IDF Pitching

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
  • Ben TSIANG
    Taiwan, China
  • HAN Yi
    China
  • FAN Jian
    China

Ben Tsiang, Chairman & Co-founder of CNEX, Co-founder of SINA, graduated from Mechanical Engi-neering Department of National Taiwan University, and acquired a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. Ben Tsiang co- founded SINANET with two Stanford classmates in 1995. After SINA was listed in Nasdaq in the year 2000, he was mandated as General Manager of SINA Taiwan branch. In 2002, Ben Tsiang established SINA Mobile, developing products and business of SINA on mobile terminal. In 2007, Ben Tsiang handed over and took over the senior consultant of SINA.

In 2006, Ben Tsiang switched his gear and co-founded CNEX, which has promoted hundreds of Chinese documentaries through the collaboration within documentary field, preserving various forms of records and documents focusing on contemporary issues of Chinese community. Ben Tsiang founded CNEX Chinese Doc Forum (CCDF) in 2010, and was invited as a lifetime member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as well as the jury member of documentary of Academy Awards in 2017.

  • 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.

2019
2018
2019  The Most Potential Development Plan
Trashy Boy
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime90 min
  • DirectorZHENG Yifei
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerZHENG Yifei
Introduction: Born in a remote town in Northwest China, the self-proclaimed teenage "Big Sponge" was derided by his classmates due to his obesity, depression and other psychological problems. He was never understood by his parents neither. After dropping out of high school in his second year, he began to live alone in the county. Seeking for inner …
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2019  IQIYI-IDF Excellent Revenue-sharing Documentary Award
Trashy Boy
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime90 min
  • DirectorZHENG Yifei
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerZHENG Yifei
Introduction: Born in a remote town in Northwest China, the self-proclaimed teenage "Big Sponge" was derided by his classmates due to his obesity, depression and other psychological problems. He was never understood by his parents neither. After dropping out of high school in his second year, he began to live alone in the county. Seeking for inner free…
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2019  IDF Outstanding proposal
All in
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of Dialogue-
  • RuntimeZHOU Hao
  • DirectorZHOU Hao
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerHE Shan
Introduction: Tong Meimei, a psychological counselor, works on helping people. She is a PTSD patient whose psychic trauma caused by the problem of family of origin was aroused by suffering from a miscarriage in 2015 and the husband's car accident. After a suicide attempt, Tong has to find a way of self-saving and facing her mother whoever hurt her …
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2019  IDF Outstanding proposal
The Melody of East Venice
  • Country/Area of ProductionSingapore, China
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime60 min
  • DirectorSU Qing
  • Type of WorkFeature-length Documentary
  • ProducerCHEN Mina, GUO Xiaodong
Introduction: Yiwen, who lost her sight because of a medical negligence in her childhood, was self-tought to play the melody she had heard on the keyboard at the age of four. Be born with a beautiful voice, she started vocal training when she was eight.In July 2017, Wang Yiwen came to Zhujiajiao, a canal-town known as East Venice locates in Shangha…
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2019  CCDF-IDF Award
The Melody of East Venice
  • Country/Area of ProductionSingapore, China
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime60 min
  • DirectorSU Qing
  • Type of WorkFeature-length Documentary
  • ProducerCHEN Mina, GUO Xiaodong
Introduction: Yiwen, who lost her sight because of a medical negligence in her childhood, was self-tought to play the melody she had heard on the keyboard at the age of four. Be born with a beautiful voice, she started vocal training when she was eight.In July 2017, Wang Yiwen came to Zhujiajiao, a canal-town known as East Venice locates in Shanghai's …
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2019  Tencent Guyu x IDF: Best Pitch Award
Useless
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina USA Sweden Kenya India Israel Colombia
  • Language of Dialogue-
  • Runtime45 min each
  • DirectorYI Shi
  • Type of WorkDocumentary Series (five Episodes)
  • ProducerWANG Xiqiao HUANG Rui YI Shi
Introduction: The world is on the verge of a new order of existence. At all costs, most professional scientists are teaching the machine to learn the human mind and intelligence. By learning, a machine becomes "human", meanwhile, what does a human become? AI has threatened human existence pushing us to re-examine our education. When the scene of hu…
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2019  Docedge-IDF Award
Put on Your Boots and the Show Begins
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of Dialogue-
  • Runtime90 min
  • DirectorSUN Guohu
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerSUN Guohu
Introduction: The educational anxiety of Chinese families with children has always been a prominent problem within the era of rapid development. How do parents let children standout among such crowded and competitive environment? Hope to help children explore a stable and long-term life path? What kind of education is the best for children? The ans…
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