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Call for Entries: Drama Pitching Lab (19-23 September 2016)
21 June 2016
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Update 20/07/2016

Extended Submissions Deadline: 8th August 2016
DEADLINE for submissions: 20th July 2016

For the 3rd consecutive year, in the context of the Educational Platform Drama Mini Talent Lab, the Festival in Drama runs the Drama Pitching Lab workshop on presentation and pitching techniques to directors / producers.

Pitching Workshop

Young filmmakers and producers will participate in training sessions and learn how to present a project for a short film [no longer than 20’ for fiction and animation and no longer than 30 for documentary] to producers and secure potential funding.

a. The deadline for entries is the 20th July 2016. The projects should be submitted by email.

b. A pre-selection committee will select 10 projects. Announcement of selected projects will be posted at the site of the festival by Tuesday 2 August the latest.

c. The directors – producers of the selected projects will be presented in Drama where they will attend improvement courses of their plans and presentation techniques in their scripts during the lab.

Pitching Forum

On Friday 23 rd September a Pitching Forum will be held in order that the selected projects will be present to potential producers/funders. The presentations will take place before an audience and the directors will be asked to answer questions regarding their Project.

Α special screening will be held , of the films that were completed by ideas and scripts that were awarded or stood above previous pitching lab. The best project will win a cash prize from Finos Film, as a financial support towards the completion of the production.

Please note that the workshop will be conducted in English. The projects can be submitted either in Greek or in English. “Drama Pitching Lab” conductor is going to be Barbara Dukas.

Directors and Producers interested in ‘Drama Pitching Lab’ are invited to send the following:

A one page synopsis of the script for a short fiction film (of any genre including animation) that is no longer than 20 minutes duration, or for a documentary no longer than 30 minutes.

A one-page director’s proposal which will also include the script’s premise, genre, and any possible antecedents that may be referred to as an influence or inspiration for the project (References to influences or sources may be added as hyperlinks.) The proposal should be concluded with a short logline. 

A scene breakdown (with added dialogue if applicable).

A short C.V. of the director and/or producer of no more than 200 words, which may be accompanied by references to previous works.

Optional Submission Documents 

If available, any audiovisual material that can help support the idea may be attached to the director΄s proposal (i.e., photos of locations, works of art, pictures of actors or people for a possible casting, storyboard, sketches, posters, as well as links to video, music etc.) 

If the script has already been written, a treatment of no longer than 2 pages may also be submitted.

Please note that all the submission material along with the contact information (address, phone and mail required) must be sent together in a single Word or PDF file by Wednesday 20th of July to the following email: /

Acceptance onto the Pitch Lab program will be considered based on the quality, originality, and dramatic viability of the script, the applicant’s motivation for wishing to participate, and the overall quality and promise of the material submitted.

The results of the selection will be announced by Tuesday 2nd of August at the latest.

Drama Pitching Lab is sponsored by Finos Films

  Finos Films
  Drama FF - Pitching Lab Workshop Final Projects
  Drama Short Film Festival 2015
  Nicolas Kolovos΄ Fig is named Best Greek Film at Drama Film Fest 2015
  Drama International Short Film Festival - Official Website
  Finos Films - Official Website
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