12th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival
Acquired the Qualification to Host “Good Pitch Korea” Exclusively in Korea,
Which Will Be Officially Launched in 2021
○ Signed an MOU with the Doc Society, British non-profit foundation for Documentary Film Support
○ Will hold a pre-event, ‘Impact Lab 2020’ for three days from September 19th(Sat.) to 21st(Mon.), in advance of the official launching
○ Inviting projects to participate in the ‘Impact Lab 2020’ workshop (until July 24th, application on-line)
DMZ International Documentary Film Festival (Chairman of Organizing Committee: LEE Jae-myeong, Festival Director: JUNG Sang-jin) entered into an MOU with Doc Society (formerly BRITDOC Foundation) and acquired the qualification to officially host Good Pitch Korea exclusively in Korea. They plan to hold a pre-event, Impact Lab 2020 for 3 days from Saturday, September 19th to Monday, September 21st during the 12th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival in advance of the official launching of Good Pitch Korea 2021.
‘Good Pitch’ refers to a new type of documentary film pitching program aiming to expand the impact and influence of outstanding documentary story-telling. The signing of the MOU signals an enormous opportunity for Korean documentary filmmakers to build new distribution partners and potential sponsors to expand the influence and audience of their work. The Good Pitch program also expands the impact of documentary with the broader public, revealing issues that shape our society. This opportunity is facilitated by DMZ International Documentary Film Festival acquiring the rights to host Good Pitch Korea exclusively in Korea.
DMZ International Documentary Film Festival will host a pre-event, the ‘Impact Lab 2020’ for 3 days from Saturday, September 19th to Monday, September 21st during this year’s 12th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival period in advance of the official launching of Good Pitch Korea in 2021. This will provide an opportunity to build capacity and understanding of key themes related to impact campaigns, pitching for diverse partnerships and the role of the ‘Impact Producer’.
DMZ International Documentary Film Festival has opened call for entries for projects to participate in the Impact Lab. Documentary filmmakers are invited to apply with their projects may be at a variety of production phases from development to completion and release and projects in a range of formats are considered, although the finished film must be (or plan to be) more than 60 minutes in length.
The online application form closes on July 24th and up to six projects will be selected. Selected projects will participate in the three-day workshop and have an opportunity to learn from international mentors about the ‘Good Pitch’ program and key concepts such as building an ‘Impact Campaign’, the role of the ‘Impact Producer’, and learn from Case Studies across the world. Each film team will also have a one-on-one consultation with an international expert consultant.
DMZ Docs and Good Pitch Korea will also offer an ‘Open Class’, that is open for participation even without a selected project for the workshop. The Open Class is an introduction seminar on key concepts of building audience, finance and distribution through an impact campaign. Applications for Impact Lab 2020 is available at DMZ Industry website: http://industry.dmzdocs.com/kor/
Ms. Malinda Wink, Global Director of Good Pitch at Doc Society said, “We are thrilled to be supporting the fantastic team at DMZ Docs to present their first impact lab and Good Pitch Korea program. With their energy, smarts and experience we look forward to the enormous impact their selected films will have on the social and cultural landscape of Korea and the rest of the world.” and shared her congratulations.
Also, Mr. JUNG Sang-jin, the Festival Director of DMZ International Documentary Film Festival said, “Good Pitch Korea will perform a core role to have DMZ International Documentary Film Festival establish as a comprehensive documentary hub and provide new and wider partnership opportunities for Korean documentary producers.”, showing his hope.
The schedules for the upcoming events will be as follows;
The 12th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival: September 17th (Thursday) to September 24th (Thursday)
Impact Lab 2020: September 19th (Saturday) to September 21st (Monday)
DMZ Industry 2020: September 21st (Monday) to September 24th (Thursday)
Good Pitch Korea 2021: TBC