in English.


Digital creation pitching session:

  • Synopsis (700 characters including spaces, published on the IMZ website and in the Avant Première Agenda + Programme Schedule if proposal is selected)
  • Treatment (700 characters, including spaces)
  • Project Image (300 dpi, min width 1000 px) + copyright (published on the IMZ website and in the Avant Première Agenda + Programme Schedule if proposal is selected)
  • 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 useful for assessing 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.)

DURATION OF PITCH


Each pitch lasts 15 minutes overall, consisting of 5 minutes for a brief presentation of the project including a trailer and 10 minutes 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 one-on-one Follow-Up Session, in which further details can be discussed and clarified. This is a great opportunity to talk directly with decision makers and initiate fruitful collaborations!

DATE + LOCATION

 

  • Digital Creation Pitching Session (open to the public)
    20 February 2023, 13:45-15:15
    Conference Hall, Hotel Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz
  • Performing Arts Documentary Pitching Session at Avant Première 2023 (open to the public)
    20 February 2023, 15:30 – 17:00
    Conference Hall, Hotel Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz
  • Pitching Session at Sunny Side of the Doc 2023 (for the winning projects only)
    19-22 June 2023
    La Rochelle, France

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