After a successful and extremely enthusiastic response from filmmakers and audience members alike last year, DOCPITCH is returning to DocLands Documentary Film Festival.

DOCPITCH works to connect filmmakers and their ideas to distributors, organizations, philanthropists, fellow filmmakers–and future audiences. A jury consisting of David Eckles, Filmmaker Fund; Maida Brankman, Genuine Article Pictures; and Joni Cooper, DocLands’ Director of Programming selected five film projects currently in development through an open call that brought in 102 projects. All members of the audience will be given a ballot prior to the filmmakers’ presentations to vote for their favorite pitch. The top-voted project will be announced on-site and presented with a $10,000 cash award. Our hope is that all projects pitched will find allies and partners within the audience to help move the projects forward.

2017 DocPitch winner Theo Rigby, SANCTUARY
Photos © Tommy Lau Photography