Pitching Lab

43rd Drama International Short Film Festival (DISFF – 2020)

Results Drama Pitching Lab 2020

We received more than 90 projects of an especially high standard.

The educators’ team of the Drama Pitching Lab is delighted to welcome the submission of numerous projects for documentaries, docu-fiction and animation.

The projects selected range from far-away China and Australia, and from Mexico to Europe. The Greek submissions were of a particularly high level, many of them potentially warranting a feature film script development, as they contain intricate stories which couldn’t be completed in short-film form.

It is worth mentioning that the historical element, dramatized documentary, family relations in all possible scenarios relevant to contemporary life, philosophical questions, and social problems, set the tone for this year’s nominations.

This year, the Pitching Lab decided to accept 15 projects, as the online platform allows for wider participation, expanding its international reach by welcoming young filmmakers from all over the world into the Drama family.

  1. LAUGHTER CLUB, Llewellyn Michael Bates, Screenwriter & Producer – AUSTRALIA
  2. BAJO EL ÁRBOL, Gisela Carbajal Rodríguez / Felix Klee, Screenwriter / Director – MEXICO / GERMANY
  3. THE CAGE WITHIN A CAGE, Onur Kök, Director – TURKEY
  4. ART, NUCLEAR ENERGY AND A LOVE OF BUGS, Friederike Lorenz, Screenwriter & Director – GERMANY
  5. MY GRANDMOTHER’S SISTER, Eleni Kavouki / Maria Tzortzatou, Screenwriter / Director – GREECE
  6. THE VERY BIZARRE STORY OF AN UNOFFICIAL FAMILY, Salamis Ayşegül Şentuğ / FehmiÖztürk, Screenwriter / Director – CYPRUS
  7. SIPHONOPHORE, Samuel Sultana / Stephanie Sant, Screenwriter / Director – FRANCE / MALTA
  8. MAGDALENA HAUZEN:DIE UNBEWEGLICHE ZEIT, Yannis Karpouzis, Screenwriter & Director – GREECE
  9. A GENTLE MOTH, Eric Peh Ha, Screenwriter & Director – SINGAPORE
  10. HONEYMOON, Alkis Papastathopoulos, Screenwriter / Director – GREECE
  11. THE WALKING WAY, Vangelis Liberopoulos, Screenwriter & Director GREECE
  12. THE BLACK BOX, Christos Asteriou / Konstantinos Fragkoulis, Screenwriter & Director – GREECE
  13. CLOUDY WATER, Iakovos Panagopoulos / Konstantinos Karakostas, Screenwriter / Director – GREECE
  14. DEEP END, Vera Pirogova, Screenwriter / Director – RUSSIA
  15. THE TENDER SHOP, Eirini Karagkiozidou, Screenwriter / Director – GREECE

Mastering the Art of Pitching is a necessary process on the journey to seeing your initial idea transformed into a movie. There are no quick fixes that define a great pitch, but there is a definite path that leads to successfully communicating the crux of your idea and story.

Barbara Dukas – Pitching Lab conductor

Drama Pitching Lab

In the context of the Educational Platform DRAMA TALENT LAB, the International Film Festival in Drama organises a Pitching Lab Workshop to provide pitching techniques to directors / producers.

Pitching Forum

Young filmmakers and producers from all over the world will participate in training sessions and learn how to present a 5 minute pitch, for their project to producers and secure potential funding.

At the end of the workshop participants are given the opportunity to present their ideas during the Pitching Forum Session, to a group of experts, producers and festival directors. Members of the Forum Committee will quiz each participant after their presentation, asking them critical questions about their project. (5’ Q&A ).

Participants are also given the opportunity to arrange individual meetings with potential financiers to help them raise funds for their project.

7 th edition this year for Drama Pitching Lab and Forum, as part of the 43rd Drama International Short Film Festival – DISFF (September 20-26, 2020). The Pitching Lab/Forum have been conducted ONLINE EXCLUSIVELY in English.

A. Pitching Lab

4-day PITCHING Workshop for projects (short fiction or animation up to 20’/documentaries up to 30′). 

*Selected projects will be announced on July 31, 2020 (up to 12 projects).

B. Pitching Forum

The Pitching Forum will be held on line, on Friday, September 25, with the participation of financiers, producers, festival directors and other experts. The Pitching Forum will be open to the public in live streaming.

Presentation time for each project 5 ’
Q&A time 5 ‘