ADVANCED DOCUMENTARY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP: PITCH. DEVELOP. EDIT. SCREEN. This intensive workshop is an ideal next step for more experienced filmmakers, journalists, and visual storytellers who have already identified a subject for a documentary and, ideally, have started production. During this 6-day workshop led by award-winning American documentary filmmaker Melody Gilbert, you will focus on pitching and developing your project proposal and your trailer or sample. You’ll learn how to write and talk about your story to potential funders and organizations by refining your pitch and your trailer with guest industry experts. The workshop will conclude with a public pitching and screening of your doc project in the MOLDOX festival, where your pitch will be judged by European industry executives who will select three projects to attend prestigious training programs in Europe. You’ll leave this workshop with a solid foundation from which to proceed with your project for grants, crowdfunding and/or pitching forums. Please bring a laptop with editing software and/or a video camera and your footage. Note: if you have not started shooting yet, please bring the archival or temporary footage to edit during the class.