kimff Live Doc Pitch 2017
Submission Deadline: November 17, 2017
On kimff’s 15th anniversary we are delighted to present our very first live pitch for documentary filmmakers with half hour to feature length films. The kimff Live Doc Pitch 2017 is an excellent opportunity for filmmakers to present their work-in-progress to a panel of film experts and commissioners. The kimff Live Doc Pitch 2017 event will be held during the festival in front of a live audience, who will have a chance to learn about the filmmakers and their projects.
Selected projects will have five minutes each to make their pitch and show footage, following which the panelists will offer feedback and comments to each pitch. Translation services in Nepali and English will be available during the event. Kimff Doc Lab, supported by Giving Wings Foundation and the Open Society Foundation, promises a sizeable prize to the winning pitch. The pitches will be judged on their vision, creativity, and viability. Applicants are invited to submit a concept paper along with footage samples or a trailer of their documentaries no longer than five minutes in length.
kimff Doc Lab will carefully consider all entries and select up to five projects to attend the festival and participate in the pitches. Kimff Doc Lab will also provide any support to all selected projects to polish the presentations and help filmmakers craft their most compelling pitch. We envision kimff Live Doc Pitch to be a learning experience for everyone, fostering effective ways of talking about documentary filmmaking in Nepal. Presenters are encouraged to showcase a lively and original pitch that invites audience engagement.
Please submit your entries with the following information to kimff Secretariat:
Project Description (include brief synopsis) (450 words max)
Brief Biography (250 words max)
Filmography or Previous Work (250 words max)
Goals and Impact:
What are the main goals for your project? What kind of impact or outcomes do you expect your project to have? (100 words max)
Live Pitch Description (at kimff 2017)
Applicants will have 5 minutes to pitch their project to a live audience and jury composed of film and media professionals. Please describe your pitch and how you would incorporate audience engagement. (250 words max)
Link to sample work
As part of their pitch, participants will be asked to screen up to 2 minutes of footage, a work-in-progress trailer. Please provide a link to sample work that highlights your previous or current work.