Sabah Pitching Training & Awards
In collaboration with the Goethe-Institute Malaysia and the Alliance Francaise
Date: 5 – 6 June 2015 Venue: JKKN
What is it?
Sabah Pitching Training is a platform for filmmakers from the ASEAN region to launch new documentary film projects, both feature-length (60 minutes plus) and short (up to 15 minutes).
Participants will learn how to pitch and then to make a pitch to a jury in order to get funding to move on to the next stage in the making of their film.
Who is it for?
Producers/directors from ASEAN countries.
Participants can pitch directly to potential financiers from the region, raise the visibility and market viability of their projects, look for co-producers, financiers, buyers.
The KKIFF is looking for 10 documentary film projects to be part of the Sabah Pitching Training & Awards 2015. Applications close on 30 April 2015.
What can be won?
RM20,000 is available for the best pitches.
This will be offered as follows:
- RM8,000 – best pitch for feature-length documentary film
- RM4,000 – best pitch for short documentary film
- RM8,000 – best pitch for a Sabahan project – Ministry of Resource Development and IT Award
Sabah Pitching Training & Awards – programme outline
- Prepare your pitch – at the Pitching Workshops on Friday, 5 June with Nick Deocampo (Philippines) – receive systematic pitching training
- Practise your pitch – at the Pitching Tutorials – Friday, 5 June and Saturday morning, 6 June – individual and small group sessions with mentors
- Present your pitch – to the Sabah Pitching Training & Awards Jury on Saturday afternoon, 6 June – structured as 5-7 minutes of pitching, followed by 8 minutes of comments, questions and discussion from the jury. Awards will be announced at the end of this session.
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June 5 (Friday)
9.00am-12noon,Prepare your pitch,Workshops – hands-on training,Nick Deocampo
1.00pm-4.00pm,Practise your pitch,Tutorials – Personal coaching,Individual / small group
June 6 (Saturday)
9.00am-12noon,Practise your pitch,Tutorials,Individual / small group
1.00pm-5.00pm,Present your pitch,Pitching,Sabah Pitching Training Jury
Please note: observers are welcome
What to pitch?
- A new documentary film project – feature-length (60 minutes plus) or short (up to 15 minutes)
The projects must respond to the following criteria:
- the director must have already made one or more short films
- the script of the project must be completed
- there must be a complete budget break-down for the project
- the date of shoot must be stipulated
Who is on the Sabah Pitching Training & Awards Jury?
Festival programmers, film directors, commissioning editors
How to apply?
Make a submission using the KKIFF 2015 on-line application form.
Submissions close on April 30 2015.
Announcement of selected film projects – May 8 2015.
Incentives to join
Incentives to join the Sabah Pitching Training & Awards in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
- The KKIFF is willing to cover the cost of accommodation for 3 nights (June 4, 5, 6) in Kota Kinabalu for 1 or 2 people on each film project being pitched at the Sabah Pitching Training & Awards – for those who come from outside Kota Kinabalu.
- A contribution of RM500 towards airfares or the cost of the airfare (whichever is cheaper) for each project selected for the Sabah Pitching Training – for those flying into Kota Kinabalu.
- Free transportation to and from the venue in Kota Kinabalu.
If you have any questions, contact: Jude – 014 3514298 or Hazli – 016 5522435 or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.