Apply for the 2019 Pitch Forum!


In collaboration with Mediefabrikken and Screen Talent Europe, we invite European producers, directors and screenwriters to present their projects and compete for a production grant.
Application deadline: May 8th 2019.

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Photo: Mediefabrikken

For the fourth year in a row, Screen Talent Europe in collaboration with Mediefabrikken and The Norwegian Short Film Festival invite emerging producers, directors and screenwriters from Europe to present their new short film projects at the festival in Grimstad. The Pitching Forum takes place on June 12th–14th.

To participate you must apply through one of Screen Talent Europe’s partners. It is free to participate and the costs of transportation and accommodation (3 nights) will be covered by Screen Talent Europe. 

10 participants will be chosen to participate in the Pitching Forum. In a 5-minute pitch, each participant will present their project to an external jury in front of an audience of potential co-producers, financiers and filmmakers attending the festival.

The winning project will receive a production grant of 4000 €.
Applications terms
- Producers, directors and screenwriters must have previously produced at least 2 films (short fiction or documentary).
- You must apply with a project in development (fiction or documentary), with a maximum length of 30 min.

What you get
Participants will take part in:
- a pitching workshop
- networking activities
- “speed dating” with the partners in the Screen Talent Europe network. During these meetings you will be informed about co-support and co-production possibilities available within the partners’ support systems

You will also get a complimentary full festival accreditation.

Application deadline: May 8th 2019.


For further information, please contact Anders Fristad Rudolph at
About Screen Talent Europe:
Screen Talent Europe is a network of film centers working with talent development in Europe. Screen Talent Europe aims to create more co-production, network and collaborations between emerging filmmakers in Europe.

About Mediefabrikken:
Mediefabrikken is a resource center run by Akershus County Council, which offers guidance and concept development to young filmmakers.

The Pitching Forum is organized by Mediefabrikken, the Screen Talent Europe partners and The Norwegian Short Film Festival.

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