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Pitching Forum: 17-21 March 2004 in Thessaloniki, Greece

" Docs in Thessaloniki"
gives the independent producer a unique chance of presenting a project internationally, to meet colleagues and create alliances for future cooperation in Europe. Pitch your project to a wide range of com. editors from different European TV-stations.

Organized by EDN, European Documentary Network in collaboration with the "Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century" (15-21 March), which includes a national & international program as well as a doc market and parallel events. The participants of the Pitching Forum will also have access to the festival.

European producers are invited to apply for participation in the documentary pitching forum that consists of 5 days intensive training and information:

Day 1: A general overview of the market situation for documentaries in Western Europe.
Day 2 & 3: Group work, where the producers meet with international experts and colleagues, who help them improve and target their projects to the international market. Pitching training.
Day 4 & 5: Pitching to a panel of European commissioning editors from different European countries. During the two mornings the projects are pitched in public to the panelists with individual meetings in the afternoons.

To apply the producers sent in - in English - a two page description of their documentary project containing the following elements:
- title, length, format, overall budget, financing plan of the project
- name of producer and director etc., CV, filmography
- synopsis, visual treatment, directorÕs idea
- remember address, phone, fax and e-mail of your company

Participation for producers with project: 250 EUROs including 4 lunches and festival pass.
Participation for observers without project: 150 EUROs including 4 lunches and festival pass.

Projects should be sent to EDN by email.

More information: Anita Reher, EDN (anita@edn.dk).
Telephone: +45 33 13 11 22, fax: +45 33 13 11 44.