16-18 martie
Seminar internațional
Seminar internațional
aprilie – septembrie
Documentare & Dezvoltare
Documentare & Dezvoltare
Follow-up și premiu de dezvoltare
Follow-up și premiu de dezvoltare

CIVIL SOCIETY PITCH 2018 means 3 revolutionary days alloted exclusively to professionals at One World Romania 11, 6 months of development, mentoring & collaboration on a documentary project and a 4 000 EUR award offered to the best team with the most convincing project!

Civil Society Pitch is a unique development workshop dedicated to the documentary filmmaking industry in Romania and neighboring countries: Hungary, Bulgaria and Republic of Moldova. We live in the same region, we face the same dilemmas, we write and talk about the same challenges, but sometimes we simply forget to communicate directly. Civil Society Pitch is all about bringing at the same table filmmakers (documentary directors or producers) and human rights activists/organizations. Some call all this process facilitation, others matchmaking. Regardless of how we choose to call it, we’re preoccupied by one and only thing: we encourage the production of high quality documentaries in the region. Civil Society Pitch offers the perfect environment: foreign tutors with a vast experience in the field, a compact three days’ workshop, 6 months mentoring sessions for developing film ideas and a 4000 EUR award for the best documentary project.

Civil Society Pitch 3 will take place from March 16 to March 18, 2018 at ARCUB. The invited tutors of this year edition are Rada Šešic (documentary film director, programmer for the most important Dutch documentary film festivals – IDFA Amsterdam and IFFR Rotterdam, main programmer of Sarajevo Film Festival Documentary

CIVIL SOCIETY PITCH powered by ONE WORLD ROMANIA 3rd edition (started in March 2018) will end with a pitch session open to the teams who have completed all the stages of the project they began last year, have researched a topic related to human rights and have made a trailer to represent their work-in-progress documentary. 
The 5 participating teams are made up of directors and NGOs who will be presenting their documentary projects to a jury composed of filmmakers Mona Nicoară and Alexandru Solomon. They will choose the winning project and One World Romania will be awarding the team with €4000 to help them develop their idea. The event will take place at 14:30 on Tuesday, the 19th of March, at POINT and is open both to Romanian and international filmmakers who are attending our festival, and to the general public.
Activists and NGOs are always searching for new and creative methods to raise the level of awareness of social issues among the general population and our public administration, while filmmakers find it difficult to approach socially relevant stories. One World Romania has tried to fill these needs and, for the first time in Romania, has brought together professionals from both fields with the intention to facilitate the development of creative documentary projects focused on local realities.

In the first stage from March 2018 we welcomed the participation of representatives from 13 NGOs and of 19 directors and visual artists from four partner countries: Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and the Republic of Moldova.

We live in the same part of the world, we face the same dilemmas, we write and speak of the same challenges but we forget to communicate directly with each other. Civil Society Pitch connects filmmakers (directors or producers of documentary films) with activists / organisations who fight to protect human rights. Some call it facilitating, others call it wooing. Regardless of its name, though, we are only interested in one thing: we encourage the emergence of new documentary films across our shared region. Civil Society Pitch is the ideal environment to get the ball rolling: international tutors with a high level of knowledge and experience in the field, mentorship and guidance towards the development of projects and a substantial prize to the winning team.