Doc Clinic #1: The Art of Pitching
What is Doc Clinic
Doc Edge Clinic is a series of workshops run by Doc Edge, held at the University of Auckland. The Clinics are a great way to get more guidance, insight and knowledge through in-depth talks and workshops from experienced film professionals. The Doc Clinics are organized throughout the year, the first scheduled on the 24th of February 2018 in Auckland. The events are supported by the NZ Film Commission and are primarily focused on preparing filmmakers for the Doc Pitch event in May 2018.
Doc Clinic #1
Doc Clinics are wrapped around the Doc Pitch to provide better support. Doc Edge invites all filmmakers who are interested in pitching a project at Doc Pitch or want to learn more about the pitching procedure to register for Doc Clinic #1 before Saturday the 24th of February. Both Doc Clinic #1 and #2 are introductory sessions to pitching, looking at story development, writing proposals and creating audio-visual support clips. In this first Clinic, Filmmakers David Farrier, winner of Best Pitch in 2014 (Tickled), and Jazz Thornton, winner of Best Pitch in 2017 (Silent Killer) will share their pitch experience.
24th of February 10am until 1pm
- Introduction to Doc Pitch
- Why pitch your project?
- The elements of a Pitch - story, written pitch, budget, audio-visual material, verbal pitch
- Story ideas
- Case studies - hear from successful pitchers
Filmmaker David Farrier (Tickled, 2016), Filmmaker Jazz Thornton (winner Doc Pitch 2017), Doc Edge Director Alex Lee, the new Doc Edge Industry Producer Lara Sitruk.
What is Doc Pitch
Over the years, Doc Pitch has been a successful platform for documentary projects to boost their filmmaking process and provide them with the support they need. Film professionals present their project and are given the opportunity to meet with interested broadcasters, producers, and other film professionals, that are able to assist them to further develop and complete their projects.
Screening Tickled + Q&A
Join us after Doc Clinic at Doc Edge Presents for the screening of the film Tickled at the Academy Cinema at 2 pm followed by a Q&A with filmmakers David Farrier and Dylan Reeve. You can purchase a combination ticket for the Doc Clinic + screening here.
We encourage students interested in documentary filmmaking to attend the Doc Clinic and screening as well (reduced price ticket with student ID).