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Documentary Experts Meeting and Pitching Session(s)

The 2023 Winter sequel of the EBU Documentary Experts meeting/pitching session will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on 11 and 12 November 2023, during the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA).

We will be meeting in a new venue called The Playing Circle - Atelier de Vijzel.

AGENDA OVERVIEW (available for download) and list of projects to be pitched:

SATURDAY 11 NOVEMBER: 13:00 - 18:00 (Follow up on EDDS projects + Pitching sessions incl. EDDS and Regular)

EDDS updates (development)

  • ABBA - Against the Odds (SVT)
  • Why Freedom? (SVT)
  • Making a Monarch - Behind the Scenes of the Royal Courts (SVT)
  • The Dawn of the Post Plantation (VPRO)

EDDS - Production pitches

  • The New FIFA (DR)
  • Gigolo for Jesus (ARD/BR)
  • The Whale Mystery (DR)

EDDS - New Projects pitches

  • Immigration Union (VPRO)
  • Untitled project - Confidential (ZDF/ARTE)
  • The Climate Crimes (DR)

REGULAR PROJECTS - EDDS vs Regular followed by group discussion.

  • This is Not Eurovision (BBC)
  • Ocean Drive (SBS)
  • Issa's House (BBC)

SUNDAY 12 NOVEMBER: 9:00 - 17:00 (REGULAR projects pitches)

  • Home Front (DR)
  • 82 Days in Hell (VRT & BNNVARA)
  • The Eukrainian (ARTE GEIE)
  • Ukraine - The Cost of War (FRANCE TV)
  • Cuba and Alaska (VRT)
  • This is a Quiet Love (TG4)
  • Spoilt Little Girls (RTVE)
  • Billion Dollar Babies (ARTE FRANCE)
  • Eddy Merckx (RTBF & VRT)
  • I am Martin Parr (FRANCE TV)
  • The Go-Betweens (Trespassers will be prosecuted) (BBC)
  • Lost Cells (RTS)
  • Free at Last - The Secrets of Apartheid (VPRO)
  • Achille Lauro - The Terror Cruise (ARD/WDR)
  • Syria: Bashar returns to the International stage (FRANCE TV)
  • Mummar Kadhafi: Inside the Dictator’s Mind (FRANCE TV)
  • Berlin Chic (ZDF)
  • Guilt (KAN)


The Playing Circle | Atelier de Vijzel

Vijzelstraat 77-3
1017 HG Amsterdam