The 9th edition of DocedgeKolkata is now inviting entries. It is a Forum for documentaries which focuses on intensive training and mentoring of documentary filmmakers working on their new projects and looking for further guidance and additional funding.
The Forum conducts training cum pitching workshops devoted to international co-production. It also involves pitching of projects to an international panel consisting of broadcasters, producers and foundations.
There are masterclasses and mentoring by international tutors through screening and open discussions. Victor Kossakovsky, Russia, Leonard Retel Helmrich, The Netherlands, Iikka Vehkalahti, Finland, Rada Sesic, The Netherlands, Claas Danielsen, DOKLeipzig, Germany, Audrius Stonys, Lithuania and Matthias Heeder, Germany will be the tutors for 2012 edition.
Apart from selected participants developing and pitching projects, the community includes observers and special guests who participate in the contributory discussions on the project improvement.
The submission deadline for applications is November 26, 2011 while the selections will be announced on December 12, 2011.
The application fee for Indian participant is 1000 INR and 500 INR for the observer. The post selection fee for participant will be 6500 INR and 2000 INR for the observer.
DocedgeKolkata will present the Chandy Mathew Catalyst Fund comprising INR 3,00,000 to one of the participating Docedge projects and the Docedge Development Grant of INR1,50,000 to another project.
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