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Paley Center Documentary Pitch Competition

The Paley Center for Media has announced a call for entries for its

celebrated Art of the Documentary

Pitch Workshop, which will be held at the Paley Center in New York on

Saturday, November 15, 2014. In

this workshop/competition—now in its eleventh year—a panel of documentary

executives and

producers discuss the process of developing a documentary and will hear and

evaluate pitches from five

pre-selected up-and-coming filmmakers who are hoping to sell either a

nonfiction concept or a

documentary work-in-progress. The winner of the pitch competition in

November will receive a $5,000

grant to be used towards the completion of their project.

This call for entries is to be selected as one of the five filmmakers who

will participate in the workshop

in November.

Complete submission guidelines and entry forms can be found at

or filmmakers can submit electronically through Withoutabox, a free online

resource that helps

filmmakers connect with film festivals, at

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The deadline for entries:

Special Extended Deadline: October 1, 2014 ($45 regular submission fee /

$35 for Withoutabox

members submitting through Withoutabox)

Withoutabox Extended Deadline: October 8, 2014 ($55 / $40 for Withoutabox


Past winners include: The Age of Love by Steven Loring, Eleven directed by

Laura Paglin and Kahlil

Pedizisai, The View from Bellas Luces directed by Christa Boarini; Charge

by Mike Plunkett; From Texas

to Tehran by Till Schauder; Circo by Aaron Schock; The House that Herman

Built by Angad Bhalla;

Whatever it Takes by Christopher Wong; and Asparagus! (A Stalk-umentary) by

Anne de Mare and

Kirsten Kelly


The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles,

leads the discussion about the

cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and

emerging platforms for the

professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its

curatorial expertise, an

international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the

media community, the Paley

Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general

public can access the

collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the

creativity, the innovations, the

personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global

programs of its Media Council

and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral

setting where media professionals

can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape.

Previously known as The

Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by

William S. Paley, a pioneering

innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit