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MIPDOC Project Pitch Competition

MIPDOC has a world-class documentary and factual content selection, an inspiring conference program, high-level networking activities, and a hub for international producers, buyers, commissioners, and distributors.

MIPDOC Project Pitch

Submit your documentary to MIPDOC Project Pitch and you could be a finalist on stage in Cannes pitching for funding and co-production opportunities.

What is MIPDOC

MIPDoc is a sub-event of the MIPTV trade show that focuses on the documentary content industry. It takes place annually in Cannes, France, and provides a platform for documentary content creators, producers, and distributors to showcase their work, network with others in the industry, and explore new business opportunities.

MIPDoc features a wide range of programming, including factual and current affairs content, as well as historical and cultural documentaries. The event attracts a large number of industry professionals and decision-makers from around the world and is considered a key event in the international documentary content calendar.


The annual MIPDoc Project Pitch is open to all creators and producers seeking to develop factual and documentary projects with co-production partners.

To qualify, submitted projects must be:

  • factual and documentary series / one-off still looking for financing :
  • Early Stage (0 to 25% financed)
  • In Development (25 to 75% financed)
  • in its first season (returning seasons are not eligible)
  • never pitched before at a festival/market or to buyers prior to MIPTV 

Competitors are narrowed to five finalists, who are then given the opportunity to pitch their most compelling new projects live to a jury of international decision-makers.

Selection Criteria

  • Creativity & Storytelling quality
  • Original and innovative concept
  • Worldwide appeal

Finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their projects to a jury of international decision-makers.

Download the documents you need to pitch at MIPCOM

How many projects can I submit?

You can submit up to 3 projects to the MIPDoc Project Pitch

What is the selection process?

The MIPDoc Project Pitch is managed by RX France, submitted projects will be reviewed by an international Jury of Buyers and Commissioners.

Five Finalists will be selected to pitch their project on the MIPTV stage in Cannes.

What will happen on stage if I am selected as a finalist?

The live Pitch language is English.

Each finalist will have 5 minutes to pitch (including a video – we recommend a maximum duration of 90”) and 3 minutes for a Q&A session with the jury to discuss further the format and potential of their project.

After the pitches, the jury will leave the stage for deliberation to choose the best project.

During this deliberation, the finalists will come back on stage to interact with the audience for a live Q&A.

What will I get if I am selected as a finalist for the live MIPDoc Project Pitch at MIPTV?

Visibility during the on-stage pitching in Cannes during MIPTV.

Visibility in MIPTV communication and marketing tools (official conference programme, MIPTV website and social networks

Organised meeting with the Jury members in Cannes

What will I get if I win the live MIPDoc Project Pitch at MIPTV?

Benefit from full impact of the MIPDoc Pitch marketing campaign including :

  • Media, Editorial & social media coverage before, during & after the show
  • 1 free entrance to MIPTV
  • Possibility to use the MIPDoc name and logo in your communications as MIPDoc Pitch finalists and winner.

MIPDOC features one of the world’s most important documentary and factual content offerings, as well as an inspiring conference programme, high-level networking events and a dedicated hub for international producers, buyers, commissioners and distributors.

MIPDOC Pitch Examples

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