Engine Room Pitch - Bristol Workshop

Where: Watershed, 1 Canons Road, BS1 5TX

When: 15 March 2011 9:00am to 16 March 2011 6:00pm

THE ENGINE ROOM PITCH is a unique two-day project development and pitching workshop for documentary filmmakers and factual cross-platform creatives seeking UK and international commissions, co-production and market intelligence. Created by leading international pitch trainer Christina Burnett of Wide Eye Pictures, THE ENGINE ROOM pitch formats have been successful in Ireland, Brazil and Abu Dhabi as well as the UK. ???THE ENGINE ROOM PITCH is a must-do for every filmmaker looking to pitch into the marketplace. Practical and inspiring, it makes you think about, and present, your film in the best possible way???. Sandra Whipham, London Fields Films, former Commissioning Editor True Stories, Channel 4 As well as being an exceptional networking opportunity, this intensive, friendly and focused workshop develops real projects, which are then presented to national TV commissioners for feedback. Charlie Philips, Marketplace Director at Sheffield Doc/Fest will give a comprehensive introduction to Sheffield Doc/Fest, the MeetMarket and worldwide opportunities at other festivals and markets . Commissioners from BBC, Channel 4, Britdoc and CBA-DFID Broadcast Media Scheme have taken part in previous workshops. THE ENGINE ROOM PITCH is suitable for all levels of experience, and projects can be at any stage of development, for any platform, and any genre, as long it is a factual project. You can attend either as a pitcher with project, or as an observer. This workshop is open to any factual filmmakers and cross-platform creatives from the South West only. To express interest, email Doc/Fest Marketplace Assistant Floury Crum via floury@sidf.co.uk with a one-page proposal for a documentary or a doc/factual cross platform project (and brief information about yourself) by Friday 04 March 2011. This workshop costs £50. Delegates range from multi-BAFTA winners to first-timers and the structure enables delegates at any stage of their career to understand what makes a project succeed and to maximise their own opportunities in future. ???THE ENGINE ROOM PITCH is an invaluable addition to the training available for UK indies to develop the pitching skills necessary to make it in the international market???. I look forward to my next visit.??? - Greg Sanderson, Executive Producer, BBC Storyville

Entry Cost: £50

Posted by: Floury Crum | 02-03-2011

Contact the event organiser: floury@sidf.co.uk