Now accepting DOCPITCH submissions ONLY.
Presented by the California Film Institute, DOCLANDS Documentary Film Festival brings compelling stories and the provocative insight behind them to Marin County, CA, May 3 - 6, 2018. Expanding upon the exchange of ideas and inspiration through public screenings, engaged conversations, pitching and grassroots networking events, DocLands aims to build an active, involved, fully supportive community around documentary film dedicated to initiating connections and partnerships that will illuminate and invigorate the business and art of non-fiction filmmaking.
DocLands is a non-competitive, non-juried film festival, with one overall Audience Choice Award and one cash prize awarded to the winning project during the DocPitch forum.
DOCPITCH INFORMATION, RULES & ENTRY PROCESS: http://www.doclands.com/docpitch (Choose DOCPITCH after using SUBMIT NOW button.)
DOCPITCH SUBMISSION PROCESS - Now accepting DOCPITCH submissions ONLY
Submissions are now being accepted for DocPitch, an initiative designed to connect filmmakers with a film project currently in development (at any stage of pre-production, production, or post-production -- NOT completed films looking for distribution) to organizations, funders, distributors, philanthropists, fellow filmmakers—and future audiences.
For a nominal fee, filmmakers can submit their feature documentary project here for consideration. All entries must be submitted before 9am March 12, 2018. No late entries will be accepted.
THE ENTRY PROCESS
For clarification, please read this process on FilmFreeway as well.
Choose DOCPITCH after using SUBMIT NOW button.
To qualify, applicants must submit the following information as Project Information, using the headlines as noted below. Please submit AT LEAST ONE PRODUCTION IMAGE, brief key crew member bios (director/ producer) under Credits:
• Title of the project
• Website (if available)
**Although not required until short-listed projects are selected (see below), IF you have ANY SELECTS or a TRAILER, please do upload those with your submission as it will help demonstrate the look of your project. If you have additional information to share or to explain in more depth, please include a Cover Letter.
Please note that once you upload all project info as required above, and you do not upload video, FilmFreeway will tell you it's incomplete. Don't worry, it IS COMPLETE and once it's submitted, it will be marked as In Consideration.
If your project is chosen to participate in the pitch you will be required to:
• Submit a 3-5 minute trailer by Monday, April 23, 2018
• Make your own way to DocLands to present your project in person
DocPitch will take place as follows:
Saturday, May 5, 2018
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CinéArts Sequoia Theatre in Mill Valley, CA
If you are unable to make these commitments, you are NOT eligible to enter the DocPitch competition.
The shortlisted filmmakers will be notified by Monday, March 26, 2018 with a deadline of April 23 to submit their trailers. Filmmakers may be disqualified if they fail to submit a trailer by the deadline.
Up to five filmmakers with feature documentary projects currently in development will be selected to present a three-minute verbal pitch, three- to five-minute trailer and participate in a ten-minute Q&A with the audience, comprised of invited funders, organization representatives, distributors, broadcasters, and the general public. All members of the audience will be given a ballot prior to the filmmakers’ presentations to vote on their favorite pitch. The ballots will be collected and tallied, with the winning project announced on site and presented with a $10,000. cash award plus a 2018 CFI Membership.
For any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR FULL DOCPITCH INFORMATION, RULES & ENTRY PROCESS: http://www.doclands.com/docpitch
Response from festival:
Thank you for sharing your work -- and your enthusiastic subjects -- with our audiences during our second year, Harleen! We were absolutely delighted that you were able to participate -- and look forward to your next doco! All the very best for future screenings from the whole team here!