Edinburgh Pitch 2020 projects and panellists announced

The Scottish Documentary Institute (SDI) are pleased to announce the selected projects and panellists for this year’s Edinburgh Pitch, which will take place online in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Now in its 14th year, the Edinburgh Pitch is the only international documentary pitching forum in Scotland. It is aimed at independent filmmakers and companies developing and raising finance for creative feature documentaries and considering international co-productions.

This year’s selected projects are:

  • My Bollywood Dream – Moonmakers (Lithuania)
  • Love Alone Can’t Make a Child – Mattima Films (Norway)
  • Name Me Lawand – Pulse Films (United Kingdom)
  • Red Herring – Postcode Films (United Kingdom)
  • Hydebank – Nightstaff Ltd. (United Kingdom)
  • Long Live My Happy Head – Melt the Fly (United Kingdom)
  • The Borderlands – All Things Small (India)
  • The Taste of Celibacy – Rudinska Film & Slovak Virus film (Czech Republic)
  • The Boy from Georgia – Aconite Productions (United Kingdom)
  • Silent Men – Relative Films Ltd (United Kingdom)
  • Mogadisco: The Return of Somali Funk – Insight TWI (United Kingdom)
  • The Wild Ones – Modern Films & Magnified Pictures (UK)

SDI are thrilled to be welcoming Hannah Bailey (Doc Society), Mandy Chang (BBC Storyville), Joost Daamen (IDFA), Jackie Murphy (AlJazeera Media Network) Thomas Drackovitch (Amazon Originals), Laurent Filiung (Arte GEIE), Tijana Djukic (Taskovski Films), Leslie Finlay (Screen Scotland), Cíntia Gil (Sheffield Doc/Fest), Daniel Green (Dogwoof), Salma Abdalla (Autlook Film Sales), Paola Mottura (Sundance Institute), Tony Nellany (BBC Scotland), Lindsay Poulton (The Guardian), Teresa Simikova (CPH:DOX), Kate Townsend (Netflix), Ania Trzebiatowska (Sundance Film Festival), (Aleksandra Derewienko) CAT & Docs and (Chris White) POV, on to the panel this year. More panellists are still to be confirmed.

More about the Edinburgh Pitch

For more information about the Edinburgh Pitch, please visit: https://www.scottishdocinstitute.com/opportunities/edinburgh-pitch/