Main pitch is a platform intended for independent filmmakers and production com- panies at an early stage of development. Eight projects carefully selected by the Selection Committee will take part in the main pitch. This will be an opportunity to secure funding for their productions and ensure support for overseas broadcast- ing, distribution, screening and sales. Producers will have up to seven minutes to present each project, including the trailer, budget and finance plan, followed by a moderated Q∓A session.
WORK IN PROGRESS
Work in Progress is an international co-production platform aiming for the projects/film to be broadcast on the Al Jazeera Documentary Channel and possibly on other Al Jazeera Channels, international broadcasters and partner platforms. The Work in Progress projects are selected according to their stages of production. Eight projects carefully selected by the Selection Committee will take part in the Work-inProgress pitch. Producers will have up to 15 minutes to present each project, including film clips and financial plans. This will give an opportunity to filmmakers and producers to find funding, possible festival premiers, broadcasters and enable further networking.
Balkan Stars is a regional and international co-production platform aiming to highlight the work of Al Jazeera Balkans and Al Jazeera Documentary, and subsequent regional and international developments of relevant projects. Six projects carefully selected by the Selection Committee will take part in the Balkan Stars pitch. This will offer filmmakers and producers the possibility to search for funding, possible festival premiers, broadcasters, and enable further networking.