Established in 2009 and organized annually by The A. M. Qattan Foundation, The Consulate General of France in Jerusalem, The Goethe-Institut in Ramallah, and the Filmlab: Palestine. Ramallah Doc is an opportunity for Palestinian documentary filmmakers to pitch their project ideas to a forum of international film producers and TV representatives that included in the past years: Ina Fichman (Intuitives Films), Irit Neidhardt (Mec Films), Aaqil Ahmed (BBC Uk), Ann Julienne (France Télévisions), and Philippe Muller (Arte) and many others. In addition to the awarded prizes, Ramallah Doc. has so far succeeded in matching several Palestinian film makers with international commissioning editors and production companies to develop their film projects one of which is Amer Shomali for his award-winning film “The Wanted 18”, in addition to assisting many Palestinian directors secure pre-buy deals and post production grants.
The participating filmmakers join a series of trainings and workshops conducted by both local and international trainers in order to prepare them for the pitching session that takes place in October each year.