The “IDF Pitching” is IDF’s support to documentary filmmakers, calls for the documentaries conforming to the annual theme “Epoch & Scope” to global Chinese, Chinese community, and Chinese documentary authors. The documentaries in the creation or post-production stage, includes feature documentary (60 minutes and above), short documentary (less than 60 minutes in length) and serial documentary (two and above or related series). The Call for Proposals will be limited to the documentary makers in Chinese-speaking areas. The Program Committee will appraise, nominate and recommend a selected list from the collected proposals to the Academic Committee for review and voting. 10 most potential projects will be chosen out for the final defense during the Festival. On the Pitching Proposal session, each selected proposal’s author will have 15 minutes to interpret the project and answer questions. The Program Committee will invite domestic and overseas documentary professionals, artists and industrial investors to form an international appraisal group conducting the final evaluation, and vote out “the Most Potential Development Plan” (one plan) and “IDF Excellent Proposals” (two proposals), awarding prize of 150K RMB and 100K RMB per project, respectively. IDF will keep tracking on the progress of the productions, granting them the priority of entering IDF “Glory of Documentary” Exhibition. This section is purposed to incubate excellent documentary works of world’s level of quality, to build formal channel of collaboration between international documentary production houses and the IDF officials, and to promote documentary-making as well as talent exchange among Zhejiang local and Chinese documentary communities.
*see the details in the Second West Lake International Documentary Festival (IDF 2018)“IDF pitching” announcement of call for proposals.