Peer Pitch at Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
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Peer Pitch West Back by Popular Demand
Documentary film organization Docs In Progress is returning to the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival to present its popular Peer Pitch Program. This program will give up to seven documentary filmmakers the opportunity to present new projects to fellow filmmakers for feedback and for all attending to gain valuable insights and new connections which can guide their own filmmaking.
Constructive feedback from peers in a nurturing environment will help to identify strengths and areas for improvement in projects. Participants will also develop skills and comfort in verbally describing their projects among peers before trying their pitches out on industry.
Docs In Progress is a nonprofit documentary film organization which has been presenting Peer Pitch program for a number of years in the Washington DC area, including for the last four years as a sidebar program to the Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival. This will be the second time that the program will be presented on the West Coast, in collaboration with the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival. Participation is open to both filmmakers with films in the festival and any other documentary filmmakers from the region, or anyone interested in having a unique film festival experience in the middle of Wine Country. Peer Pitch will take place on the second day of the festival, Friday, March 22 from 12:00 noon until 4:00 pm.
Films which have been presented at past Peer Pitch workshops when they were in their early stages have gone on to be funded by major supporters such as Sundance Documentary Fund and ITVS, been accepted into industry pitching opportunities such as Hot Docs, the Paley Center Pitch, the Good Pitch, IFP's Independent Film Week, and DocsBarcelona, and be completed to play festivals, television, and community screenings. Participants have also made connections with other filmmakers which have led to later collaborations.
Registrants have the option of attending as presenters or observers and may combine Peer Pitch with a festival pass if desired. Presenters are selected on a first come-first served basis to allow a mix of both experienced and emerging documentary filmmakers to gain feedback. If registering as a Presenter, please be ready to provide a brief description of your film at the time you register.
Sebastopol Center of the Arts (View)
282 S High Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
|Minimum Age: 18|
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