SUNNY SIDE OF THE DOC + IMZ PITCHING SESSION AT AVANT PREMIÈRE 2020
For the second consecutive year the IMZ International Music + Media Centre, the global network for the performing arts film industry and host of Avant Première, joins forces with Sunny Side of the Doc, the internationally renowned market place for documentary + narrative experiences.
Avant Première 2020 shines a special spotlight on performing arts documentaries and offers filmmakers and producers the possibility to take their projects further!
Submit your performing arts documentary now for a chance to win the unique opportunity to pitch directly to international decision makers and receive expert feedback on the spot.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We are interested in documentary stories exploring any aspect of the performing arts – be it an artist’s portrait or a historical/genre specific documentary focusing on any music + dance content. We welcome proposals in development or production, that combine quality, originality and innovation, including native web creations and cross-platform storytelling.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
- The Sunny Side of the Doc + IMZ Selection Committee pre-selects five proposals among all submitted projects, which are then eligible to be presented at the Sunny Side of the Doc + IMZ Pitching Session at Avant Première 2020.
- In order to increase exposure + business opportunities for the eligible projects, the five pitches will be included in the Avant Première Programme Guide, handed out to all 600 participants from the performing arts + media.
- In addition, the members of the Jury, consisting of international industry experts, can request a One-on-One Follow Up Session, in which further details can be discussed.
- Moreover, one project will win the chance to pitch once again in front of an international expert jury at Sunny Side of the Doc, taking place from 22-25 June 2020 in La Rochelle, France, as well as two free accreditations for the event.
The Jury consists of internationally renowned experts + decision makers in the realm of performing arts documentary films:
Emma Cahusac, Commissioning Editor for Arts, Music + Dance at BBC Music
Gunny Hyoung, Executive Producer at EBS Korea
Kay Meseberg, Head of Mission Innovation at ARTE
Ana Vicente, Head of Sales at Dogwoof
SCHEDULE + DEADLINES
|12 December 2019||Deadline to submit your proposal via the online submission tool on the IMZ Website|
|Before 15 January 2020||The 5 selected proposals are informed + confirmed|
|24 February 2020||Pitching Session (+ One-on-One Follow Up Session) during Avant Première 2020|
|Between 22-25 June 2020||Pitching Session during Sunny Side of the Doc 2020 for the winning project|