Speed Meetings Workshop

DocsBarcelona holds a Documentary Workshop and Pitch Training for all filmmakers and producers with a project selected for the Speed Meetings and the Latin Pitch

How to Pitch Your Project to the International Marketplace?

The aim of the workshop is to fine tune your trailer, work on the written project, and pitching skills so you have the best opportunity for a successful meeting with broadcasters and funders, and improve your chances of financing your documentary.

The participants will get a professional feedback on their project to help them focusing what they want to film and tell. They will learn about their project and get consciousness of what they have in their hands.

These are skills that will help filmmakers and producers not only during the Speed Meetings and the Latin Pitch, but also in other situations where they have an opportunity to meet with broadcasters and funders to pitch their projects.


 

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 TUTORS

Catherine Olsen_tutorCatherine Olsen

International Documentary Expert, and Executive Producer of Documentaries for CBC News Network (Canada) & Commissioning Editor of The Passionate Eye.

Catherine Olsen is the Executive Producer of Documentaries for CBC News Network and Commissioning Editor of one of the most successful and highly regarded documentary series in North America “The Passionate Eye”.  It’s a contemporary series she helped develop 22 years ago featuring a selection of the world’s best, most provocative, and creative documentaries dealing with political and social issues.  Its a series she also had the unique opportunity of hosting for 8 years. Catherine has a wealth of experience in the international documentary marketplace, and is now also working as a moderator, mentor, & editorial coach at documentary workshops.

Catherine is one of the founding members of the Canadian Documentary Festival Hot Docs, and for many years, a member of its international advisory board.  She began her career as a camerawoman and editor, and has since worked as a TV journalist & host, writer, director, and documentary producer. Films she’s commissioned or invested in have won virtually every award available, including Oscars, Emmys, Canadian Geminis , Bafta’s, and Peabody’s.  Films commissioned for the Passionate Eye she’s particularly proud of include Yung Chang’s “Up the Yangtze”, Peter Raymonts’s “Shake Hands with the Devil”, Neil Diamonds ‘Reel Injun’, Ric Bienstock’s “Sex Slaves”,  to name just a few.

Mikael OpstrupMikael Opstrup

EDN (European Documentary Network) Head of Studies and Co-production Guide Editor.

Graduated with a degree in Film from The University of Copenhagen.
Mikael Opstrup worked with distribution and theatrical release of documentaries during most of the 80’s. He was a freelance Producer and Production manager up through the 90’s. He organized the film festival “Films from the South” from 1995 to 1998, and worked as Production Adviser at The Danish Film Institute from 1998 to 2002.

Since 2000 he has worked as tutor / moderator at a large number over workshops and forums around Europe, in The Middle East and South America. From 2002 to 2008 he has been co-owner and producer at Final Cut Productions in Copenhagen where he has produced a number of international documentaries. In 2009 he has been Film strategic adviser on documentaries of The Middle East. Also from 2009 he serves as Lead Production Tutor at Ex Oriente Film Workshop.
Board member of EDN – European Documentary Network – from 2005 to 2009, and Chairman from 2008-09. He is currently Head of Studies of EDN and Co-production Guide Editor.


WHEN AND WHERE

Tuesday May 26th from 9.00h to 18.30h and Wednesday May 27th from 9.00h to 14.00h in the CCCB.

ATTENTION: Places are limited. You can submit 2 people per project, the fee is per person. The workshop will be in English.

How to sign up for the Documentary Workshop and Pitch Training?

During the Speed Meetings participation payment form, you’ll have the option of signing up for the training workshop.

The cost to participate at the Speed Meetings Workshop is (PER PARTICIPANT):

Fee (21% VAT excluded) Tarifa (21% VAT)
123,97€ 150€
* The fee is per participant.
** Non Spanish European companies or professionals with an intra-community VAT number registered at VIES (Vat Information Exchange System) are not subject to pay 21% VAT.

 The fee includes:

  • The working sessions with the international tutors
  • Festival ticket season
  • Access to Opening and Closing ceremonies (RSVP needed)
  • Access to Master Classes
  • Coffee breaks of 26th and 27th May

 


Can I attend the Documentary Workshop and Pitch Training although my project hasn’t been selected?

Yes you can, you can attend as an OBSERVER if there are places left. To register for the workshop as an observer you have to send an email with subject OBSERVER SPEED MEETINGS WORKSHOP + YOUR NAME AND SURNAME to Martina Rogers mrogers@docsbarcelona.com

In the email you must include the following information:

– Name and Surname
– Job title
– Production company and website (optional)
– Telephone number
– Why do you want to attend the Speed Meetings Workshop?

 

The cost to participate as an OBSERVER at the Speed Meetings Workshop is (PER PARTICIPANT):

Fee (21% VAT excluded) Tarifa (21% VAT)
123,97€ 150€
* The fee is per participant.
** Non Spanish European companies or professionals with an intra-community VAT number registered at VIES (Vat Information Exchange System) are not subject to pay 21% VAT.

 The fee includes:

  • The working sessions with the international tutors
  • Festival ticket season
  • Access to Opening and Closing ceremonies (RSVP needed)
  • Access to Master Classes
  • Coffee breaks of 26th and 27th May

 

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