This one-day, in-person workshop, led by documentary trainer Andy Glynne, will give filmmaking teams the essential skills needed to navigate – and make the best out of – the Docs Ireland Marketplace. This isn’t just about the “pitch”. It’s about being clear on how to get the support for your film that it needs, both in terms of finance and strategic partnerships. This is an experiential workshop, using your project to help develop specific skills, including:
The Development Toolkit– Understanding and making the best out of your proposals, treatments, teasers and pitch.
Finance Plans and Partnerships- Ensuring you have a solid and realistic finance plan, and how to ensure you understand all the mechanics of international co-production.
Development Strategy– Ensuring you have the best strategy for the development of your feature documentary.
Navigating the Market– How to get the best out of the market – strategic partnerships, working with broadcasters, and the role of distributors in helping to develop and finance your film.
All participants will rehearse their pitch throughout the day, and refine their development and financing strategy.
Andy Glynne is a triple-BAFTA award-winning filmmaker, a producer, and an author. Originally trained as a clinical psychologist, he went on to create the UK’s national documentary organisation, DFG – The Documentary Filmmakers Group – and now runs Mosaic Films, a multi-award winning production company. He's also author of the book "Documentaries and How to Make Them” and currently writing “The Documentary Producer’s Handbook” for Routledge. Andy is also the former Chairman of the European Documentary Network, a trainer on many documentary and production courses both in the UK and overseas, and a consultant to numerous organisations and broadcasters around the world. He has produced and directed over 100 films, including both TV and theatrical documentaries, including the recent award-winning "Out of Thin Air" for Netflix and BBC.