Less than 3 weeks left till Baltic Pitching Forum 2019 and we are excited to share our full schedule of open sessions. If you want to polish your skills on pitching film project or learn how to sell your short film to sales agents, wait no more and register to our event!
Venue: Vilnius County Adomas Mickevičius Public Library, Trakų st. 10, Vilnius
HOW TO PITCH
To present a project means to share an idea for a film with the first audience of experts and decision makers. The lecture will focus on the essence of a pitch by describing the process of preparation and on pitching as a part of the project´s development.
Time: 10 October, Thursday 9:45 – 11:30
OPEN PITCHING SESSIONS
Come and see BPF 2019 pitches of our 12 participants from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and this year’s guest country – Finland.
Time: 11 October, Friday 10:30 – 14:45
Marcin Łuczaj, New Europe Film Sales, Poland
DOS AND DON’TS WITH SHORT FILM SALES AGENTS
New Europe Film Sales is a Warsaw-based directors’ driven boutique sales company where Marcin Łuczaj is responsible for acquisitions and the short film catalogue. The company is known as a talents discovery label and works with great directors such as Ruben Östlund, Tomek Baginski, Magnus von Horn and Qiu Yang, among others. Among the company’s short film line-up are 10 Oscar shortlisters and the 2017 winner – Sing, by Kristof Deak, as well as Cannes, Berlinale and Sundance winners. This seminar will address the topic of reaching a worldwide audience and when to think about distribution in the production process. Where and when to find a sales agent? What’s the role of a sales agent in the various stages of your project? How to find the right sales agent for your film? How to prepare for your premiere? DOs and DON’Ts in working with sales agents, festival strategies, marketing and pitches at parties. Who’s actually buying and what kind of shorts actually work and attract buyers?
Time: 12 October, Saturday 10:00 – 11:30
Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck, Head of Berlinale Shorts, Germany
BERLINALE SHORTS – PROFILE AND PROCEDURES
The Berlinale Shorts competition radiates the full range of colors, stretches the boundaries and lays down new tracks in the vast field of cinematic possibilities. Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck, head and curator of Berlinale Shorts, explains the selection process and presents short films from the past editions. Followed by a Q&A.
Time: 12 October, Saturday 11:45 – 12:45
Once again we’ll be welcoming back some former BPF alumni who will talk more about their experiences and share some tips on how to get films into the wider world.
Time:12 October, Saturday 13:45 – 15:15