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 looking for financing and distribution.

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

- What does it mean…?

Glossary of terms:

Pitch: Project presentation in front of the Financing Pitching Panel and professional audience registered as observers.
Financing Pitching Panel: potential financier/ broadcasting representative with decision-making power regarding coproduction and sales, TV representatives, distributors and producers.
Pitcher: person who presents a project.
Observer: person who attends as a listener.
One-to-one meetings: meeting between Financing Pitching Panel and the pitcher(s) that presents a Project.
Pitching Workshop: activity taking place prior to the Pitching Forum where a group of tutors helps the pitchers improve their presentations.

- 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 teaser?

No, you  need a video to be into the selection process.

- Can I submit more than one project?

DocsBarcelona will not accept more than 2 projects by each Production Company. 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?

Yes, each project has to pay 10€ VAT included to submit.

- Can I submit a documentary series project?

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

- Is there any discounts for EDN, PRO-DOCS and PROA members?

No, this year there are no discounts because the fees have been reduced.