The Co-Production Challenge is a pitching session which takes place during MIPDoc, Cannes on 2–3 April 2011.
This competition sees producers pitching new documentaries to a jury of leading commission editors consisting of:
- Chairperson, Hamish Mykura, Channel 4 Head of Documentaries
- Iikka Vehkalahti, Commissioning Editor, Documentary for YLE TV2
- Karen Michael, Commissioning Editor for ARTE France
- Axel Arno, Commissioning Editor for SVT – Sveriges Television AB
The pitching session takes place in front of an audience of broadcasters, producers and distributors. The winning entry will receive; editorial coverage during MIPDoc 2011 and in the Realscreen Magazine post-show issue; a one-on-one meeting with a jury member during the event; free entry to MIPDoc 2012; free submission of their winning programme to the MIPDoc 2012 digital library; a 2-day pass to the 2012 Realscreen Summit, in Washington D.C. and a 1-year subscription to Realscreen Magazine.
The deadline for submitions is February 25, 2011. Pitch entries should include elaborated descriptions of the project and videos/teasers showcasing the project on screen are encouraged.
For details on how to apply visit www.mipworld.com