INTERFILM 39 International Short Film Festival Berlin
14 - 19 November 2023

Script Pitch 2023 - International Competition for Short Scripts

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 2023, parallel to the International Short Film Festival interfilm Berlin, the 10th edition of Script Pitch will take place. In October 2023 the authors will prepare their scripts in a two-day online workshop together with their tutors.

Submissions are open from May 1 to June 16, 2023.

Authors with scripts for animated and feature films of max. 20 minutes in length can apply. For the application, an online form has to be filled out and the script and a project portfolio, both in English, have to be submitted.

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.

More on interforum coming soon


Best Script Pitch, sponsored by CineSud

2.000,- €
Further Training in Writers Rooms and in the development-program CineSud ShortLab worth 5000,- €


Best Script Pitch 2.000€
& Shorts Lab Training Program


General inquiries

Rebecca Heiler
Artistic Director Script Pitch & Script Lab