Results Drama Pitching Lab 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

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 will be conducted ONLINE EXCLUSIVELY in English.

Project Submission Pitching Lab – 43rd Drama International Short Film Festival

A. Pitching Lab

4-day PITCHING Workshop for projects (short fiction or animation up to 20’/documentaries up to 30′). Project Submission (exclusively in English) until July 1, 2020 by mail at

The completed application form:

  • Synopsis up to 200 words.
  • Project description up to 500 words ( a logline of up to 50 words should be concluded).
  • CVs of the project creative team (author/writer, director & producer) up to 200 words each.
  • Audiovisual material.

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 ‘


  • Finos Film cash prize.
  • EKK contribution in the production.
  • Authorwave (post production services).

Mentorship Awards

  • Development / script doctoring sessions.

Pitching Lab Conductor: Barbara Dukas

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