Tomorrow, September 12th is the final day for submissions for the Paley Center Documentary Pitch Workshop! The winner will receive $5,000 for their work-in-progress documentary!
The Paley Center for Media Announces Call for Entries for
PALEYDOCFEST2012 Documentary Pitch Workshop
The PALEYDOCFEST2012 Pitch Workshop – deadline for entries September 12th
New York, NY—The Paley Center for Media has announced a call for entries for its celebrated Art of the Documentary Pitch Workshop at PALEYDOCFEST2012, which will be held at the Paley Center in New York on Saturday, October 20, 2012. In this workshop/competition—now in its ninth year—a panel of documentary executives and producers discuss the process of developing a documentary and will hear and evaluate pitches from five preselected up-and-coming filmmakers who are hoping to sell either a nonfiction concept or a documentary work-in-progress. The winner of the pitch competition in October will receive a $5,000 grant to be used towards the completion of their project.
This call for entries is to be selected as one of the five filmmakers who will participate in the workshop in October.
Complete submission guidelines and entry forms can be found at http://www.paleycenter.org/paleydocfest2012-call-for-entries-pitch-workshop-contest or filmmakers can submit electronically through Withoutabox, a free online resource that helps filmmakers connect with film festivals, at http://www.withoutabox.com/login/8326 .
The deadline for entries:
Withoutabox Extended Deadline: September 12, 2012 ($55 / $40 for Withoutabox members)
Past winners include: The View from Bellas Luces directed by Christa Boarini; Charge by Mike Plunkett; From Texas to Tehran by Till Schauder; Circo by Aaron Schock; The House that Herman Built by Angad Bhalla; Whatever it Takes by Christopher Wong; and Asparagus! (A Stalk-umentary) by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly
The Art of the Documentary Pitch Workshop is part of PALEYDOCFEST, the Paley Center's annual Festival celebrating the documentary—featuring premieres, works-in-progress, classic documentaries, the pitch workshop and special events—which will take place this October. Further details, including a complete line-up of the Festival, will be announced at a later date. Visit paleycenter.org for updates.
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