Training Workshop
Training Goal

“FreshPitch” is a summit offering the possibility of cooperation between documentary presenters, factual content innovation entities and world-class commissioning editors through communication about creation, investment and distribution. Following the international rules and techniques of pitch, the “Fresh Pitch” Training Shop simulates the actual process of a pitch and trains the presenters by presenting the theme, plot, budget, and trailer to trainer, hearing the feedback, analyzing any possible questions related to investment, pre-sale and broadcasting, with an aim to improve the success rate of their programs.

Qi Zhao
Zhao Qi is a documentary professional based in Beijing. He served as chairperson for ABU (Asian Pacific Broadcasters’ Union) Prize in 2009 and executive producer of ABU documentary co-production among 15 Asian countries in 2012 and 2013. Zhao Qi directs and produces independent feature documentary films with international recognition. His works include Last Train Home (2009, Emmy Awards), China Heavy Weight (2012, Golden Horse Award), Fallen City (2013, Sundance nomination/ Emmy nomination) and The Chinese Mayor (2015, Sundance Prize/ Golden Horse Award/ Asian Pacific Screen Award) Zhao Qi works as senior consultant, Jury member and advisor at Asian Side of the Doc, Tokyo Documentary Forum and Guangzhou International Documentary Festival.
Training Schedule

Date of Training & Test Pitches: To be confirmed.