16th IN THE PALACE Short Film Festival

FILMER FORGE Short Film Pitch

22 – 23 September 2019, FCC Varna


The Film Project Market is part of IN THE PALACE industry program FILMER FORGE and in 2019 it includes an educational module on how to pitch a film project led by international facilitators; two film projects pitching sessions before an international panel; and formal and informal industry meetings.

The initiative will get together previously selected filmmakers and producers from Bulgaria, UK, Hungary, Georgia, Croatia, and Iran who seek producing, funding, and development opportunities for their current or upcoming short film projects. Each project team/representative will have a fixed time to present their project and answer questions raised by the panel and the audience. The competition focus will be on the originality of the concept, the artistic and production potential of the project, and on how convincing was the pitch itself.

In order to provide the best possible environment for international networking and project development, FILMER FORGE will be inviting a range of industry enablers to attend the pitching sessions. To ensure that all projects receive feedback, we will also be setting up face-to-face “speed date” meetings between those who have taken part in the pitching, the panel members, and the attending industry representatives – funders, producers, distributors, buyers, festival representatives, etc.

The best project/s will be receiving a financial grant.