Presented virtually by the California Film Institute as part of the DocLands Documentary Film Festival in May, DocPitch invites filmmakers to submit their unfinished feature length (70+ minutes) documentary projects currently in early-to-late stages of completion.
A jury will select five filmmaking teams to present a verbal pitch and a three-to-five-minute-long trailer, all presented online worldwide where the audience comprised of invited funders, organization representatives, distributors, broadcasters, and the general public will be invited to view and consider the projects.
Of the five finalists, one will receive an Audience Award of $30,000, one will receive a $25,000 Jury Award adjudicated by a jury of industry professionals, and the remaining three finalists will each receive $5,000 for use toward the continued development and production of their film.
DocPitch 2021 filmmakers and projects to be announced soon.
DOCPITCH LAUNCH & VOTING OPEN
Friday, April 30 • 10:00am PST
Pre-recorded event available throughout festival
DOCPITCH AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT LIVESTREAM
Livestream Event • Sunday, May 16 • 5:00pm PST