(By Invitation Only)
The IDFA Pitch is a platform for Malaysian filmmakers to pitch their social and environmental justice film project at the FFF2019. The winner of the best pitch will get an all-expense-paid trip to attend IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam), the biggest international documentary film festival in the world in November 2019.
Documentaries pitched can be at any stage – from early production to near completion but should focus on social issues in Malaysia. Filmmakers who pitch their documentary should also commit to submitting their documentary to IDFA 2020.
Prior to the pitch, shortlisted applicants will have the opportunity to be mentored by award-winning filmmaker, Lau Kek Huat (Director of ‘Absent Without Leave’ and ‘The Tree Remembers’) before they pitch their stories to a panel of distinguished judges.
The IDFA Pitch is supported by the IDFA and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Malaysia.
Attendance to the workshop and pitching session is by invitation only.
Since she cofounded a_BAHN, Marion is enjoying developing films and running around markets and festival to find the best partners. She has also created a non-profit to tackle gender stereotypes in the film industry and promote gender equality.
Mark Francis is an award-winning executive producer and commissioner with more than 15 years experience in creating innovative programming across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and Latin America. As head of Original Programming for Iflix, he is responsible for bringing the company’s original content strategy to life, across genres that include scripted drama, feature film, comedy, and factual entertainment.
Nick Olle has been a professional journalist for 18 years. He has worked across print, radio, television and online for outlets in Australia, South America, North America and Europe and Asia. He is presently the Senior Supervising Producer at Al Jazeera International’s flagship Asia documentary program101 East. Previously, he was a foreign correspondent based in Buenos Aires, Argentina for The Global Mail, ABC, NPR and other outlets.