IDF Pitching Section

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 of Something-Somewhere. 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 10 of 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 (one plan) and IDF Outstanding Proposal (two proposals). 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  IDF2019-IDF Pitching-Call for Entries0516.pdf

Submission
Jury Commitee
  • Haibo HUANG
    Hong Kong, China
  • Shui-Bo WANG
    Canada
  • Zhen ZHANG
    Sweden
  • Bing LI
    China
  • Hailong ZHANG
    China

Media professional and producer, committed to promoting the international development of China's television and film, engaged in film and television planning, production and administrative work. Current vice director of Phoenix Satellite TV Chinese station, director of the chief editor office, director of the film station.

 

Graduated from International journalism, Department of Foreign Languages, Beijing Broadcasting University (now the School of International Communication, Communication University of China); graduate school of Waseda University, Japan, Hong Kong University of science and technology. He once worked in the News Commentary Department of China Central TV, and joined Phoenix Satellite TV in 2002. He served as the planner and producer of many programs, such as special features, talk shows and documentaries; participated in the planning and production of programs and documentaries, won many international and domestic awards, and served as the judge and decision-maker of many domestic and foreign documentary festivals.

2018
2018  IDF Excellent Proposals
Baseball Boys
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinnese
  • Runtime90 min
  • DirectorXU Huijing
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerXU Huijing
Introduction: On the outskirts of Beijing, a group of orphans and problem children were receiving baseball training under the guidance of a seventy-year-old man. Ma Hu’s arrival broke the silence of the team. Fighting and quarrelling, recruiting and ganging up, all this aroused dissatisfaction among the team members and their c…
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2018  IDF Excellent Proposals
Harden Love
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime58 min
  • DirectorDONG Xueying
  • Type of WorkShort Documentary
  • ProducerRuby Chen
Introduction: From social networks that dwelled millions of beautiful ladies, to offline VIPs who pay much for the match-making websites, to spontaneous blind date organizations in parks created by parents...... As a woman who has been discriminated because of age in the process of searching for a relationsh…
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2018  the Most Potential Development Plan
A Second Child
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime90 min
  • DirectorFAN Jian
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerLIANG Weichao、JIANG Songchao
Introduction: After an earthquake razed a Chinese city to the ground, 3500 families try to replace the children they lost in order to move on with their lives. “A Second Child” follows two of these families haunted by their painful past as they build towards a brighter tomorrow.
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