Five emerging filmmakers pitch their documentary ideas to a panel of programming executives, who give un-sugarcoated, real-world critiques of the projects as well as the pitches. The winner receives a $5,000 grant, sponsored by American Documentary, Inc., producers of the acclaimed P.O.V. series. Last year's recipient, Asparagus!: A Stalk-umentary, had its world premiere at the 2006 Full Frame Documentary Festival.
Judges: Chana Gazit, Prod./Dir./Writer, Steward/Gazit Productions; Diana Holtzberg, Acquisitions, Project Development, Sales Dir.—US, Films Transit International, Inc.; Lauren Lazin, Filmmaker and Exec. Prod., MTV Networks; Cara Mertes, Dir., Sundance Documentary Film Program; Steve Rosenbaum, CEO, Magnify.net; Susan Werbe, VP, Programming, The History Channel
Tickets: $25; $15 Members
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Added by MT&R on September 20, 2006