IDF Pitching Section is the IDF's way of supporting to documentary filmmakers, providing a chance for international documentaries to go through an incubation process, encouraging them to create quality films as a form of art, telling the stories of Chinese society and documenting the lives of Chinese people. Here we have more films in line with the annual theme. IDF Pitching looks to support documentaries in the production or post-production stage, including feature-length documentary (60 minutes and above) and documentary series (two or more related films).
The organizing committee shall pre-evaluate the collected proposals. Afterwards, the academic committee will review and vote, selecting the most promising projects for IDF Pitching. During the pitching session, every nominee will have 20 minutes to pitch and answer questions. The judging panel of the IDF Pitching Session is made up of international and local scholars, directors and producers, all invited by the academic committee. The panel votes for IDF Most Potential Development Plan (two plans) and IDF Outstanding Proposal (one proposal). Winners will be provided with prizes. IDF will track the progress of the productions, granting them the priority of entering the IDF“Glory of Documentary” Screening Section.
* for more details please refer to the announcement of open call for entries of IDF Pitching Section of the 5th West Lake International Documentary Festival