The Master’s Pitch is a unique format for training and collaboration, initiated by Documentary Campus and DOK.fest München. In the form of a public pitching session, it offers up to 10 selected teams the opportunity to present their documentary projects to a jury of international commissioners and experts.
The Master’s Pitch delivers constructive feedback and the chance to kick-start the commissioning process in a congenial and collaborative atmosphere. Feedback is also sought from the audience, including producers, directors, distributors and representatives of major broadcasters.
Throughout the day, our jury members will also be in the spotlight to present their views on current industry topics.
The event will be moderated by renowned documentary consultant Karolina Lidin (Nordisk Film & TV Fund)
Friday, 7th May 2021 (tbc)
Retrospect: Master's Pitch goes Master's Vision at DOK.forum 2020 @home
As the Master's Pitch on the 8th of May could unfortunately not be realised as an on-site event and since the format could not be transferred to the digital world without losing its fruitful atmosphere of cooperation, Documentary Campus and DOK.forum Munich decided on a modified version for 2020’s festival edition:
Master's Pitch goes Master's Vision. The Corona virus is currently also stirring up the film industry. Selected jury members and project teams for this year’s Master's Pitch goes Master's Vision were invited to share insights and visions on their current working reality and the impact that Covid-19 will have on the future of the documentary film industry. How is the crisis changing our reality? What consequences will it have for filmmakers worldwide? What strategies can we use to counter it? In video statements, 10 international professionals provide answers - and exclusive insights into their life and work with Covid-19.
Hosted by documentary film advisor Karolina Lidin from Nordisk Film & TV Fund.
The 10 video interviews were published daily on Youtube, our website and Facebook during the DOK.forum event period between 7th and 16th May.
Axel Arnö, SVT
"Documentary filmmakers are a strong bunch."
Christopher King & Maia Lekow, Circle & Square Productions
Nathalie Windhorst, VPRO
Birgit Schulz, BILDERSTURM
Jane Mote, The Whickers
Mathieu Dolenc & Andrea Schütte, TAMTAM FILM
Maelle Guénégues, Cat&Docs
Marianne Mäkelä, napafilms
Mark Edwards, ARTE
The projects of the MASTER'S PITCH 2020
ANNE SEXTON – TELL ME YOUR ANSWER TRUE
Director Freya Hattenberger, Marita Loosen-Fox Producer.in Birgit Schulz Composer.in Peter Simon
GAME OF MINDS
Director Jesse Jokinen & Petri Luukkainen Producer Marianne Mäkelä & Liisa Karpo
HOW TO BUILD A LIBRARY
Director Maia Lekow & Christopher King Producer Maia Lekow & Christopher King
I DREAMT OF A NATION
Director Bigna Tomschin Producer Andrea Schütte, Mathieu Dolenc, Sarah Born Composer Roman Lerch
QUEEN OF CHESS
Director Bernadett Tuza-Ritter Producer Peter Stern, Laszlo Józsa Composer TBD
Axel Arnö (Commissioning editor, SVT)
Mark Edwards (Auftragsredakteur, ARTE France)
Maëlle Guenegues (Festivals & Acquisitions, CAT&Docs)
Jane Mote (Consultant Editor, The Whickers)
Nathalie Windhorst (Factual Acquisition, VPRO)
Presented by DOK.forum in partnership with Documentary Campus.