Hot Docs Al Jazeera Short Pitch

  • Call for submissions
  • Toronto, ON

Website Hot Docs

deadline: March 13, 2020

During Hot Docs Festival, up to six Canadian filmmaking teams will pitch their short doc projects to a live audience and panel of judges.

The competition will award at least one winner with up to $50,000 USD for a full commission, and the winning project(s) will premiere on the Witness strand across Al Jazeera branded platforms, including television, online and apps.

Submissions open: February 10, 2020
Deadline: March 13, 2020
Short Pitch Date: May 4, 2020

AJE Witness showcases independent documentaries that place people at the heart of the story. With inspirational and provocative stories, and intimate character-led accounts, AJE Witness provides an insight into the world’s key global events as they impact people’s daily lives. AJE Witness films look at the big issues from the inside out and celebrate the human spirit, with a sense of humour and poignancy even in the most difficult of circumstances. Al Jazeera English reaches more than 352 million households in over 150 countries, delivering bold reporting that informs, empowers and challenges perceptions.

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