CIVIL SOCIETY PITCH
CIVIL SOCIETY PITCH powered by ONE WORLD ROMANIA 3rd edition (started in March 2018) will end with a pitch session open to the teams who have completed all the stages of the project they began last year, have researched a topic related to human rights and have made a trailer to represent their work-in-progress documentary.
The 5 participating teams are made up of directors and NGOs who will be presenting their documentary projects to a jury composed of filmmakers Mona Nicoară and Alexandru Solomon. They will choose the winning project and One World Romania will be awarding the team with €4000 to help them develop their idea. The event will take place at 14:30 on Tuesday, the 19th of March, at POINT and is open both to Romanian and international filmmakers who are attending our festival, and to the general public.
Activists and NGOs are always searching for new and creative methods to raise the level of awareness of social issues among the general population and our public administration, while filmmakers find it difficult to approach socially relevant stories. One World Romania has tried to fill these needs and, for the first time in Romania, has brought together professionals from both fields with the intention to facilitate the development of creative documentary projects focused on local realities.
In the first stage from March 2018 we welcomed the participation of representatives from 13 NGOs and of 19 directors and visual artists from four partner countries: Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and the Republic of Moldova.
We live in the same part of the world, we face the same dilemmas, we write and speak of the same challenges but we forget to communicate directly with each other. Civil Society Pitch connects filmmakers (directors or producers of documentary films) with activists / organisations who fight to protect human rights. Some call it facilitating, others call it wooing. Regardless of its name, though, we are only interested in one thing: we encourage the emergence of new documentary films across our shared region. Civil Society Pitch is the ideal environment to get the ball rolling: international tutors with a high level of knowledge and experience in the field, mentorship and guidance towards the development of projects and a substantial prize to the winning team.
Civil Society Pitch is currently in the process of completing its 3rd edition and is grateful to have benefited from the involvement of the following partners through the years:
Watch Docs International Film Festival, Poland
Balkan Documentary Center
European Documentary Network
VERZIO International Documentary Film Festival for Human Rights, Budapest
Ministry of Culture and National Identity, Romania
The Royal Danish Embassy in Romania
MOLDOX International Documentary Film Festival, Cahul
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