Submission Deadline! August 17
The PaleyDocFest Pitch Contest offers a $5,000 grant, sponsored by SnagFilms, for an unfinished or work-in-progress documentary from an emerging filmmaker.
The Paley Center for Media is using this contest, now in its seventh year, to choose five finalists who will pitch their unfinished films to a panel of experts and producers in front of an audience. This event, the PaleyDocFest Pitch Workshop, will take place on Saturday, October 16, 2010, in New York as part of the Paley Center's eleventh annual documentary festival.
PITCH WORKSHOP PANEL
Simon Kilmurry, Executive Director, POV
Lauren Lazin, Filmmaker and Executive Producer, MTV Networks
Andrew Mer, Vice President, Content Partnerships, SnagFilms
Molly Thompson, Programming Director, A&E Indie Films
Susan Werbe, Executive Producer, History
To Enter Pitch Contest
To enter this contest, you must submit no more than ten minutes of footage from an UNFINISHED or WORK-IN-PROGRESS feature-length documentary that you hope to pitch to our panel. You must also send in a printed and filled-out entry form (below.)
We will judge entries based on the originality of your vision and the viability of the concept. At the pitch workshop, finalists will be judged by originality, viability and the persuasiveness of their pitch to our panel.
Entries must be postmarked by deadline. Deadlines and fees are as follows:
Earlybird deadline: July 20, 2010 ($20 / $15 for Withoutabox members)
Regular deadline: Aug. 17, 2010 ($25 / $20 for Withoutabox members)
Late deadline: Sept. 7, 2010 ($30 / $25 for Withoutabox members)
Withoutabox extended deadline: Sept. 14, 2010 ($45 / $30 for Withoutabox members)
There are two ways to submit:
1) We accept entries through Withoutabox.
2) To submit on your own, download the PDF forms by clicking on title above.
Entry Form & Submission Agreement
Then print out, sign, and mail a complete and fully executed copy of the Entry Form & Submission Agreement, along with your DVD, submission materials, and a check for your entry fee made out to The Paley Center for Media to:
c/o The Paley Center for Media
25 West 52 Street
New York, NY 10019
2009: From Texas to Tehran directed by Till Schauder
2008: Circo directed by Aaron Schock
2007: The House that Herman Built directed by Angad Bhalla
2006: Whatever it Takes directed by Christopher Wong
2005: Asparagus! (A Stalk-umentary) directed by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly