At the heart of the interforum, the fringe program for professional visitors and film enthusiasts at interfilm Berlin lies the International Script Pitch. Since 2013, with the Script Pitch, interfilm has been inviting the authors of innovative short films to Berlin to work on their screenplays and pitch them in a competition in front of an international jury after an intensive week of workshops and coaching.
In November 2022, parallel to the International Short Film Festival interfilm Berlin, the 9th edition of Script Pitch will take place from 15 to 20 November 2022 in Berlin. In October 2022 the authors will prepare their scripts in a two-day online workshop together with their tutors.
Submissions for Script Pitch 2022 is now closed. The selection process is underway and succesful applicants will be notified in August 2022.
The submission deadline is 16 June 2022. We will collect all submissions as of now and start the reading process at the end of June. Selected contestants will be notified in August.
In preparation for the Script Pitch competition on 19th November 2022 all participants take part in a six-day Script Lab. Within the practical and stimulating workshop program there will be both a seminar on script development to sharpen the participants’ creative skills, which will take place online in October as well as on-site workshops during the festival week in November such as a pitch training to evaluate the live performance of each contestant by industry experts.
Script Pitch participants will be given the opportunity to meet international filmmakers, writers and industry experts at exclusive networking events at the International Short Film Festival interfilm Berlin.
On 19th November 2022 the eight finalists will have 5 minutes each to pitch their projects and convince the international jury of their idea.
To maximize the interlinking of creative and industry professionals in an open forum – and to celebrate their pitches - the competitors, the jury and the audience are invited for our interforum Drinks on the afternoon of the competition.
The entire competition will be held in English.
More on interforum coming soon
Best Script Pitch, sponsored by CineSud
Artistic Director Script Pitch & Script Lab