European Short Pitch 2016 Calls for Works-in-Progress

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, directors and industry professionals from all over Europe.

From 2106 it will be adding a new segment to the coproduction forum: pitches of works-in-progress. It is a collaboration with C3PM organised by Paris Courts Devant and Espera Productions, to supply the selected filmmakers with a platform to find a co-producer and to promote their short films to be completed on a European level. Selected on the basis of the quality and the potential of their short film projects, 5 European talents will pitch and showcase their projects in front of a panel of 55 producers, financers, buyers, and distributors.

The coproduction forum will take place from the 2nd till the 6th of March 2016 in Luxembourg as part of the Luxembourg City Film Festival in partnership with LARS. Participants will have one day to prepare and rehearse their pitches with the tutors present. The pitching, in the presence of the invited professionals, will take place on the 4th of March in the afternoon where each project will have a chance to screen the work-in-progress and to pitch the film and its specific needs. Each project will have 7 minutes (excl. screening of work-in-progress) – questions included.

One-to-one meetings (25 minutes long) with professionals will take place the morning after. On the evening of the 4th an award ceremony will take place with two in kind post-production awards offered by Espera Productions, one for 3500€ and one for 7500€, which will be handed out by a jury headed by the representatives of the Luxembourgish post-production house, Espera Productions.

Full selection criteria can be found HERE. The deadline for applications is 6th January 2016.

10 December 2015, by Laurence Boyce