Produced by: Dancing Dog Productions (Belgium), Les Films du Tambour de Soie (France), Esprit Libre (France)
Directors: Arnaud Zajtman & Quentin Noirfalisse
Produced by: Memento (France)
Directors: Thomas Dandois & Alexandre Spalaïkovitch
Produced by: Lardux Films (France), Tell Me Films (France), Mammut Film (Italy)
Director: Anna Recalde Miranda
Produced by: Staple Fiction (Australia), Projector Films (Australia)
Director: Kate Blackmore
CEO at WaterBear Network (The Netherlands)
Ellen is the CEO of WaterBear Network, overseeing the strategy and direction of the new interactive video-on-demand platform dedicated to life on earth. Prior to WaterBear, Ellen was owner and CEO of Off the Fence, having founded the company in 1994. She is the Chair of the Jackson Hole Film Festival Board, Honorary President of the Sunny Side of the Doc 2019.
Head of THEMA and Geopolitics ARTE G.E.I.E (France)
Part of the ARTE group since 1992, Head of THEMA and Geopolitics ARTE G.E.I.E. since January 2013. THEMA investigates current political, socio-economic, environmental, and public health issues. The GEOPOLITICS-slot observes and analyses the accelerating changes in a world of globalization.
Executive Director at Women Make Movies (United-States)
Debra Zimmerman is the Executive Director of Women Make Movies, a NY non-profit social enterprise that has been supporting women filmmakers with distribution and production assistance of their independent films since 1972. For 13 years films and filmmakers from WMM’s programs have won or been nominated for Academy Awards. including CITIZEN FOUR, SAVING FACE, STRONG ISLAND and this year’s FREE SOLO.
Senior Story Editor, FRONTLINE | PBS (United-States)
Lauren Ezell is the series’ senior story editor, helping to oversee the work of FRONTLINE’s award-winning journalists and filmmakers.
Until 2015 she worked for veteran FRONTLINE director Michael Kirk and was part of a team that won two Peabody Awards, two Dupont Awards, a Polk Award and six Emmy Awards. She has also contributed to documentary films for CNN and the BBC.
“We are committed to creating and sharing documentaries that bring important issues to light and make positive impacts on the world. In 2020, we published “Road To Roxham”, a film co-commissioned with the CBC, joining refugees and asylum seekers travelling from around the world, through the USA and into Canada, often at great risk. We were also home to the YouTube Originals “Trapped”, which investigates the iniquities of the cash-bail system in America. We believe in the power of addressing urgent problems through human stories that engage a broad audience, create empathy and lead to pressure for policy change.”
“I believe now, more than ever before, television has the power to inspire us. It allows us to feel deeper and connect to issues that once may have seemed so far removed for our everyday lives. Investigative documentaries that challenge the narrative are becoming even more important in our search to find solutions and create a better world for the future. Audiences are ready and thriving for stories that give us hope and opportunities to act.”
Loren Baxter, Head of Acquisitions, Off the Fence
Deadline for Global Pitch submissions.
The 12 projects selected by a jury of independent experts will be announced.
Mentoring and coaching week. During an online working session, our experts and mentors will help project managers transform and prepare their seven-minute pre-recorded pitch videos for Global Pitch.
Deadline for submitting seven-minute pre-recorded pitch videos.Formats accepted: MOV, AVI, MP4, MPEG-2, 3GP, AAC, FLV.
Live Global Pitch and pre-arranged one-on-one meetings.
Announcement of the Global Pitch winning project.
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