Interactive Pitch Workshop

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Addressed to all filmmakers and producers with a project selected for the Interactive Pitch.

The aim of the workshop is to help you fine tune your interactive documentary project and improve your pitching and presentation skills so you have the best opportunity for a successful meeting with broadcasters and funders, and improve your chances of financing your documentary.



Tuesday May 24th from 3.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. at CCCB.

ATTENTION: There are no places left to attend as an Observer.  If you’ve been selected for the Interactive Pitch, your participation is alreday included in the submission fee. The workshop will be in English.


David DufresneDavid Dufresne

Independent journalist and filmmaker.

David Dufresne was a long-time reporter for Libération and managing editor of iTélé, France’s 24-hour newscast. He has also published a dozen investigation books. He was also one of the first Internet players in France (he published the first webzine, La Rafale, in 1995). He published, in March 2012, Tarnac; magasin général (Calmann Lévy), an essay qualified as a “small masterpiece” by Le Monde. David now lives in Montreal.

In 2010, he authored and co-directed Prison Valley (Upian/Arte) with Philippe Brault, a web documentary, which won a host of international awards: Best interactive non-linear work of the year by World Press Photo 2011, best web documentary Visa pour l’image 2010 (Perpignan, France), special mention from the documentary jury at the Sheffield Doc/Fest (England), best cross-media production (AIB, London), 2010 Cross-media Award in Bellaria (Italy) and the Prix Italia (Turin, Italy).

In 2011, he also created, with Sébastien Brothier, Manipulations, l’expérience web (Upian/France Télévision). He also crafted the film Quand la France s’embrasse (France 2, in 2007, with Christophe Bouquet).

Fort McMoney is his new film, an interactive game documentary, produced by ONF/Arte and Toxa and acclaimed by the NY Times as the “wedding of the film and the video game”.

Since 2014 he is guest journalism professor at the Académie du Journalisme (Neuchatel, Switzerland) and since 2015 at l’Ecole des Médias from l’Université du Québec (Montreal, Canada). Recently he has colaborated with MIT Open Doc Lab, Comparative Media Studies/Writing.

Anita Hugi_ok- foto nostraAnita Hugi

Producer & Author, SRF, Switzerland

Graduate in language and communication studies, has worked as a freelance journalist for print, radio, and online media. She is head of a  program of arts and culture doc­umentaries at  SRF (Switzerland). It presents and (co-) produces films about art such as the collection Cherchez la femme, for which Hugi pro­duced a portrait of Dada artist Sophie Taeuber Arp. She has been involved in the production of various online projects and maga­zines, including Neuland.


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