Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

For the fourth year, FEST - New Directors | New Films Festival is hosting FEST - Pitching Forum.
Project submissions are now open! REGISTER HERE!


FEST Pitching Forum is a platform for upcoming filmmakers to present their projects to top industry producers, financiers, fund managers and investors who are looking to finance, produce or develop new projects.

Here you  have the unique opportunity to pitch your project to top industry producers and financiers, who are looking to invest, produce or finance new projects.

In a 5 minute pitch, you will be asked to unwrap your project, in whatever way seems more appropriate.
 
The feedback from some of the most experienced people in the film industry is invaluable.
 
This will be given to you immediately after your pitch, and privately at the end of the session. This will be constructive feedback that will help you to significantly improve your project, and will stay with you for the coming years.
 
Inside FEST Pitching forum there will be a section for training, the forum itself, and the Industry Meetings.
More information here.
THE FEST - PITCHING FORUM EVENT

There will be 4 independent and thematic pitching sessions covering the following types of projects:
- Feature Film;
- Short Film;
- Documentary;
- TV Series.
 
There are limited places, therefore there will be a pre-selection. Only 7 projects projects will be selected for each session – Feature Film; Short Film; Documentary and TV Series – in a total of 28 projects.
 
The event quicks-off with a 3-day training-program. During training, the 28 selected Scriptwriters, Writer-directors and producers will participate in a managed by 4 Experts.
 
On the following days, participants will pitch their film projects in front of a panel of 44 Experts divided into 4 sessions: Feature Film; Short Film; Documentary and TV Series.
 
At the end of each pitch, there will be 10 minutes for feedback and discussion from the experts. At the end ofFEST - Pitching Forum, each participant will partake in an exclusive meeting with all the experts, for more private feedback and counseling about their project. 
 
FEST PITCHING FORUM AWARDS

Each of the 4 sessions will have immediate awards at FEST Pitching Forum. The most valued projects will have the opportunity to be tutored and helped develop by one of the experts, who will surely help the project get to a new level, otherwise hard to achieve.
 
The list of awards is the following:
 
-- 1st Place – 3 months tutoring, and project development by Camille McCurry (United Agents).-- 2nd Place – A weekend training for a FEST FILM LAB Workshop of their choosing.
 
There is far much more to be gained apart from the immediate awards at FEST – Pitching Forum.
Firstly, each of the board of experts can select projects that they would like to develop/tutor/finance/produce.
 
If your project doesn’t win any of the immediate awards, or isn’t selected individually by any of the experts present to be developed/tutored/financed/produced, there is still something extremely valuable you will take home: The feedback from some of the most experienced people in the film industry.
This will be given to you immediately after your pitch, and privately at the end of the session. This will be constructive feedback that will help you to significantly improve your project, and will stay with you for the coming years.
 
  
REGISTRATION 
Regular Submissions will be open from March 6th to May 12th 2015.