DOCSBARCELONA - International Documentary Film Festival


- What is the difference between the Pitching Forum and the Festival?

The Pitching Forum is a market for unfinished documentary works targeted at the industry. It’s a platform where documentary projects in development are pitched in front of potential financiers.

The Festival presents finished documentaries, which have been previously selected by the programmers of each section, and is open to the general public.

- Can I submit a finished documentary to the Pitching Forum?

No, you can’t. The Pitching Forum is only for documentary projects in development.

- Does my documentary project need to have finance in place before I submit it?

No, it doesn’t.

- Can I submit a project without a video clip?

Yes, but it will diminish your chances of getting selected.

- Can I submit more than one project?

Yes, you can. But bear in mind that the committee will not select more than one project per company or director.

- Does my project need to be European?

No, it doesn’t. Projects can come from all over the world.

- Do I have to pay to submit a project?

No, you only pay if your project gets selected.

- Can I submit a documentary series project?

Yes, you can. But bear in mind that broadcasters have less slots for documentary series.

- I tried uploading my video clip, and although it’s the right format and it’s not longer than 3 minutes, it won’t let me. What could be the reason?

Probably your video clip is too big. Try to downsize it to 25MB.