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EADn partners with Indian Documentary Foundation and Kerala International Film Festival for the first triggerpitch

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Europe Asia Documentary network / EADn is proud to partner with the Kerala International Film Festival / IFFK and the new Indian Documentary Foundation / IDF in a new initiative called triggerpitch.

The Indian Documentary Foundation has tied up with the Kerala Film Festival to organize a half daylong event for outreach of documentaries during this festival.

This pitching session is based on the goodpitch model of Brit Doc, a channel 4 Brit doc initiative and Sundance documentary film program which brings together filmmakers with NGOs, foundations, philanthropists, brands and media around leading social issues – to forge coalitions and campaigns that are good for all these partners, good for the films and good for society.

Decision makers from foundations, NGOs, advertising and digital agencies, social entrepreneurs and media organizations

This half day-long live event will bring together documentary films and organizations with social change and innovation at their heart.

The director/producer team will pitch their films projects in 7 minutes which will include a trailer, the path the film has traveled e.g. awards won and festivals it has been accepted to and associated outreach campaigns to a select group of influential people from various fields who will be able to expand their outreach campaigns. These would include foundations, NGOs, advertising and digital agencies, social entrepreneurs and media organizations with the aim of creating a unique coalition around each film to accelerate its impact and influence.

Connecting the Kerala documentary film festival to the International film festival would help the outreach of quality documentary films and help create a wider distribution network and larger audience awareness to the film. The spillover from and into both sectors would lend a catalyzing impetus that would prove to be of mutual benefit.

The invitees to the pitch and the facilitator would be decision makers of their respected organizations, high-ranking officials of the television and corporate world and socially conscious persona both from India and abroad and their commitment to the issue in the film would be instrumental for creating awareness, audience outreach and change.

6 Asian docs to be promoted during Kerala Film Festival

The organizers and partners of the Trigger Pitch will have to select SIX Asian films dealing with important social issues through a stringent process.

The criteria will be the relevance of the content in national and international context, the impact desired by the filmmaker, technical quality of the film.

. IDF and IFFK are selecting 4 films from India

. EADn will select 2 films from any other country in Asia.

We are looking for completed/released docs in 2010 or 2011 about social issues, 52 minutes with english subtitles

The 2 docs producer or director will be invited to the pitch session.

If you have produced or directed such a documentary, do not hesitate to contact us before the 15th November 2011, at (and send us a synopsis and technical / production information + a link to an oline trailer if it exists)

Call for projects : from 26th October to 15th November, 2011

Selection of projects: 16 to 25th November, 2001

Pitching: 13th December,2011
Training : 11th&12th December,2011

Venue: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

The Indian Documentary Foundation is a newly founded organisation for the promotion, development and funding of world class documentary making in India. Its founding patron is Jaaved Jaaferi, a Bollywood actor. “IDF aims to strengthen the existing documentary film activities in India. We add value financially to the production of documentaries and add value to marketing documentaries.”

The International Film Festival of Kerala is a yearly event organized by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy on behalf of the Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala. The festival is recognized by the FIAPF thus making it part of a prestigious circle of specialized festivals. The 16th edition of IFFK will be held 9th -16th December 2011.

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Documenting the changes on film (China Daily)

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