For the eighth time, ARD is launching a documentary film pitch, the winners of which will receive a slot and 250,000 euros for production. We are looking for an innovative film project that takes up a politically and socially relevant topic, has a clear reference to Germany and also has international relevance. Producers are invited to develop a meaningful exposé of their idea, which also clarifies questions of film implementation, marketing strategy and financing and submit it by 13.09.2019.
The five projects selected by the jury will be officially invited until 02.10.2019 at the latest to present their concepts and a meaningful trailer to the public at the 62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film on 30.10.2019. The winner of the competition will be announced at the ARD event "Top of the Docs" during the Berlinale 2020 in Berlin.
A jury consisting of representatives of the participating broadcasters who are responsible for the programme, headed by ARD editor-in-chief Rainald Becker, will first decide on the participants of the presentation in Leipzig and then on the winner.