Industry Youth! Pitching Workshop

In the creative sector, especially in the audiovisual one, which is usually short on funding, there are numerous great projects, however, only some of them will see the light of day. Therefore, their presentation and packaging is key in the selection process. It is not only about having excellent rhetorical skills; a good pitch demands that you know your project inside out – its strengths and weaknesses, whether the story revolves around the character or the plot, etc. By doing so, the authors show their future partners that they are braced for trouble if, or more likely when, it arrives. In addition to being familiar with your project, there is also a timeframe. Hence the expression “elevator pitch”, which refers to the short duration of the presentation during which you have to know how to keep the audience’s attention.


Workshop coordinators

Čedomir Kolar

He graduated in film production at the Belgrade Academy of Dramatic Arts. Since 1991, he has been a producer for Noé Productions in Paris. His credits include Before the Rain (1994) by Milcho Manchevski (Oscar nomination), No Man’s Land (2001) by Danis Tanović (Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film), etc. In 2003 he started the new Paris based production entity, A.S.A.P. Films, together with director Danis Tanović and his fellow producer Marc Baschet. He has since produced many films, with Foxtrot (2017), by Samuel Maoz as one of the most recent ones (screened at ZFF in 2017).

Inja Korać

She graduated in Political Science and Journalism from the Faculty of Political Science in Zagreb and holds an MA in Audiovisual Management from the Media Business School in Spain. Works for Zagreb Film Festival as the Industry program producer, for Motovun Film Festival as program coordinator and programmer, and for Beldocs as the teen program selector. Worked as programmer and producer for Dokukino cinema and coordinated the Restart Label distribution. She is currently in charge of Motovun Film Festival distribution. Finished an internship in London at Dogwoof. Since 2011, works as an associate for Croatian public TV – HRT. Member of the Croatian Producers Association.

Lana Matić

Member of Croatian Society of Film Workers (HDFD) and Croatian Producers Association (HRUP). One of the founders of ZFF, where she works as producer and programmer. So far produced over 20 short fiction films, worked as producer on films Donkey, Life is a Trumpet, and executive producer on Mali, Zagreb Stories Vol. 3, and the documentary Of Hockey and Bears. The latest projects she worked on were feature films The Barefoot Emperor by J. Woodworth and P. Bronsen and Father by Srdan Golubović.