DMZ Docs Pitch is a co-production and financing forum where Asian creative documentary projects with high potentials are discovered and presented to key industry players ranging from commissioning editors, funders, to broadcasters. The program mainly supports the documentary projects in the production stage as well as in the rough-cut stage and provide them with diverse opportunities via its official pitching sessions.
Especially for the projects in the production stage, DMZ Docs Pitch invites them to a pre-training session (DMZ Docs Lab) where they can benefit one-on-one consulting and tutoring sessions with experts in various field such as documentary filmmaking, editing, pitching, and international distribution to improve quality of the projects and enhance the pitching skills.
Based on the project pitch during the main event as well as one-on-one meetings with juries, DMZ Industry will select outstanding projects and present the awards including production subsidies and in-kind support, which can serve as the driving force for the project realization as well as attracting financiers and co-productions.
In the first DMZ Docs Pitch in 2019, DMZ Industry was able to promote 25 projects (12 Korean projects and 13 Asian projects) through its Production Pitch and Rough Cut Presentation programs.