The Witness Pitch

Marketplace Five early-career filmmakers will pitch their character-led documentary proposals for Al Jazeera English's flagship documentary strand, Witness.

Al Jazeera English’s flagship documentary strand, Witness, showcases independent documentaries that place people at the heart of the story.

The Witness Initiative will showcase short character-led documentary proposals from early-career filmmakers to pitch at AIDC 2020 for the chance to share in up to $300,000 in commissioning funds.

Up to three projects will receive a $100,000 commission for a 25-minute documentary to be released on Al Jazeera English’s Witness across Al Jazeera platforms including television, online and apps.