DOCPITCH 2022 PROJECTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
Presented virtually by the California Film Institute as part of the DocLands Documentary Film Festival in May. With $100,000 in funding to be awarded this year, DocPitch invited filmmakers to submit their unfinished feature-length (70+ min.) documentary projects currently in early-to-late stages of completion.
Industry panels selected five filmmaking teams as finalists to prepare their verbal pitches and three-to-five-minute trailers, to be available online worldwide, where audience members, comprised of invited funders, organization representatives, distributors, broadcasters, and the general public are invited to view, consider, and submit one vote for their preferred project toward the presentation of the Audience Award. Voting is open online from April 29 until midnight May 8.
Of the five finalists, one will receive the Audience Award of $45,000, one will receive the $40,000 Jury Award adjudicated by a jury of industry professionals, and the remaining three finalists will each receive $5,000. All funds for use toward the continued development and production of their film.
While all 2019 DocPitchers went home with some funding, FIVE YEARS NORTH director Chris Temple was voted winner of the $25,000 prize; and GATHER, director Sanjay Rawal took home $50,000 from an individual donor. GATHER, FIVE YEARS NORTH, and SOCIALISM: AN AMERICAN STORY (also pitched last year), director Yael Bridge, are all part of DocLands’ 2020 program.
Photos © Tommy Lau Photography
CRIP CAMP filmmakers, and 2018 DocPitch winners, Jim LeBrecht & Nicole Newnham with DocLands Director of Programming Joni Cooper and all of the DocPitch filmmakers.
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