Beach it

For contacts and information: Margarita Radeva

June 19-26, 2010
Cultural Centre “The Palace”, Balchik
Participation fee: 200 €
A limited number of scholarships is available
Application deadline: 31st May 2010 

1) Create your personal profile HERE
2) Fill the application form, available in your profile and send it along with the requested documents

BEACH IT is a five-day training on how to pitch an original film project. The course will deal with some of the qualities a filmmaker needs to develop his/her projects in the international market place.  It will include training in writing an original dramatic film treatment, as well as improving confidence in expressing a movie idea to a potential financier/distributor/T.V./Internet Executive. There will also be discussions on development, financing, and marketing.

Specifically, during the five-day course the participants will pitch their treatments to industry members present at the Festival, who will select 5 projects out of the 15.  This will result in writing 5 scenes out of the selected treatments, no longer than 3 minutes.


Barry Hanson (UK) - his movie “The long Good Friday” has been described as the best British film ever. He teaches Film & TV Production in London University and has written many papers for academic books and journals in the UK and abroad.


BEACH IT is open to filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe with fluent English. A maximum of 15 filmmakers with original projects will be accepted for the training. In order to allow a larger number of filmmakers to benefit from the know-how pitching training a limited number of observers will also be accepted.  The observers will only have the right to listen to the course, but not to pitch their projects at the sessions. The results of the application and the scholarship winners will be announced by email on June 5, 2010.

The participation fee for the training is 200 € and includes:

•    Participation in the training
•    Free access to all open classes and presentations at the festival
•    Access to all festival screenings
•    Access to MOVE IT
•    Access to the festival zones
•    Access to the music & entertainment programme
•    Access to the video library
•    Access to MARK IT

Travel, accommodation and meals are NOT included.

A special package for accommodation and food is available on written request at  

A limited number of scholarships is available.

To apply for the BEACH IT training, please make your profile HERE, fill in the form and send it along with the following documents:

•    short biography of the applicant
•    motivation letter
•    short description of an original film idea (up to 1800 characters)
•    short fiction film treatment in English (not longer than 3 pages of A4 paper)

Please note that the selected filmmakers should also prepare their basic ‘pitches’ before the Festival.

Application deadline: 31st May 2010