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Master`s Pitch 2023

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The Master's Pitch is a unique format for training and collaboration, initiated by Documentary Campus and DOK.fest München. In the form of a public pitch, eight selected teams will present their documentary projects in the development stage to industry experts. 

As an interactive platform, the Master's Pitch provides constructive feedback and offers the chance to initiate the development of new film projects in a collaborative atmosphere. The audience, including filmmakers, producers, sales agents and representatives of major broadcasters and platforms, will also be involved and invited to provide feedback on the pitches.

This year`s Master`s Pitch is curated and moderated by documentary consultant Gitte Hansen

Industry experts:

Miriam Carbe, ZDF/ARTE Commissioning Editor
Shoshi Korman, Cinephil, Head of Marketing
Barbara Truyen, VPRO, Commissioning Editor
Jutta Krug, WDR, Commissioning Editor
Matthias Leybrand, BR, Commissioning Editor

Lara Sword, Little Dot Studios, Senior Acquisitions Manager


Selected projects

  • FIGHTING DEMONS WITH DRAGONS // Director Camilla Magid Producer Heidi Elise Christensen

  • HEADSHOTS - ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS, PHOTOGRAPHER // Director Sonya Winterberg Producer Birgit Schulz

  • LETTERS FROM MS. IRAN // Director Farahnaz Sharifi Producer Anke Petersen

  • SHE SINGS OF MURDER AND LOVE // Director Virginia Heath Producer Grant Keir, Faction North, Alex Tondowski, Tondowski Films, David Power & Ciaran Deeney EZ Films

  • SON OF THE STREETS // Director Mohammed Almughanni Producer Rashid Abdelhamid

  • THE SREBRENICA TAPE // Director Chiara Sambuchi Producer Antje Boehmert

  • THE VALLEY OF THE WIDOWS // Director Miro Jelok Producer Katarina Jonisova, Miro Jelok 

  • THE VISITOR // Director Zvi Landsman Producer Zvi Landsman

Read more about the selected projects here. 


Welcome to the Master`s Pitch

Letters from Mrs. Iran

The Visitor

She Sings of Murder and Love

Fighting Demons with Dragons

Presentation of Big 5 project: GIGOLO FOR JESUS // Director Heike Bachelier Producer Matthias Miegel

Coffee break

Headshots - Anja Niedringhaus, Photographer

The Valley of the Widows

Son of the Streets

The Srebrenica Tape

Closing words by moderator Gitte Hansen


Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1,

Gabelsbergerstraße 35,

80333 Munich

Partners München 2023