MIPTV today announced the call for entries is now open for the 2024 MIPDOC PITCH, the annual contest which gives an unrivalled platform to early-stage Documentary and Factual Projects, which will be staged live in Cannes ahead of the 61st edition of the MIPTV Spring International Television Market (8-10 April 2024).
Seeking innovative factual projects with clear global potential, the popular competition provides invaluable visibility through exposure to a jury of influential decision makers and attending international buyers.
The 2024 MIPDOC PITCH forms part of a MIPTV pre-opening weekend (6-7 April) which features extended MIPDOC and MIPFORMATS strands to create ‘the biggest weekend in Unscripted’ in Cannes, gathering documentary, factual and format communities ahead of the market for two days of networking, screening, showcases and deals.
Producers and content creators globally are invited to submit entries as of today with the final selection to be determined by a jury of international Documentary and Factual executives. To be eligible, projects must be original documentary or factual concepts, as yet fully funded or pitched at a festival or market. Details on how to enter along with full criteria, terms and conditions can be found here. The deadline for submissions is 26 February 2024.
Five finalists will be selected to pitch onstage in the iconic Palais des Festivals in front of a panel of experts and live audience on Saturday 6 April, where one will be presented with the MIPDOC Pitch Trophy.
“MIPDOC is where factual projects find their global partners,” said Lucy Smith, Director of MIPTV. “The annual Pitch is an unparalleled opportunity within that for a concept to cut through and get in front of the decision makers. I’d encourage anyone whose ideas are eligible to enter.”
The weekend’s MIPDOC, MIPFORMATS and MIPDRAMA strands will be followed by the three-day international MIPTV exhibition market running 8-10 April, which last year welcomed over 5500 delegates from over 80 countries - one accreditation covers all activity.
The 2024 Spring market programme will again feature renowned elements including keynotes from leading industry players, The MIP SDG Award (in partnership with the United Nations), and MIPLAB summits focusing on the future of the industry.
International Series Festival CANNESERIES will again run alongside MIPTV from 5-10 April 2024.