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Archive Programme Pitching Competition Inspiring a new generation of filmmakers to love footage!

FOCAL International (www.focalint.org), the trade association representing the footage archive industry, is holding a competition for up and coming documentary makers, including students and start up individuals, to find the best pitch for an archive based programme. Finalists will be invited to pitch their ideas at a major conference being held at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London on Monday 28th October.

The conference entitled BATTLES OF THE ARCHIVES – a thing of the Past! is part of FOCAL International’s one day event to mark UNESCO’s World Audiovisual Archive Day. ‘We are inviting aspiring students and start-up documentary filmmakers to pitch their ideas for any form of production which will include lots of archive footage,’ said Chair Sue Malden. ‘Six of the best entries will be invited to pitch their project at the conference to acclaimed history producers such as Richard Melman and Taylor Downing, plus archive producers, library managers and researchers.’

To the Victor the spoils

The winner of this selection process will receive 10 minutes of ‘free’ footage donated byGetty Images. Plus, Prime Focus will sponsor the production of a 5 minute taster tape, including online, grading and sound desks. Spring Films will then endeavour to place the completed taster tape with broadcasters, with the possibility of a programme being commissioned.

Entries invited

So, get those ideas into words and apply now for a unique opportunity to pitch for a possible archive based production commission. 
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS – 14th Oct 2013 FOR MORE INFO AND ENTRY FORM:

http://www.focalint.org/events-calendar/event/226/archive-programme-pitching-competition

Archive Programme Pitching Competition Inspiring a new generation of filmmakers to love footage!

FOCAL International (www.focalint.org), the trade association representing the footage archive industry, is holding a competition for up and coming documentary makers, including students and start up individuals, to find the best pitch for an archive based programme. Finalists will be invited to pitch their ideas at a major conference being held at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London on Monday 28th October.

The conference entitled BATTLES OF THE ARCHIVES – a thing of the Past! is part of FOCAL International’s one day event to mark UNESCO’s World Audiovisual Archive Day. ‘We are inviting aspiring students and start-up documentary filmmakers to pitch their ideas for any form of production which will include lots of archive footage,’ said Chair Sue Malden. ‘Six of the best entries will be invited to pitch their project at the conference to acclaimed history producers such as Richard Melman and Taylor Downing, plus archive producers, library managers and researchers.’

To the Victor the spoils

The winner of this selection process will receive 10 minutes of ‘free’ footage donated byGetty Images. Plus, Prime Focus will sponsor the production of a 5 minute taster tape, including online, grading and sound desks. Spring Films will then endeavour to place the completed taster tape with broadcasters, with the possibility of a programme being commissioned.

Entries invited

So, get those ideas into words and apply now for a unique opportunity to pitch for a possible archive based production commission. 
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS – 14th Oct 2013 FOR MORE INFO AND ENTRY FORM:

http://www.focalint.org/events-calendar/event/226/archive-programme-pitching-competition