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.
For the upcoming edition, interfilm is now looking for gripping, moving, funny or thought-provoking, but in any case original screenplays for short fiction and animation films up to 20 minutes in length.
Eight writers / filmmakers will be invited to take part in the six-day script lab which will take place in October (online) and November (in Berlin), where they will work on their screenplays and presentation of their material. This is followed by the presentation of their projects at the Script Pitch in front of an international jury and professional audience.
Application deadline: 15 June 2023
You can expect:
- intensive workshops and coaching sessions
- lots of exchange with other authors,
- the possibility to win a fantastic prize from CineSud.
Announcement of results: Beginning of August 2023
Online workshop: mid-October 2023
Face-to-face workshops: November 15-17, 2023
Script Pitch: November 18, 2023
See what happend at our Script Pitch 2022
Curious about the participants of the past Script Pitch editions? At shorts+connect we present our alumni and their projects.
In preparation for the Script Pitch competition 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.
In the competition 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.
Best Script Pitch, sponsored by CineSud
Further Training in Writers Rooms and in the development-program CineSud ShortLab worth 5000,- €
The winner will follow tailored coaching sessions throughout the year and will be guided through every step of production from scriptwriting to distribution. Specifically, the CineSud Short Lab consists of two writing sessions, two directing sessions, one editing session and also a distribution session at the end of the trajectory.
Artistic Director Script Pitch & Script Lab