CPH:DOX is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Tribeca Film Institute to stimulate the art of short form documentary storytelling.

For the first time at CPH:DOX we present the IF/Then Short Documentary Pitch Competition!

IF/Then is a new initiative developed by Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) with seed funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to stimulate the art of short form documentary storytelling. Its goal is to discover and empower more inclusive voices in short film storytelling and to foster multi-platform distribution and financial sustainability in a global and increasingly complex marketplace.

6 projects focusing on female-identified European voices have been selected for the pitch competition, which will be held during CPH:DOX in March 2017. The winner will be selected by a professional jury consisting of:

  • Amy Hobby, Executive Director of TFI
  • Oli Harbottle, Head of Distribution at Dogwoof
  • Riina Spørring Zachariassen, Producer at Bacon Pictures

The winner will receive USD 20.000 to complete a short documentary within the next six months and to participate in IF/Then’s aspirational model of multi-platform distribution and monetization that offers filmmakers creative control, creativity, revenue potential, and career development.

Below you can see the list of this years selected projects.

IF/Then selected projects:

S/He – Director: Chloe White – Producer: Helen Jack – United Kingdom / Albania

Anti Rodina – Directors/Producers: Diana Zolotarova & Tatjana Moutchnik – Germany

Nudar – Director: Rand Beiruty – Germany

We Shall Never Part – Directors: Martina Melilli & Lidia Savioli – Italy  

The End of All – Directors: Sun Hee Engelstoft & Piotr Rafal Winiewicz – Denmark

Andrey Suleyman – Director: Alina Gorlova – Producer: Yelizaveta Smith – Ukraine


Key dates & deadlines
IF/Then competition: March 22, 2017
Announcement of winner: March 22, 2017

Should you wish to watch the pitch competition, tickets can be purchased here

If you have any questions regarding IF/Then 2017, please don’t hesitate to contact Vanessa Hobbs: vanessa@cphdox.dk

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