European Short Pitch is back for its ninth edition. Writers, directors and producers can apply for the initiative that helps people with the development of international short film projects.

European Short Pitch is an initiative aimed at promoting the European coproduction of short films. It combines a scriptwriting workshop in residency and a coproduction forum bringing together scriptwriters and industry professionals from all over Europe.

Selected on the basis of their short film projects, 20 European talents gather to discuss, rewrite, and learn to promote their stories on a European level with the support of 5 tutors. They eventually pitch their projects in front of a panel of 55 producers, financers, buyers, and distributors.

European Short Pitch is open to creative teams developing international short film projects. It is therefore open to writers, directors, and producers. Writer-­directors developing a project on their own are very welcome to participate in the programme. Yet it is strongly advised to already have nationally a production company interested or attached to the project, especially at the time of the coproduction forum (5th ‐ 9th March 2015).

European Short Pitch is composed of a scriptwriting workshop in residency, a coproduction forum, and an on-line session in between:

  • The scriptwriting workshop in residency will take place from the 5th till the 11th of January 2015 in Poznan, Poland.
  • The on-line session (from 12th of January till 25th of February 2015) represents an opportunity for participants to rewrite their scripts following the scriptwriting workshop, and to get up to two feedback sessions from their tutors.
  • The coproduction forum will take place from the 5th till the 9th of March 2015 (Place to be Confirmed)

 

Deadline for entries: 30th of September 2014

 

All the details and required information of the call you can find in the attachment, as well as on the NISI MASA website: http://nisimasa.com/wp/call-for-participants-european-short-pitch-2015/

All the communication about the event and the applications can be directed to the following address: europeanshortpitch@nisimasa.com

 

From the press release of European Short Pitch 2015