INTERFILM 40 International Short Film Festival Berlin
5 - 10 November 2024

Script Pitch - the 2024 screenplay competition

Script Pitch participants 2023

Submit your screenplay now!

The Script Pitch has been taking place as part of the interforum since 2013 and is interfilm's talent program. Here we invite authors of innovative short films to hone their scripts, prepare their pitches and pitch their material to an international jury in a competition during the festival.

In November 2024, an exciting 11th edition of the Script Pitch will take place on location in Berlin parallel to the interfilm Berlin International Short Film Festival from November 5-10, 2024. In October 2024, the authors will prepare their scripts in a two-day online workshop under the guidance of tutors.

Submit scripts from May 02, 2024 to June 15, 2024!

We are looking for exciting screenplays and captivating pitches for short films that inspire us!

All screenwriters can now apply with their screenplay and a project portfolio for the 11th international Script Pitch competition at the 40th interfilm Berlin International Short Film Festival. Eight participants will be selected to take part in the competition. In cooperation with our partner CineSud, we focus on Dutch talents and guarantee a place for one author from the Netherlands.

Be part of an inspiring 6-day script lab and informal networking event for filmmakers and present your project in 5 minutes to an international jury!

To apply, please fill out the following application form: and upload a portfolio of the submitted project as well as the script.

The project portfolio must include the following:

  • Story outline (not just a synopsis)
  • Character description
  • Moods, possibly cast, for animation films concept art and character design
  • Production details if applicable: production planning, budget, team

Requirements for participation in the script pitch:

  • Age over 18 years.
  • The script must be in English or translated into English.
  • All scripts must be for a short fiction film. Only live-action or animation scripts will be considered.
  • The scripts may not exceed the length of 20 pages.
  • As the competition and workshops will be held entirely in English, you must be able to express yourself in English, both written and orally to take part in the programme.
  • Contestants are responsible for clearing all the rights for all audiovisual materials being used during their pitches. No unauthorised material may be used during the public pitch.
  • If the film is being made, interfilm and CineSud need to be credited in the final credits of the film with our logo and the following sentence: “Developed and supported within the framework of the interfilm Script Lab & Pitch.“ The winning project must include the following sentence:“Developed and supported within the framework of the interfilm Script Lab & Pitch and CineSud Shorts Lab”.
  • Upon application you automatically confirm that you will be able to take part in the competition on the given terms.
  • All applicants are required to have a stable and good internet connection for the first part of the Script Lab, which takes place online in October (exact dates tba).
  • It is free of charge to participate in the Script Pitch, but we kindly ask participants to organise and pay for their own travel and accommodation.
  • Upon application you automatically confirm that you will be able to take part in the competition on the given terms and that you will organise your travel and stay in Berlin.

interfilm Festival accreditation passes will be provided free of charge for up to 2 members of each project participating at the Script Pitch.

In case of technical problems, please send us an email.

The submission deadline is June 15, 2024, and we will start collecting all submissions and begin the reading process immediately after the submission period. The selected participants will be notified at the end of July.

Application form incl. conditions of participation

What happened at our Script Pitch 2023

The entire competition will be held in English.


Best Script Pitch 2.000€
& Shorts Lab Training Program


General inquiries

Rebecca Heiler
Artistic Director Script Pitch & Script Lab