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Guidelines DMZ Docs Industry 2023 : DMZ Docs Pitch Project Submission

Overview
1. Submission Category
DMZ Docs Industry 2023 : DMZ Docs Pitch
2. Support
Global Pitch Rough Cut Pitch
NUMBER 16 Korean and Asian projects 8 Korean and Asian projects
SUPPORTS
&
BENEFITS
  • Cash grant of KRW 2,000,000 per project (approx. 1,510 USD per project)
  • Offline workshop & Online tutoring
  • Invitation to 2023 DMZ Docs Documentary Market (Pitch & BizMatch)
  • 2023 DMZ Docs Pitch Award nomination
  • Cash grant of KRW 2,000,000 per project (approx. 1,510 USD per project)
  • One-to-One Editing Consulting provided (Online)
  • Invitation to 2023 DMZ Docs Documentary Market (Pitch & BizMatch)
  • 2023 DMZ Docs Pitch Award nomination

* Number of selected projects or amount of cash grants is subject to change.

3. Eligibility
Global Pitch
  • (As of Sep. 2023) Documentary projects in production stage
  • Documentary projects have not submitted for 2023 DMZ Docs Fund
Rough Cut Pitch
  • (As of Sep. 2023) Documentary projects in editing stage
  • Feature-length (above 60 min.) documentary projects
  • Documentary projects created by director/producers of Korean or Asian nationality
  • The copyright must be held by the creator or applicant as an original work of art intended for screening on multiple platforms, including theatrical release.
  • Projects with original work, if any, for which rights have been secured.
  • In case the project is funded by other festival/organizations, be sure to indicate whether the other festival/organization has the first look option.

* Projects that are scheduled to pitch at another venue between July 1 and Sep. 14 are not eligible.
Please inform us right away if your project is selected at other venues such as EIDF, Dhaka Lab, Docs by the Sea, etc., after submitting us your application.

How to apply
1. Submission Date
  • Global Pitch : May 22, - Jun. 12, 17:00 (GMT+9 / KST)
  • Rough Cut Pitch : May 22, - Jun. 14, 17:00 (GMT+9 / KST)
2. Submission Process
  • Click "Project Submission" at the top of the webpage.
  • Fill out the online application with requested materials and submit it.
  • Successful applicants will receive (automatic) confirmation email.
3. Requirements
  • Online application form
  • Project Proposal (PDF format)
  • Budget Breakdown (PDF or EXCEL format)
  • (Global Pitch) a teaser/trailer (3 minutes) * If the original language is not English, it must include English subtitles
  • (Rough Cut Pitch) An edited sequence of the project or a selection of scenes (40 minutes or less) * If the original language is not English, it must include English subtitles

※ If the application page does not work properly, you can directly download the application forms here [Download] and send it to email (submit.industry@dmzdocs.com)

4. Notes
  • Projects that are not eligible to apply or incomplete applications that cannot be properly reviewed, may be excluded from consideration without any notice.
  • All notifications will be sent to the applicant's email. Please provide a valid email address.
Selection Process
1. A selection committee organized by the DMZ Docs Industry will select the projects.
2. Announcement on selected projects
  • Individual notice to the applicants and announcement through DMZ Docs Industry website in July (exact dates TBA).
3. Obligations of the Recipient
  • Selected projects should attend the DMZ Docs Industry Main Event in-person. (DMZ Docs Lab: Sep. 10 - 13 / Documentary Market: Sep. 15 - 19) Travel expense will be covered by DMZ Docs.
  • Progress or accomplishment report upon request (e.g. additional fundings, film festival screenings, awards, domestic/international release, etc.)
  • DMZ Docs and DMZ Docs Industry logo placement, acknowledgement as DMZ Docs Industry official project, and insertion of opening/end credit provided by DMZ Docs in the completed film (including logos and acknowledgement in official publications)
  • Best Award winners in each category must give a first-look deal to DMZ Docs. (World/Asian Premiere)
Contact
  • DMZ Docs Industry

Tel : +82 31 936 7381
Email : submit.industry@dmzdocs.com