J-Pitch is an international co-production support program administered by UNIJAPAN and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), initiated in April, 2006 by the support of METI.
J-Pitch is an initiative supporting the next generation of Japanese film producers developing international co-productions and enabling Japanese films to compete in the international market. Japanese producers with projects that have co-production potential are selected and supported by J-Pitch through the arrangement of collaborative meetings, conferences, and other related activities held both within Japan and at contents markets worldwide.
J-Pitch’s Remit is: to identify and develop film projects that could be completed as international co-productions or which have a high possibility of success in the international market; to foster an exchange of ideas and projects between Japanese producers and their counterparts in other parts of the world; to build relationships with experienced international producers, who could act as consultants for the projects and for the building of links with established producer training programs in other parts of the world.
In year 2006 J-Pitch’s activities were carried out solemnly in the form of workshops held in Japan and abroad. Learning from this experience, in order to better foster its aims, in year 2007 J-Pitch decided to organize activities by dividing them into following three groups: participation at international film markets, project development workshops and, seminars on international co-production.
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