Thursday, December 29, 2011

[Call For Entries] Deadline Approaching for Big Sky International Pitch with Top Industry Reps

[Call For Entries] Deadline Approaching for Big Sky International Pitch with Top Industry Reps

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival will host an International Pitch
Session with Top Industry Reps including Diane Weyermann (Participant
Media) Yance Ford (POV The American Documentary) and Lois Vossen
(ITVS/Independent Lens).

The third annual Big Sky International Documentary Pitch Session will
take place on February 23, 2012 as part of Big Sky Doc Shop (Feb
21-24), a five day non-fiction industry forum during the ninth annual
film festival.

More about the Pitch:

Entry Fee: $25

Submission Deadline: January 6, 2012

Filmmakers have the opportunity to pitch their work-in-progress (WIP)
documentaries to some of the top commissioning editors and funders
for documentary film in North America. All documentary forms and all
subjects are eligible to submit. Commissioning editors will critique
and comment on each pitch. A maximum of 15 projects will be accepted
to pitch in this session. Potential participants should submit a
brief (250 words maximum) project summary and an additional
one-paragraph project status report. A short (5 minutes maximum)
sample reel of the work-in-progress may be submitted (via vimeo,,, etc.) in addition to the written application.
Selected projects will have 20 minutes to pitch their project and
show a short sample (if available) for the panel. Selected projects
will be required to pay an additional $75 to participate, and will be
notified of their acceptance by January 11, 2012.

Confirmed panelists include: Diane Weyermann (Executive Vice
President, Documentary Films, Participant Media), Yance Ford (Series
Producer, POV/The American Documentary), Lois Vossen (Independent
Lens, Senior Series Producer & Vice President, ITVS) and Reva
Goldberg (Communications and Fellowships Manager at Cinereach)
Caroline Graham (Marketing Manager, The Documentary Channel).

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More about Doc Shop

February 20-24, 2012 at The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

The Doc Shop is a new, industry-focused feature of the Big Sky
Documentary Film Festival. It offers documentary filmmakers
opportunities for networking, discussion, and professional
development. The DocShop schedule includes workshops, panels, a
roundtable discussion, product demos, and the annual Big Sky
Documentary Pitch  session. These events deal with topics from
funding to distribution, and everything in between. The Doc Shop
brings filmmakers, industry decision-makers, and experts together in
a dialogue about what matters most in the world of documentary film.

Confirmed participants at Doc Shop include: Diane Weyermann (Food,
Inc.,An Inconvenient Truth) Yance Ford (POV, The American Documentary
on PBS) Caroline Graham (The Documentary Channel) Lois Vossen
(Independent Lens/ITVS) Richard Saiz (ITVS) Reva Goldberg (Cinereach
Foundation) Marshall Curry (Racing Dreams, If A Tree Falls)  Rebecca
Richman-Cohen (War Don Don, Code of The West) Beth Harrington
(Welcome To The Club: The Women of Rockabilly) Mike Woolf (A Man On A
Mission) Ben Fowlie (Camden International Film Festival), Doug Whyte
(The Hollywood Theater)  Jeanie Finlay (Goth Cruise, Sound It Out)
and Gita Saedi-Kiely (The New Americans).

Doc Shop passes - available for $50; good for all Doc Shop specific
events, workshops, pitch sessions, and discussions.  All-Access
Industry Passes - available for $275; good for all Doc Shop events,
festival screenings, festival parties, & special events.

For more Info contact Doc Shop Coordinator Noel Pederson


Noel Pederson
Doc Shop Coordinator
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
113 West Front Street, Suite 203
Missoula, MT 59802
(406) 541-FILM
February 17-26, 2012
This announcement is from the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, a project of the Big Sky Film Institute, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


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